In a forceful statement
Posted on the company’s website late Tuesday, describes Ben & Jerry Death of George Floyd
An unarmed black man in the hands of a white police officer, as a result of “perpetual inhumane police brutality by a culture of white hegemony”.
The brand-owned brand says, “What happened to George Floyd was not the result of a bad apple; it was a predictable consequence of a racist and superstitious system and culture that has always considered black corpses as enemies,” the brand-owned brand said. Unilever (Wool)
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Condemned racism and injustice in recent days. Ben & Jerry’s statement, however, is unusually broad and direct, addressing the historical roots of discrimination in the United States and calling for systematic racism, advising police on specific policies to address further torture and racial discrimination.
“Slavery, Jim Crow and segregation are legitimate and monetized white hegemonic systems for which the black and brown generations paid their price. And resolved, ”the agency said in a statement.
Ben and Jerry, who publicly supported it Black Live Matter
The movement called on President Donald Trump to reject white hegemonic and nationalist groups who “fully support him.”
The ice cream maker has called on the U.S. judiciary to restructure its civil rights department and pass it in Congress. HR40
, A bill that would first create a commission to study the effects of discrimination on African slaves who first came to North America in 1919 and proposed remedies.
Ben & Jerry has a long history of political activism under Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield Arrested in 2016
To protest against money in politics.
Of the organization Sale
British-Dutch consumer product giant Unilever (Wool)
2000 did not stop us from talking about issues such as racial injustice, climate change and refugee rights. As part of the deal, Ben & Jerry set up a separate board of directors. “We are a wholly owned subsidiary [of Unilever]”But we still work with Ben & Jerry’s mission, vision and values,” a spokesman told CNN Business.
The brand even used it in the lobby to change the ice cream, launching it Taste of Justice Remix
Promoting criminal justice reform in September and Pecan prevention
It has been described as “reactionary and discriminatory” in protest of the Trump administration’s policies in 2018.
The agency was praised by leaders on social media for the power of the statement about Floyd’s death.
“Unless and until white America collectively acknowledges its rights, is responsible for its impact on its past and present, and promises to create a genuine future in justice, the names George Floyd has added to the will will never end. We have this moment of justice. And we need to accelerate our country’s long journey towards more perfect reconciliation.
Alan Joppe, CEO of Unilever, also commented. “Systematic racism and social injustice must be eradicated. Business has an important role to play in building a just society that tolerates intolerance,” he said on Monday. Twitter