Ben & Jerry’s ice cream (sold in the DR) founders arrested at protests. Why their statement on white supremacy is so extraordinary

Let there be no doubt where Ben & Jerry’s stands. The ice cream maker whose ice cream is available in The Dominican Republic has called on Americans to “dismantle white supremacy” and “grapple with the sins of our past” as nationwide protests against racial injustice stretch into their eighth day. In a forceful statement posted to the company’s website late on Tuesday, Ben & Jerry’s describes the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of a white police officer as the result of “inhumane police brutality that is perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy.” “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 … Continue reading Ben & Jerry’s ice cream (sold in the DR) founders arrested at protests. Why their statement on white supremacy is so extraordinary