Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Another Reason To Avoid Starbucks

Besides Starbucks sky high prices and quite frankly, as a conservative, I feel I am drinking with the enemy, here is another reason why I would never patronize Starbucks.
From The Daily Mail, UK:
Twitter has ruthlessly mocked Starbucks campaign for the company's new anti-racism campaign in which baristas talk to customers about race issues while serving their coffee.
One user tweeted, 'I don't have time to explain 400 years of oppression to you & still make my train', while another pointed out, 'y'all realize there are no coloured hands in the press photos right'.
A third speculated, 'maybe Starbucks actually wanted to get people of all races & ethnicities to join hands and make fun'.
Corey duBrowa, the company's Senior Vice President of Global Communications, was forced to delete his Twitter account, before re-activating it the next day. 
'Last night I felt personally attacked in a cascade of negativity,' he said in a post on Medium. 'I got overwhelmed by the volume and tenor of the discussion, and I reacted'.
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The reason why the VP of Starbucks is that he is totally insulated from people who thinks differently than him, so that he is probably he was shocked by the response.
So, unless you want to be lectured by some coffee brewing liberal high school drop out on racism, it is probably best not to go into a Starbucks that you need a line of credit just to buy a cup of coffee.

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