In a strong statement
Ben & Jerry’s posted on the company’s website late Tuesday George Floyd’s death
, An unarmed black man, by a white police officer as a result of “the inhuman police brutality perpetuated by the culture of white supremacy”.
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They condemned racism and injustice in recent days. But Ben & Jerry’s statement is unusually comprehensive and direct, addresses the historical roots of discrimination in the United States and calls for systematic racism, while calling for specific policies to prevent more police violations and address racial inequality.
Slavery, Jim Crowe, and dismissal were systems of legitimate, white, cash-based sovereignty that paid generations of black and brown an immeasurable price. This cost must be recognized and the privilege some have earned must be calculated at the expense of others and the company said in its statement, “Corrected.”
Ben & Jerry, who has also publicly supported The issue of black life
The movement called on President Donald Trump to disavow white supremacy and the national groups that “publicly support him”.
The ice cream maker also called on the US Department of Justice to revitalize the Civil Rights Division, and to pass Congress HR 40
, A bill that would create a committee to study the effects of discrimination since African slaves first arrived in North America in 1619 and recommended treatments.
Ben & Jerry’s had a long history of political activism under the founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who were He was arrested in 2016
To protest money in politics.
The company a discount
For a British-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever (Mai)
In 2000 he did not prevent her from speaking out about issues such as racial injustice, climate change and refugee rights. As part of the deal, Ben & Jerry’s maintained an independent board of directors. We are a wholly owned subsidiary [of Unilever]A spokesperson for CNN Business said, “But we are still working according to Ben & Jerry’s mission, vision and values.”
The brand even used ice cream to press for change and launch Justice ReMix’d flavor
In September to promote criminal justice reform and Pecan resistance
In 2018, in protest of the Trump administration’s policies, which it described as “reactionary and discriminatory.”
Company activists on social media praised the company for the strength of its statement about Floyd’s death.
“Unless White America is ready to collectively acknowledge its privilege, take responsibility for its past and its impact on the present, and commit to creating a future steeped in justice, then the list of names to which George Floyd was added unless White America is ready for it.” The statement concluded by saying, “We must not take Start. We must seize this moment to accelerate our nation’s long journey towards justice and a more perfect union. “
Unilever CEO Alan Job commented on the case. On Monday, he said, “comprehensive racism and social injustice must be eliminated. Business plays a critical role in creating an equitable society that does not tolerate fanaticism.” Twitter