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Starbucks to close all company-owned stores May 29 for racial-bias education day

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posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 05:27 PM
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originally posted by: Subaeruginosa

originally posted by: Asktheanimals

originally posted by: xuenchen

BwaaaaaaHaHaHa



Eric Holder to Help Starbucks Train Employees For ‘Racial Bias Education Day’

😀😀


How the hell is he going to work in gun smuggling with racial sensitivity training?


Haven't you heard? The US have found a way to integrate both industries.


You mean the American left is taking lessons from the Nazis? Doesn't surprise me in the slightest.




posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Yes, everything negative about American politics is all because of those pesky socialist lefties... and vise versa.

.... Hook, line and sinker!



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes


Not a business model that ever attracted me at all, and wouldn't have when I was younger, either. For them to e accused of racism is rather surreal, all considered.

Wouldn't appeal to me either; I guess I'm too practical. I don't mind having a seat somewhere and sipping on a Dew or a hot cup of just coffee, but that fancy stuff at a high price just seems like such a waste of resources. The kids seem to eat it up, though, and those kids spend plenty of cash. From that perspective, I can see where it's a workable business model.

But it's also a business model in a very dangerous political atmosphere. The same people who will now frequent a business to buy overpriced drinks they shouldn't be able to pronounce, will turn on the business over common sense policies. It's a strange dynamic: willing to financially support the business they are willing to politically destroy.


I did take time to visit parts of the Smithsonian, when I was in DC, many, many years ago.

Oh, so did I on the way back from Philly. The Museum of Natural History was absolutely everything I had hoped for and so much more. I spent a few days checking out DC, and that was certainly the highlight for me. I stood in front of the Capitol Building... not really exciting. It's a big purty building. I saw the memorials. Meh. The most fun I had that day was shooting a bird at the IRS building.


Good BBQ, now, that's good eating! Best I can recall was some hole in the wall place, alongside the road, somewhere in Alabama. Melt in your mouth amazing stuff.

You hit one place of many. BBQ is a high bar around here, because everyone loves it. Seems every restaurant tries to outdo everyone else on how tender they can cook a pig. A lot of places you don't even need sauce; the meat is so tender and flavorful all the sauce does is make it wetter.

TheRedneck





So what are you saying?

You have a problem with grande low fat butterscotch pepperoni machiados?!

Sorry, chorizo is in now.


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posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 08:53 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: ketsuko

At the time, I was a bit naive... you stick coleslaw in front of me, I (try to) eat it.

But I agree... the local cuisine is always better. It just seems like false advertising for a Yankee truck stop to claim "southern cooking" and then serve the mess they serve.

TheRedneck



There are no yankee truck stops.

At least I haven't seen a real one.

They are more of a mall that has diesel fuel.

lol.


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posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 08:55 PM
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a reply to: burgerbuddy

Oh, yes there are. I think they're there just to annoy truckers.

TheRedneck



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 09:10 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: burgerbuddy

Oh, yes there are. I think they're there just to annoy truckers.

TheRedneck




Last time I was back in the north east, I did stop in a couple.

To show my wife.

Food was good if regional. Not so much anything else.

Altho the truck stops in europe had some of the best food ever.

I was joking to extent that they can't hold a candle to the south/rest of country, in size, prices and services.

My bro was a long haul trucker, I drove a small bit too but not the big rigs. No lic.

More trucks and cars for out of state delivery.


ETA; sorry for the drift.


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posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 09:17 PM
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I was joking to extent that they can't hold a candle to the south/rest of country, in size, prices and services.

D'oh!

Flew right over my head... sorry.

TheRedneck



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 09:47 PM
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All I hear were these were two successful realestate businessmen who were thrown out, waiting for a third business man. Just wondering why they couldn't afford to shell out $2 for a coffee.



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 09:52 PM
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posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 09:54 PM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

They were waiting to be joined by the person they were waiting for before ordering?

Have you never done that at a restaurant?
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posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Does Starbucks serve food? (That's an honest question.)

TheRedneck



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 10:17 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: UnBreakable

They were waiting to be joined by the person they were waiting for before ordering?

Have you never done that at a restaurant?


If they wanted to take a piss, and the store policy is to make a purchase, then they should have bought it.

In answer to your question, yes.



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 10:21 PM
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“I think you have to say in looking at the tape that she demonstrated her own level of unconscious bias,” Schultz( executive chairman of Starbuck) told King. “And in looking at the tape, you ask yourself whether or not that in fact was racial profiling.”


I'm no rocket scientist but if she was showing UNCONSCIOUS bias that pretty much rules out racial profiling ... which is conscious act.

What's more it looks like this person has been fired for her unconscious act. Why? Why cant they just allower her to take the half day diversity training so that she can be fixed of her unconscious bias like everyone else?


The white Starbucks manager who called 911 on two African American men last week is no longer with the company, with Starbucks’s executive chairman saying the manager likely acted on her own “unconscious bias” when she decided to involve the police.


No longer allowed to be with the company for giving into her unconscious bias and involving the police?
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posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 10:22 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

Yes.



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 10:22 PM
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If I taught the class there'd be one slide in my Power Point presentation.













If you are a racist douchebag, we will fire you.

Now get back to work selling really snooty coffees.




posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 10:22 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

Yes. They have solid breakfast sandwiches, various baked goods, and some OK lunch sandwiches. Their food is pretty solid.



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 10:26 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
If I taught the class there'd be one slide in my Power Point presentation.













If you are a racist douchebag, we will fire you.

Now get back to work selling really snooty coffees.



The slide would have to read


If you are a human with unconscious thoughts, we will fire you.

Now get back to work selling really snooty coffees.



In order to be compliant with current Starbucks policies

... but wait a few days those polices may change again soon.



posted on Apr, 19 2018 @ 12:03 AM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Thanks. I have never been in one so I didn't know.

TheRedneck



posted on Apr, 19 2018 @ 02:17 AM
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They require a code at our local SB because kids were finding heroin needles after the homeless use. Plus the homeless used it as their morning bathing shower room.

Low and behold this becomes a race issue. smh

This place is screwed for all of us. Time for the reset for mankind.



posted on Apr, 19 2018 @ 07:03 AM
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a reply to: knows_but_doesnt
I don't do Starbucks. In fact, I have never paid for a cup of coffee that I didn't make myself, but that is just me. Not a connoisseur, just cheap. Free tastes quite okay to me.

My problem with this thing has nothing to do with racism. What concerns me is the classism.

I am not sure I think it is humanly right for a businesses to refuse the use of their "public" bathrooms to anyone. As far as it being a deterrent to the homeless, it only stops the homeless from using the bathroom in your store, so you want them use the bathroom outside your store?

Just doesn't make a lot of sense to me.


edit on 19-4-2018 by NightSkyeB4Dawn because: Auto correct correction.




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