In a strong statement Ben & Jerry’s, published on the company’s website late Tuesday, Death of george floydas a result of the “inhuman police brutality carried out by the culture of white superiority” in the hands of a black man, unarmed, white police officer.
“What happened to George Floyd was not the result of a bad apple; it was the predictable outcome of a racist and biased system and culture that saw black objects as enemies from the very beginning.” Unilever(UL).
Included Companies Nike(NKE), Netflix(NFLX), excitement(TWT’s), Disney(TOOTH), Facebook(FBI) and Intel(INTC) recently condemned racism and injustice. However, Ben & Jerry’s statement is unusually comprehensive and direct, addressing the origin of historical discrimination in the US and calling for systemic racism.
Slavery, Jim Crow and discrimination are legalized and monetized white supremacy systems where Black and Brown generations pay an immeasurable price. said.
Ben & Jerry’s, Black Life Matters the move called on President Donald Trump to reject the white supremacists and nationalist groups that “supremely supported him”.
The ice cream maker also revived the Human Rights Department of the US Department of Justice and H. R. 40A draft law to form a commission to investigate the effects of discrimination, as African slaves first arrived in North America in 1619 and offered solutions
Ben & Jerry’s has a long history of political activism under its founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. Arrested in 2016 for protests against money in politics.
the Company sales British-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever(UL) In 2000, he did not prevent him from speaking on issues such as racism injustice, climate change and refugee rights. As part of the deal, Ben & Jerry’s held an independent board. “We are a wholly owned subsidiary [of Unilever]but we are still acting on Ben & Jerry’s mission, vision and values, “he said.
The brand used it to lobby to replace its ice cream. Justice ReMix’d flavor Promoting criminal justice reform in September and Walnut Resistance In 2018, Trump called “reactionary and discriminatory” to protest his management policies.
The company was praised by activists on social media for the power of Floyd’s announcement about his death.
“Unless White America is committed to privileging its privilege, taking responsibility for its past and present, and creating a fair future, this list of names added by George Floyd This moment will give momentum to a longer journey to justice and a better unity in our nation. We should use it. “
Unilever CEO Alan Jope also commented on the issue. “Systemic racism and social injustice must be eliminated. Work plays a critical role in creating an intolerant, egalitarian society,” said Monday. Said. excitement.