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Starbucks to allow baristas to wear Black Lives
Matter attire and accessories after backlash

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 6/12/2020 10:16:18 AM

Starbucks said Friday that the chain would allow workers to wear attire and accessories highlighting the Black Lives Matter movement, reversing its prior stance after social media users called for boycotts of the company. Buzzfeed first reported on Wednesday that the coffee chain would not allow its employees to wear Black Lives Matter clothing or accessories, and management justified the decision by saying that such items could be misunderstood and incite violence. While Starbucks has a policy against wearing personal, political or religious clothing or accessories, workers told Buzzfeed that the company hands out buttons and attire celebrating LGBTQ rights

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I predicted yesterday they would cave-in to the BLM demands in 48 hours. Way wrong - they caved in less than 12 hours.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read 6/12/2020 10:28:01 AM (No. 442174)
What if I wore a pro-life tshirt? Or one of my religious medals? Or any of my Catholic swag? I'd probably be spit on.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/12/2020 10:28:15 AM (No. 442175)
Well, if I'd ever patronized a Starbucks, this would have lost me as a customer.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: chance_232 6/12/2020 10:28:29 AM (No. 442176)
Starbucks has been on my Schiff list for at least a decade. I wont, willingly, do business with a wacko leftist business.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: GoodDeal 6/12/2020 10:30:55 AM (No. 442184)
I dare not wear a MAGA hat and aTrump2020 tshirt in a Starbucks. Policemen in uniform are fully warned to enter at your own risk. Im done with SB. I would rather get coffee at a 7-11.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: RU4us 6/12/2020 10:31:33 AM (No. 442186)
My old Win 7 machine finally gave up. Looking to upgrade processor and MB, Intel website greeted me with "Black Lives Matter" Banner. I'll be sticking with AMD.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bamapreacher 6/12/2020 10:32:08 AM (No. 442187)
I love the way the servers pompously call themselves "baristas." Back in my day we called such people soda jerks.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo 6/12/2020 10:45:44 AM (No. 442200)
#6, your recollection provides an excellent suggestion for an updated title for Starbucks baristas..."coffee jerks." Perfect. In fact, Grande perfect.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Highlander 6/12/2020 10:45:49 AM (No. 442201)
In my little neck of the woods, the baristas know better not to wear those BLM shirts if they value their safety.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Avikingman 6/12/2020 10:48:00 AM (No. 442206)
IMHO I make better coffee in my kitchen.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bobn.t 6/12/2020 10:54:53 AM (No. 442212)
BLM not in Chicago
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 6/12/2020 10:54:59 AM (No. 442213)
I'll go to Starbucks for the first time ever - - when I need one of their faux coffees to wash down my Ben & Jerry's commie-pinko ice cream.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 6/12/2020 10:57:20 AM (No. 442217)
Cowards. They should have just fired these punks. How hard is it to replace them? 3 minutes of training and you are an expert.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 6/12/2020 11:02:27 AM (No. 442223)
Brave Lives Matter Starbucks had me there, for a day. I'm gone.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: TXknitter 6/12/2020 11:06:32 AM (No. 442233)
Let’s hope they lose tens of millions of dollars too!! We can all make better coffee at home than most coffee places!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: czechlist 6/12/2020 11:07:10 AM (No. 442234)
Been there once over a decade ago in SF when I needed quick WiFi. Plain black coffee was undrinkable and overpriced.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Southron 6/12/2020 11:12:49 AM (No. 442244)
WeatherUnderground features a statement at the bottom of their website page. Something about BLM, racism and sensitivity - for blacks only.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 6/12/2020 11:18:55 AM (No. 442255)
So where can I get a decent coffee without all these woke t-shirts blaring at me? Hopefully, Peet's.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Right Time 6/12/2020 11:26:52 AM (No. 442268)
I wish I drank Starbucks' crap coffee. Then I could loudly boycott them.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: seamusm 6/12/2020 11:29:00 AM (No. 442270)
