Colin Kaepernick has his own Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor. Colin Kaepernick is the NFL quarterback who changed the face of football by protesting the unjust killing of black men and women by police officers committing police brutality.
Such a simple gesture empowered some and outraged others. Like so many Kaepernick grew tired of police brutality against black men and women. How did he choose to show his solidarity for blacks? He knelt on one knee during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of NFL games.
Kaepernick made headlines when he refused to stand during the National Anthem.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.“
“This is not something that I am going to run by anybody,” he said. “I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.”
The great NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick now has his own ice cream flavor by Ben & Jerry’s. This daring action of Colin took guts and heart and this decision cost him financially. Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2017. His decision to risk it cost him his job but, has made waves within the NFL to make gradual changes.
Supporting social causes is nothing new for Ben & Jerry’s. With a correspondence course in ice cream-making from Penn State and a $12,000 investment. Ben and Jerry opened their first ice cream scoop shop in a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont. Source Ben & Jerry’s
The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation was established in 1985 with a gift from Ben and Jerry to fund community-orientated projects. They have supported Rock the Vote, protest oil drilling, School to Prison Pipeline, and, of course, the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Colin Kaepernick has his own Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream flavor, and it seems to be a tasty one. If you are like many of us, you love ice cream. So might definitely love his “Change the Whirled” vegan ice cream flavor. It is made with caramel non-dairy sunflower butter and fudge chips with graham crackers and chocolate cookies swirled in.
Ben & Jerry’s said it created the flavor to celebrate “Kaepernick’s courageous work to confront systemic oppression and to stop police violence against Black and Brown people.”
What a great combo. Good ice cream and a wonderful cause.