Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder, A Supporter Of #BlackLivesMatter Responds To Critics

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Ben & Jerry’s founders incited anger for publicly coming out in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. In a speech earlier this month at their yearly franchise convention, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield appeared on stage wearing “hands up don’t shoot” t-shirts.

Cohen and Greenfield encouraged franchisees to sell the t-shirts with proceeds from the sale going to Hands Up United, the grassroots organization founded by activist/rapper, Tef Poe.

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On Friday, Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s spoke with Roland Martin via Skype about his support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the backlash that he has received as a result.

Cohen explained the presentation he and Greenfield made at their franchise convention in New Orleans about…

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