Ben and Jerry's founders arrested at protest

Ben & Jerry’s statement about white supremacy is so extraordinary. That’s why

In a strong statement When Ben & Jerry’s posted to the company’s website on Tuesday night, he described The death of George Freud, An unarmed black man, in the hands of a white police officer, is the result of “the culture of white supremacy perpetuating the brutal behavior of the police.”
“The George Floyd thing was not the result of a bad apple; it was the foreseeable result of a racist and prejudiced system and culture that used blackbody as an enemy from the beginning, “The brand owns Unilever (UL certification).
The company includes Nike (NKE), Netflix (NFL), Twitter (TWTR), Disney (DIS), Facebook (FB) with Intel (International Trade Centre) In recent days, it has condemned racism and injustice. However, Ben & Jerry’s speech was extremely comprehensive and direct, addressing the historical roots of discrimination in the United States, and calling for systemic racism, while advocating specific policies to prevent the police from further abusing power and correcting racial inequalities.

“Slavery, Jim Crow and the apartheid system are legalized and monetized white supremacy systems. The Black and Brown generations have paid an immeasurable price for this. This price must be recognized and granted to At the expense of the privileges of others, it should be taken seriously and remedied,” the company said in a statement.

Ben & Jerry’s, also publicly supported Black life problem The campaign called on President Donald Trump to reject white supremacist and nationalist organizations that “absolutely support him.”
The ice cream maker also called on the U.S. Department of Justice to revitalize its Civil Rights Division and asked Congress to pass HR 40The bill will establish a committee to study the discriminatory effects of African slaves since they first arrived in North America in 1619 and recommend remedies.
Ben & Jerry’s at the founders Ben Cohen (Ben Cohen) and Jerry Greenfield (Jerry Greenfield) Arrested in 2016 Protest against money in politics.
the company’s Sales To the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever (UL certification) In 2000, it did not stop it from clamoring for racial injustice, climate change, and refugee rights. As part of the transaction, Ben & Jerry’s retained an independent board of directors. “We are a wholly-owned subsidiary [of Unilever], But we still follow Ben & Jerry’s mission, vision and values. A spokesperson told CNN Business.
The brand even used its ice cream lobbying to make changes and launched The taste of Justice ReMix Promote criminal justice reform and Pecan resistance In 2018, the Trump administration was described as “progressive and discriminatory” in protest of its policies.

The company was praised by activists on social media for the power of its statement about Freud’s death.

“Unless the white Americans are willing to collectively recognize their privileges, take responsibility for their past and its impact on the present, and commit to creating a future immersed in justice, George Freud will be added to the list. The statement concludes by saying : “We must use this moment to accelerate our country’s long journey to justice and build a more perfect alliance. “

Unilever CEO Alan Jope also commented on the matter. He said on Monday: “Systemic racism and social injustice must be eliminated. Businesses can play a key role in building a fair society with intolerance and intolerance.” Twitter.

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