Skip to comments.Ben & Jerry’s tells Americans to ‘dismantle White Supremacy’
Posted on 06/06/2020 7:43:03 AM PDT by yardboyd
Ben & Jerrys has put out a call for customers and ice-cream lovers to dismantle white supremacy and grapple with the sins of our past as sweeping protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd roar on across the country.
All of us at Ben & Jerrys are outraged about the murder of another Black person by Minneapolis police officers last week and the continued violent response by police against protesters, they said in a lengthy statement on Tuesday.
We have to speak out. We have to stand together with the victims of murder, marginalization, and repression because of their skin color, and with those who seek justice through protests across our country. We have to say his name: George Floyd.
The ice cream company, which does not shy away from political issues, also condemned inhumane police brutality that is perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy while demanding justice for Floyd.
Ben & Jerrys issued a statement on Black Lives Matter in 2016.
The 46-year-old died in Minneapolis on Memorial Day after Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck until he became unresponsive. Video shared online, which has sparked nationwide unrest, shows Floyd in handcuffs and begging for his life.
The Hennepin County medical examiner on Monday ruled Floyds death a homicide and said in a report that he died from cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.
Chauvin has since been arrested but none of the other three officers involved have yet been charged.
What happened to George Floyd was not the result of a bad apple; it was the predictable consequence of a racist and prejudiced system and culture that has treated Black bodies as the enemy from the beginning, said Ben & Jerrys.
Floyds death is among several recent high-profile killings of black people, including Breonna Taylor in Louisville and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. Ben & Jerrys invoked their names in the lengthy statement as well as victims of past racial violence, including Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Emmett Till, and Martin Luther King Jr.
Ben & Jerrys, which has previously voiced its support for the Black Lives Matter movement, called on President Trump and elected officials to to commit our nation to a formal process of healing and reconciliation.
Instead of calling for the use of aggressive tactics on protesters, the President must take the first step by disavowing white supremacists and nationalist groups that overtly support him, and by not using his Twitter feed to promote and normalize their ideas and agendas, the company continued.
The world is watching Americas response.
The ice cream-makers also demanded that the Justice Department reinvigorate its Civil Rights Division as a staunch defender of the rights of Black and Brown people.
Unless and until white America is willing to collectively acknowledge its privilege, take responsibility for its past and the impact it has on the present, and commit to creating a future steeped in justice, the list of names that George Floyd has been added to will never end, they concluded.
We have to use this moment to accelerate our nations long journey towards justice and a more perfect union.
Nobody can hand it to you in the form of social redistribution of other peoples honest wealth and hard-earned bread and nobody can receive it and still be called honorable. Is that not exactly what slave masters did when they took the fruits of forced slave labor as their own? p
This is the Democrat partys posture of evil they offer African Americans to take a knee and assume today, to be equally as evil as what many Southern white post-Civil War reconstructionists attempted to get away with, but were stopped dead in their tracks by those white Americans who fought and died to make us all equally good.
All Ben and Jerry propose is that the black community sins of the present assume a posture of equality of the post-Civil War white sins of the past in a similar reflection of evil. The solidity of their argument melts away as quickly as their ice cream when exposed to the looting and street violence served up hot in our streets today.
Who eats this crap? I know. Those who drive Volvos.
The Salem Witch Trials Redux 2020
Or what? They’ll stop selling expensive, pretentious ice cream?
No more vanilla ice cream!!!
Course never a word about the vastly disproportionate black on white crime black on Latino crime black on Asian crime
Spoken like two big shot left wingers from virtually all white Vermont such bravery
I don't collectively do anything. That's f'n Marxist talk. I hope their ice cream melts.
Their ice cream has probably killed more black people (through diabetes, obesity, etc.) than the police has.
The only true way to end white supremacy is to end white people.
I never ate any of their commie ice cream.
They can tell me all they want. After all, I get all my advice from ice cream makers.
And the media.
Go pound ice cream up your tired A$$e$
Um, NO. You don’t know. Mrs rktman has an ‘07 S80 V-8 (DOHC Yamaha) Volvo. We do NOT buy or eat has ben&jerky. Never have. As far as we’re concerned, they can phu cough. :-)
Dismantle Virtue Signaling.
GFY BJ :-)
So I guess the stage is set. We are not pissed enough yet and when we do.............
Certainly that is so by the tautological reasoning of the left.