Ben & Jerry’s Founders Show Support For #BlackLivesMatter
“Some people might say, ‘Oh, we can’t do that,’” Cohen said to franchise owners. “‘We can’t sell those T-shirts in our shops; it’s controversial.’ But isn’t that exactly the point? If it weren’t controversial, we wouldn’t need to do it. At some point we have to ask ourselves: ‘What do we stand for? Whose side are you on?’”
Cohen recited the names of Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, John Crawford and Michael Brown, all unarmed Black men and children who have been killed by police officers.
Cohen and Greenfield sold Ben & Jerry’s to Unilever Corp. in 2000 but are still deeply involved in operations.
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