Have you bought your tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream lately? Though it’s probably one of the worse foods to eat, the owner’s support for the Black Lives Matter movement will undoubtedly be reciprocated.
Ben & Jerry’s declared its support for the Black Lives Matter movement on Wednesday, telling customers that to be silent on the issues that black people face is to be complicit in their oppression.
The Vermont-based ice cream company, founded by liberal activists Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, issued a lengthy statement on its website Wednesday saying “systemic and institutionalized racism” are the “defining civil rights and social justice issues of our time.”
“We’ve come to understand that to be silent about the violence and threats to the lives and well-being of Black people is to be complicit in that violence and those threats,” the statement read. “All lives do matter. But all lives will not matter until Black lives matter.”
Ben & Jerry’s said it felt a “moral obligation” to cast a light on the growing list of “unarmed Black Americans killed by law enforcement officers.” Source
That’s what we’ve been screaming for how many years now! Salute to these brothas (yes brotha’s) for speaking up. Your truth is appreciated!
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