A few months ago I was eating breakfast with an old colleague of mine when suddenly he 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. He appeared impish. I have seen many photos of capitalist white men who oppressed the masses but I had never seen one like this. His expression was cold and without any sign of human warmth. Kellogg's cold stare seemed to reach at me from the box and I had no doubt that this was a white man who hated Africans.
Here's a link to a photo of Kellogg (this is not the one on the cereal box. It does not appear to be available online):
"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
I will post their findings here as soon as I have doublechecked their research.