A few months ago I was eating breakfast with an old colleague of mine,
Mamadou Diouf, a professor of African history at the University of Michigan when he suddenly said, “That is truly an evil looking man”. I looked up in surprise and asked what he meant. “Look at this,” he answered pointing to a Kellog cornflakes cereal box. “Have you seen a more evil looking being?”
He handed me the box and what I saw sent a chill down to my soul. There
was a grainy black & white photo of Will Keith Kellogg on the side of the
box. I have seen many photos of capitalist white men who spent their
lives oppressing the masses but never had I seen one so devoid of life or
any without any sign of human warmth. Kellogg’s cold stare seemed to be
focused on me and I had no doubt for a moment that this was a white man
who hated Africans.
Link to photo of Kellogg:
<a href="http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~dav4is/images/WKK.jpg" target="_blank">http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~dav4is/images/WKK.jpg</a>
“I must research this, Mamadou," I said. ‘Kellogg made his fortune with
this cereal and surely he must he have abused our people in some manner.
What do you know of him?’
“I’m afraid I have no knowledge of this white man’s crimes but I do not
doubt they are out there to be found. If anyone can find out what they are, it is you, my friend.” Mamadou answered.
And so I started my search of the truth about Will Keith Kellogg. I
enlisted of the aid of my students. For extra credit, they would look
into the history of Kellogg and the crimes he committed against the people
of Africa. What they would find in the following weeks surprised even
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