The Tweet, which has been liked over 30,000 times, was accompanied by a lengthy statement on systemic and institutionalized racism and called for others to join their cause by not standing idly by and to engage in meaningful action.
“Systemic and institutionalized racism are the defining civil rights and social justice issues of our time,” says the statement signed by Your Friends at Ben & Jerry’s. “We’ve come to understand that to be silent about the violence and threats to the lives and well-being of Black people is to be complicit in that violence and those threats.”
This is of a piece with Ben & Jerry’s longstanding support for the cop-murdering thug (and progressive icon) Mumia Abu Jamal.
I stopped eating their crappy ice cream over a decade ago. There are plenty of alternative sources for ice cream that don’t support violent racists.