Protests supporting the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement continue across the world after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. From the moment news broke, people worldwide came together to support a cause for social activism that lies deep in their hearts. At first, it seemed like another round of protests that would quickly end. But then something changed.
It wasn’t only people who started speaking out in support of BLM and social activism, but countless prominent businesses as well. Not only were local businesses taking a stand, but companies from all over the world gave not just their prayers and thoughts but also direct support. This voice surprised many people because prominent entities don’t tend to get involved in causes. The world is only beginning to snap out of another crisis, but this is a movement of a different kind.
Some businesses support BLM and social activism and are taking a stand. From social media to storefronts, read several of their statements in our list below.
20. Ben & Jerry’s
Ben & Jerry’s has already made waves in the world by hiring ex-cons and paying them a rate much higher than minimum wage. It is reportedly about $16 an hour. This notion is one reason why their ice cream costs more than other companies. They’ve supported the movement in the past but have decided to up their support recently. Not only did they re-share a post created in 2016, but also published a blog post called “Silence is not an option.”
The ice cream mogul started their post by asking everyone to come together with them to end racism. They said, “All of us at Ben & Jerry’s are outraged about the murder of another Black person by Minneapolis police officers last week and the continued violent response by police against protestors. We have to speak out, we have to stand together with the victims of murder, marginalization, and repression because of their skin color, and with those who seek justice through protests across our country. We have to say his name: George Floyd.”