According to the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska, the name “Eskimo” has long been used by non-Native groups for Inuit and Yupik people. It said the name was considered insulting in many other places because it was given by non-Inuit people and meant “raw meat eater”.
Linguists also say there is another origin of the word, meaning based on the word “net snowshoes”, the language center says on the website.
Elizabel Marquez, head of marketing for Dryer’s Grand Ice Cream, said: “Our goal at Dryer’s Grand Ice Cream is to bring joy to everyday life with ice cream and we continue to come across our Eddie’s Pie Ice Cream Bar.” One line. She added that she has a “delayed production” of Eskimo pie until a brand new roll.
The ice cream maker announced plans to change the name in June, saying it was “committed to being part of a compromise on racial equality,” and acknowledged that the term “Eskimo” was offensive.
Eskimo Pie, which has been using the name for almost a century, is actually one of the first brands to announce a new name. Some companies said they would change the logo after the murder of George Floyd by police, which is considered a nationwide racist that forced corporate America to respond.
– The report was contributed by CNN’s Alta Spell and Jay Croft.