It all started when ‘Progressive’ Starbucks made the news for all the wrong reasons.
Maybe you heard the ‘buzz’.
Staff at a Starbucks in Philly called the cops on a couple of guys who walked into the store. And all hell broke loose when the video surfaced on social media.
Did we mention that the two guys who were arrested were Black? That they had committed no crimes? And that all they did to trigger that police call was try to use the washroom without having made a purchase?
They told police the two men were trespassing, and police reacted accordingly.
They were, in fact, waiting for their buddy to join them before they ordered their coffee. Because not waiting for him before they ordered would be rude, right?
Now, if Starbucks had politics that tilted Right, they would have been given the David Hogg treatment, and would be subject to national boycotts.
Or possibly they’d be getting the Antifa Treatment, that always seems to end up with a smashed up and/or smoldering Starbucks.
But no… apologies from Starbucks will get accepted. Of course they will — they play for the right team, politically. It’s like a mafia protection racket.
Here’s the response by the CEO of Starbucks.
I’m writing this evening to convey three things:
First, to once again express our deepest apologies to the two men who were arrested with a goal of doing whatever we can to make things right. Second, to let you know of our plans to investigate the pertinent facts and make any necessary changes to our practices that would help prevent such an occurrence from ever happening again. And third, to reassure you that Starbucks stands firmly against discrimination or racial profiling.
He’s also implementing the racial equivalent of ‘sensitivity training’ in response to the event.
Maybe he is assuming Starbucks has hired racist management? After all, we see this report as part of the story:
Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks, said on Monday that the massive coffee company will order top managers to undergo training on how to spot “unconscious bias.”
How about, instead of making everything about race, you go back to teaching your staff about proper customer service? (And maybe throw getting customer’s names right on the cup in there, too.)
Do that and maybe EVERYONE will get treated more fairly.
Or is that too much to ask in today’s fragmented ‘intersectional’ political environment?