Starbucks CEO Harold Schultz’s Racism on Display



When I go into Starbucks I don’t notice whether the patrons or the baristas are black or white.  I don’t know whether they are Dominican or Russian.

To be conscious of the diversity of races is to be obsessed with color.  Recognition is prejudice.  To notice something as trivial as race rather than King’s content of character is to inflate the importance of ethnicity and to make it more important than sex, background and education.

To turn Starbuck’s from a melting pot into a divisive multicultural fragmented store is to exchange cooperation to bias.

Harold Schultz, the simple minded unwitting bigot, eats from a plate of liberal ideas.  He has swallowed Holder’s, Sharpton’s and Obama’s ideas that race is a priority in current America. He doesn’t realize that race had become a minor issue until Obama and his liberal clan tried to raise it back into a major concern.

Our President wants to reinvent our old enemy, race, and make it a cause celebre rather than something we have pretty much resolved.

Limousine liberal Schultz bites into Obama’s fake racial disparities and hooks onto the sucker fish of yesterday’s complaints.

Shultz, have a cup of Joe.  Even your own mediocre brew.  But don’t lecture us on race relations like you are Martin Luther King. And don’t turn Starbucks, an expensive enclave against the outside world, into an uncomfortable place for racial arguments.

I don’t want “Race Together” on our cups.  If so, I’ll race out of there to a more friendly, less self-important environment.

Schultz, you are not bright enough to be my psychiatrist.  You are not even smart enough to be my social worker or my community organizer.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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