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Starbucks CEO Says Coffee Managers Will Have 'Unconscious Bias' Training
Newsweek ^ | On 4/16/18 at 10:06 AM | Tracy Lee

Posted on 04/16/2018 11:32:21 AM PDT by ethom

Starbucks coffee shop managers will have trainings for combating "unconscious bias," its CEO said Monday, after police arrested two black men at a Philadelphia branch of the chain.

"I'll say the circumstances surrounding the incident and the outcome at our store on Thursday were reprehensible," Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson told ABC News on Monday.

Johnson added that the incident called for "more training that we're going to do with our store managers, not only around the guidelines but training around unconscious bias."

Witnesses posted a video to Twitter on Thursday of two black men escorted out of a Philadelphia Starbucks in handcuffs.

“The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing," according to Melissa DePino, who posted the video.

Controversy quickly arose as people accused Starbucks of racial discrimination and #BoycottStarbucks started trending on Twitter.

Starbucks declined to press trespassing charges, and its CEO issued an apology on Saturday. "Starbucks stands firmly against discrimination or racial profiling," the CEO said in a statement. "I hope to meet personally with the two men who were arrested to offer a face-to-face apology."

(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: bluezones; ceo; coffee; philadelphia; starbucks; urban; workplace
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1 posted on 04/16/2018 11:32:21 AM PDT by ethom
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To: ethom

And the Money Tree Blo$$oms!


2 posted on 04/16/2018 11:33:34 AM PDT by CharleysPride (The Federal Jihad against Marijuana is over. Thank you, President Trump.)
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To: ethom

And my bias against Starbucks is conscious. For reasons just as this.


3 posted on 04/16/2018 11:34:41 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: ethom

Unknowningly racist? Um, okay. These people really are fidiots.


4 posted on 04/16/2018 11:34:43 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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Yeah. Maybe they can find a way to take the brown out of coffee because, you know, that’s racist.

/s


5 posted on 04/16/2018 11:35:20 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: ethom

It’d be a lot cheaper to just tell all the stores to only arrest white men.


6 posted on 04/16/2018 11:35:36 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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To: rktman

No, they’re not fidiots. They’re Alinskyite revolutionary communists. Their goal is to destroy all of western civilization (or Christendom, take your pick of terms) and replace it with atheistic/satanic tyranny.


7 posted on 04/16/2018 11:36:53 AM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: ethom

They’ll be unconscious?!!!


8 posted on 04/16/2018 11:37:46 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
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"I'll say the circumstances surrounding the incident and the outcome at our store on Thursday were reprehensible," Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson

Uhhhhhh, Kevin, I'm not going to go into details, because why should I?, but your statement, for mysterious reasons, completely triggers me. I'm sure you didn't mean anything by it. You probably have no idea why your statement is hateful, racist, sexist and also wildly homophobic. But, Buddy, the bottom line is that you owe me a lot of money. Because I said so.

9 posted on 04/16/2018 11:37:59 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: CharleysPride

“”I hope to meet personally with the two men who were arrested to offer a face-to-face apology.”

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the CEO is one of those lib white guilt idiots. There’s a reason why they live far away from the hood’. Just a PR stunt..


10 posted on 04/16/2018 11:39:42 AM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: ethom

My Starbucks bias is their coffee isn’t “premium” for the premium price. That and 80% of the menu isn’t even coffee anymore.

When in town I prefer “Seattle’s Best”, more of a working class coffee. Less hipster BS as well.


11 posted on 04/16/2018 11:40:08 AM PDT by BBQToadRibs
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To: ethom

This training will only be given to whites, right?


12 posted on 04/16/2018 11:41:35 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ethom

If a great number of their stores fill with blacks who buy nothing, wouldn’t that be the karma leadership at Starbucks desires?


13 posted on 04/16/2018 11:41:54 AM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: ethom

It is going to be fun when “homeless” discover they can camp out in a Starbucks and not be forced to leave for not buying anything.

If arrested just yell discrimination (it works if you are white or black, or green for all that matters).

No more time limits on how long you can hang out.


The left really messed up civilized society when they got “vagrancy” removed as a crime. There was a reason there were laws such as this. San Francisco is a prime example of a once beautiful city taken over by bums.


14 posted on 04/16/2018 11:42:12 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (US out of the UN, UN out of the US)
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To: CharleysPride
jet Jesse and the Rainbow Coalition on the red phone for 'retraining!' and compensation for damages!


15 posted on 04/16/2018 11:43:28 AM PDT by ethom
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To: ethom
unconscious bias

This myth was blown up some years ago.

16 posted on 04/16/2018 11:46:41 AM PDT by NutsOnYew
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To: ethom
⚖💰. The Just Us Brothers.
17 posted on 04/16/2018 11:48:07 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: ethom

Maybe the CEO could explain, how asking two non paying vagrants to leave is any kind of bias? Oh that’s right any black person can do any thing they want at anytime and ANY resistance or comment about it is automatically biased or racist because... well because they are black.


18 posted on 04/16/2018 11:48:07 AM PDT by WP Lonestar (No matter where you go, there you are)
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Who designs “Unconscious Bias Training?” How is it designed? Could it develop into bias against the trainer, who is assuredly patronizing and of low IQ? Who else would do it? Also, has anyone ever had any effect EVAH on changing anyone else’s unconscious? If not, what would be the point of training?

I’m designing this course in my head right now, and since I do have advanced degrees, I am a professional. First, the barista sits before a screen with a mouse in hand. Faces are shown of all sorts of people from everywhere, looking all kinds of different. The barista is to click on any photo of a person he wouldn’t squeeze right next to on a couch, or kiss on the open mouth.

Next session, barista shows up and those very people he didn’t want to cuddle will enter the training room. He will enjoy a refreshing beverage and speak to them. Thereafter he will be shown their photos and now perhaps he will not be so hasty to not wish to press next to them.

Next session, he will be forced to share an overstuffed chair with each of the people he clearly still harbors UNCONSCIOUS bias against. After which he is again shown their photos.

Next session will be light petting and clothed mouth kissing.

Etc.

Mission accomplished. Clearly by now all baristas are willing to accept anything from anyone. Unconscious bias is just unacceptable.


19 posted on 04/16/2018 11:50:58 AM PDT by Yaelle
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“The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing," according to Melissa DePino, who posted the video.

Understandable that the employees were overcautious, since a pair of robbers casing the store and waiting until potential witnesses leave before striking is not an improbable scenario.

20 posted on 04/16/2018 11:51:15 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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