Black lives matter DOES NOT mean ‘anti-police’.
Ben and Jerry’s stands behind black lives matter and we are loving them for it!
For those a little unfamiliar with the movement:
#BlackLivesMatter is known as a global activist movement that campaigns against violence and universal racism towards black people.
YET, there are countless spectators against this campaign. Calling it a hate group (un-like the KKK we assume) or anti-cop which just so happens to be a large portion of the people that are setting out to boycotting the ice cream brand.
According to vox.com, “Blue Lives Matter, a group of active and retired law enforcement officials, issued a statement on Monday demanding all Americans boycott Ben & Jerry’s after the ice cream maker announced its public support of Black Lives Matter last week.”
Yes, blue lives do matter but does that imply that black lives don’t? How is it that wanting the same rights and respect in the criminal justice system and wanting a black life to be valued deemed as a crime or a terrorist organization…?
“All lives do matter. But all lives will not matter until Black lives matter,” Ben & Jerry’s said.
Thanks Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield (the founders obviously) for showing the world that being silent about violence and threats to the lives and well-beings of Black people is to be complicit.
Check out some of the cool names that black twitter came up with after the Ben and Jerry Announcement: