For those who haven’t heard, a minor incident went down in a Philadelphia Starbucks. And we do mean minor.
Two African-American men walked into a Starbucks and asked to use the bathroom without ordering anything. When the manager said no, they sat down with no intention to buy anything. So the manager called the police, who arrested and took them away.
Liberal protests broke out against Starbucks to object to this “obvious” racism.
Guess what, left-wing America? Companies do have a right, and even responsibility, to keep their public areas from becoming no-pay hangouts.
Well in this snowflake age of social media, where companies have to stay ahead of politically correct opinions or be threatened with boycotts, Starbucks took quick action.
The CEO met with these two men to apologize, then let go the manager.
And then they really overreacted.
Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias.
Starbucks says the training will be developed with guidance from experts including former Attorney General Eric Holder.
Sherrilyn Ifill, the president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, will also help design the program, as will executives from the Equal Justice Initiative and Demos, the progressive think tank.
Starbucks, you are shutting down all 8,000 of your national stores for a day? Are you kidding me?
Talk about overreaction. One manager in 8,000 could have handled a situation better, and it’s going to cost the company millions of dollars.
Honestly, the liberal left has lost their minds.
What’s humorous about the situation is that it’s going to take them 6 weeks to get this in order. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that the protesters won’t be happy with this.
Why not? Because nothing satisfies liberals.
So make your plans on May 29th to get your coffee elsewhere. You know what? How about you make plans to take your coffee business somewhere else for good? And make sure your friends know how spineless Starbucks is.