Ben & Jerry's Releases Statement About Dismantling White Supremacy: 'Silence Is NOT An Option'
The murder of George Floyd was the result of inhumane police brutality that is perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy,” the Ben & Jerry’s statement read
Ben and Jerry's is standing up against the slaughtering of George Floyd, the unarmed Black man who passed on account of Minneapolis police on May 25.
The famous frozen yogurt brand, notable for being vocal about social equity issues, gave an announcement this week about the episode.
"We all at Ben and Jerry's are shocked about the homicide of another Black individual by Minneapolis cops a week ago and the proceeded with vicious reaction by police against protestors," the announcement, titled "Quietness Is NOT an Option," started.
The brand kept, specifying a tribute to Floyd: "We need to state his name: George Floyd. George Floyd was a child, a sibling, a dad, and a companion. The cop who put his knee on George Floyd's neck and the cops who held on and viewed didn't simply kill George Floyd, they took him. They took him from his family and his companions, his congregation and his locale, and from his own future."
The homicide of George Floyd was the aftereffect of heartless police ruthlessness that is propagated by a culture of racial oppression. https://t.co/YppGJKHkyN pic.twitter.com/YABzgQMf69
— Ben and Jerry's (@benandjerrys) June 2, 2020
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Before, Ben and Jerry's and its fellow benefactors, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, have stood up on the side of the Black Lives Matter development and other social equity causes.
In September, they discharged a frozen yogurt flavor, Justice Remix'd, that is committed to criminal equity change. Prior, in 2018, the organization reported the flavor Pecan Resist, planned for opposing the "backward and oppressive strategies" of President Donald Trump's organization.
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In the ongoing articulation, Ben and Jerry's called for four things to do in the wake of Floyd's executing.
To start with, they asked Trump "to submit our country to a conventional procedure of mending and compromise." Second, the organization called upon Congress to pass H.R. 40, "enactment that would make a commission to consider the impacts of subjection and separation from 1619 to the present and suggest fitting cures."
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"We can't push ahead all together until we start to think about the transgressions of our past. Subjection, Jim Crow, and isolation were frameworks of legitimized and adapted racial domination for which ages of Black and Brown individuals followed through on an unfathomable cost," the announcement said. "That cost must be recognized and the benefit that gathered to some to the detriment of others must be dealt with and reviewed."
At long last, Ben and Jerry's upheld Floyd's family in calling to make a national team to draft enactment "planned for consummation racial savagery and expanding police responsibility" and approached the Department of Justice to revive its Civil Rights Division.
"Except if and until white America is happy to all in all recognize its benefit, assume liability for its past and the effect it has on the present, and focus on making a future saturated with equity, the rundown of names that George Floyd has been added to will never end," the announcement finished up. "We need to utilize this second to quicken our country's long excursion towards equity and an increasingly immaculate association."