(Sputnik News) Ben & Jerry's supports the Black Lives Matter movement, and has issued an official statement on their website detailing their commitment.
According to the statement, the company and its employees have "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."
"Effects of the criminal justice system are not color blind," the statement says. "Systemic and institutionalized racism are the defining civil rights and social justice issues of our time."
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The popular ice-cream company provided a seven-point list on how systemic racism manifests in US culture, from housing segregation and the racial wealth gap, to the criminal justice system.