Ben & Jerry's Calls For A “[Dismantling] Of White Supremacy” In BLM Statement
Written by B87FM on June 3, 2020
They might be an ice cream firm, however Ben & Jerry’s has been identified to combat the great combat. For years the dessert firm has spoken out on varied political and controversial matters, and so they even have a complete part of their web site devoted to the “Points We Care About.” They’ve supported racial justice, legal reform, informing the general public about local weather change, fairtrade, help to refugees, LGBTQIA+ equality efforts, and rather more. It was years in the past that they made it clear that they’re 100 % behind the Black Lives Matter motion, and within the wake of the latest protests, Ben & Jerry’s has launched an announcement about dismantling white supremacy.
“All of us at Ben & Jerry’s are outraged in regards to the homicide of one other Black particular person by Minneapolis cops final week and the continued violent response by police towards protestors,” they wrote on their web site. “We have now to talk out. We have now to face along with the victims of homicide, marginalization, and repression due to their pores and skin shade, and with those that search justice via protests throughout our nation. We have now to say his identify: George Floyd.”
“What occurred to George Floyd in Minneapolis is the fruit borne of poisonous seeds planted on the shores of our nation in Jamestown in 1619, when the primary enslaved women and men arrived on this continent,” the corporate added. “Floyd is the newest in an extended checklist of names that stretches again to that point and that shore. A few of these names we all know — Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Emmett Until, Martin Luther King, Jr. — most we don’t.”
Then, Ben & Jerry’s laid out their four-part plan to assist in bringing down white supremacy that included calling President Trump, calling up your congressman, supporting bipartisan laws that requires police accountability, and the necessity for the “Division of Justice to reinvigorate its Civil Rights Division as a staunch defender of the rights of Black and Brown individuals.” It is greater than ice cream, y’all.