“I heard ya’ll was racist, so I came to get my free coffee” Bryan Sharpe, who goes by “Hotep Jesus” on Twitter, says to a white girl behind the counter. “I heard ya’ll don’t like black people, so I came to get my Starbucks reparations voucher.”
Starbucks is racist https://t.co/fPf3ERMlXX
— Hotep Jesus ???? (@VibeHi) April 15, 2018
CNBC reports Starbucks will be closing its 8,000 stores on May 29 for a “racial-bias education day” after two men were filmed being arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks.
Starbucks said it will be closing all of its company-owned restaurants in the U.S. during the afternoon of May 29 to conduct a racial-bias education program.
“I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks, said in a statement Tuesday. “While this is not limited to Starbucks, we’re committed to being a part of the solution. Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities.”
Some 8,000 of the company’s U.S.-based locations will participate so that nearly 175,000 employees attend the training program that will address implicit bias, promote inclusion and help prevent discrimination.
This is BLACK PRIVILEGE & way better than having WHITE PRIVILEGE, cuz I have NEVER gotten a FREE FRAPP from @Starbucks OR anywhere else cuz of my White skin…….this sucks really bad ????????????
— KarenSL (@KarenSL) April 18, 2018