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    Re: Calls grow to boycott starbucks after two black men arrested for not making order

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Because, while other restaurants get you in and out as fast as they can so other customers can pay money, Starbucks took a different approach from the very beginning. The Starbucks concept is to offer customers an "office away from office". I personally have spent a couple of hours inside a Starbucks creating a proposal for a customer, and not buying coffee for the first 15 or 20 minutes I was there. of course I am white. Whoever is responsible for having the 2 black guys arrested is a racist asshole who needs to be fired for giving Starbucks a bad name. The real irony here is that the 2 black guys were waiting to have a meeting with a white guy over coffee, and were polite enough to wait for the white guy to show up before ordering. Being polite can get black guys thrown in jail these days, it seems.
    And there have been white people who have been asked to leave as well, just for asking to use the restroom.

    Pregnant woman says Starbucks wouldn't let her use bathroom | abc7.com

    This is the issue. That the immediate response is "must be because they are black". Where is the actual evidence for that? So far, we have a claim by someone who says others were allowed to use the restroom, but we don't know if they happened to get a different store employee or if there was some other reason. There was simply an assumption made about race being the factor rather than something else. We don't know the employee's point of view or reasoning here, only assumptions made about it.
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    Re: Calls grow to boycott starbucks after two black men arrested for not making order

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    It's part of something bigger and more sinister. It didn't happen in a vacuum.
    You can't prove this and have no evidence that this is actually the case though. That is a problem. The automatic assumption is "racism", "bias", but this is being made without any real evidence.
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    Re: Calls grow to boycott starbucks after two black men arrested for not making order

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Prove Starbucks is a racist organization then...

    Where did I say Starbucks is racist that you would demand I prove so? You are making a false assumption of my post. Or, perhaps you can give some clarity around what you mean by your reply to me.

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    Re: Calls grow to boycott starbucks after two black men arrested for not making order

    Black men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks reach agreements

    Two African-American men whose arrest at a Philadelphia Starbucks sparked protests over racial bias have reached agreements with the coffee store chain and the city, and have pledged to support a $200,000 effort to encourage young entrepreneurs.

    The details of the financial agreement that Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson reached this week with Starbucks are confidential, the company said. The parties agreed to work to "develop specific actions and opportunities."

    The two men will give input to former US Attorney Eric Holder, who is working with Starbucks on its diversity efforts.

    Robinson and Nelson also reached an agreement with the city for $1 each, said city spokesman Mike Dunn.

    So... who in here was thinking they were in it for the money?
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