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Debate is raging over whether or not the controversial name of Coon cheese should be changed amid Black Lives Matter protests.
A comedian’s call to change the name of iconic Australian cheese brand Coon has ignited fierce debate, but a key historic detail raises doubt about the need for change.
Calls for the cheese to be re-branded
One side of the argument - Name is linked to an offensive slur against black people
The other side of the argument - was named in recognition of “the work of an American, Edward William Coon, who patented a unique ripening process that was used to manufacture the original Coon cheese”
I can see the argument for changing the name but it was named in honor of Edward William Coon who had no links to an racist past so surely some context should be used in this case