The Starbucks racism story really seems to teach us that the more people grovel the more likely they will be accused.
It would be nice if we could respond to the Starbucks racism story by simply pointing out that it would never happen at Chick-fil-A and watch Liberals heads explode. But honesty and honor demand that we ask if it is being accurately reported.
The bottom line is that if I was asked to leave a retail establishment because I was loitering without being a customer, I would feel compelled to leave. If for some reason I felt justified in defying such request, and they called the police, I would then feel compelled to avoid trouble with the police. If for some reason I felt justified in waiting for the police and making my case with them, I would absolutely feel compelled to avoid getting arrested. Get the name of the manager and write a letter to the company. Get the names of the police officers too if you think they’re not acting right.
But you’re a guest on someone else’s property. If you’re not a paying customer how can you demand a right to trespass? And how can you expect the police to not arrest you when you refuse to leave?
A person doesn’t have a right to trespass just because he feels racial grievances, just like he doesn’t have a right to free coffee.
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CBS News reports, “Starbucks’ Howard Schultz “ashamed” after controversial arrest of 2 black men.”
Starbucks will be closing its stores and corporate offices on May 29 for company-wide racial bias training. The announcement comes in response to public protests and calls to boycott the coffee chain after the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia store last week. The store manager called 911 when the men refused to leave after trying to use the store’s restroom without making a purchase.
“CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King sat down with Starbucks’ executive chairman Howard Schultz to discuss how the company is handling the incident.
“I’m embarrassed, ashamed. I think what occurred was reprehensible at every single level. I think I take it very personally as everyone in our company does and we’re committed to making it right. The announcement we made yesterday about closing our stores, 8,000 stores closed, to do significant training with our people is just the beginning of what we will do to transform the way we do business and educate our people on unconscious bias,” Schultz said.
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