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Ben & Jerry's takes a stance in support of Black Lives Matter

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I'm suddenly craving Chunky Monkey. Vermont-based company Ben & Jerry's has come out in support of Black Lives Matter.

"They matter because they are children, brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers," the company said in a statement on their website. "They matter because the injustices they face steal from all of us — white people and people of color alike. They steal our very humanity."

"Systemic and institutionalized racism are the defining civil rights and social justice issues of our time. 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."
Photo: Jane McCarthy
Photo: Jane McCarthy
Photo: Jane McCarthy

Naturally, some customers were opposed to Ben & Jerry's stance and have decided to cease business with the company, but Ben & Jerry's isn't fazed. This isn't the first time Ben & Jerry's has taken a stance on social activism, and it most likely won't be the last.

"All lives do matter. But all lives will not matter until Black lives matter," the company said.

Now who's ready for a pint or two?
Photo: Giphy

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