As long as they are also wearing the minimum 15 pieces of 'flair'.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: MissileMan742 6/12/2020 11:34:43 AM (No. 442280)
Makes me wish I was a Starbucks customer so I could boycott them.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Smart11344 6/12/2020 11:42:36 AM (No. 442292)
I sure am glad I won't drink Starbucks coffee. Nothing to do with their far left leanings. The stuff, to me, tastes AWFUL.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Daisymay 6/12/2020 11:53:09 AM (No. 442310)
Well, the 30 year Old Yuppies will continue to go in and buy the overpriced Sludge they call coffee, but I'm betting they are going to lose thousands of customers with their BLM attire! I know I wouldn't step foot in a place that did that!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: BirdsNest 6/12/2020 11:59:54 AM (No. 442318)
Charbucks
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Maggie2u 6/12/2020 12:07:32 PM (No. 442329)
One wonders what will happen to those employees who choose to not wear any blm attire or accessories? Will the other employees harass them? Force them to quit?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: udanja99 6/12/2020 12:17:03 PM (No. 442336)
This should be about as successful as their “have a discussion about race with your barista” stunt a few years ago. As I remember, it lasted all of one day.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: starboard 6/12/2020 12:20:57 PM (No. 442343)
Never a fan.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: JimBob 6/12/2020 12:32:47 PM (No. 442361)
Tell me.... If 'Black Lives Matter' is to be promoted, but 'All Lives Matter' is to be denounced.... Tell me...Please...... just Which Lives DO NOT Matter? Anyone ASKING this question? Anyone ANSWER this question?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: lakerman1 6/12/2020 12:39:00 PM (No. 442370)
just one more reason to avoid their overpriced coffee.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: edgar 6/12/2020 12:59:42 PM (No. 442387)
Who are the ad wizards that came up with that? -- Adam Sandler, SNL
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Redwing57 6/12/2020 1:17:18 PM (No. 442396)
So I've had the very last Starbucks coffee I'll ever have. Woke politics is just insane.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: JHHolliday 6/12/2020 1:41:29 PM (No. 442419)
Almost the same as #2. I once bought an Americano in the Glasgow Airport after an all-nighter from the States. I was desperate for caffeine but that was it and it wont happen again.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: BooneBoy 6/12/2020 1:52:02 PM (No. 442432)
People need to counter this by making sticky labels to attach to doors, tables, cars, all public spaces which say "ALL LIVES MATTER". See if this resonates all over the county.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/12/2020 1:58:55 PM (No. 442439)
These T-shirts are White, Right?
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Reply 34 - Posted by: doctorfixit 6/12/2020 2:01:12 PM (No. 442442)
Another reason not to patronize Starbutz. in addition to their crappy bitter overpriced coffee
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Geoman 6/12/2020 2:20:08 PM (No. 442466)
To truly show BLM solidarity, patrons would have to burn every Starbucks to the ground.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/12/2020 3:42:14 PM (No. 442536)
I doubt if many blacks even drink Starbucks burnt coffee. It would have to contain a shot Ripple.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: anniebc 6/12/2020 4:03:23 PM (No. 442557)
Pathetic.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: DVC 6/12/2020 4:25:30 PM (No. 442576)
Friends who drink coffee (neither the wife and I drink it) tell me that McDonald's coffee is quite good, and that Black Rifle Coffee Company is an excellent source to make your own top grade coffee. But all 2nd hand info, I am absolutely ignorant on this topic. YMMV.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Ozwestie 6/12/2020 5:57:20 PM (No. 442632)
I don’t know why people go to Starbucks anyway, their coffee tastes like cat’s pi$$. When we holiday in the US it’s Dunkin Donuts for us.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: 3XALADY 6/12/2020 6:00:35 PM (No. 442635)
I'm just surprised SB has customers since the homeless hang out in their restrooms, or did that go by the wayside?
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Reply 41 - Posted by: XCenturion 6/12/2020 6:16:31 PM (No. 442645)
Just another reason not to purchase any Starbucks overpriced coffee products.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Peeps 6/12/2020 7:49:48 PM (No. 442726)
#38, Black Rifle coffee is excellent! I subscribe to the darkest blend, roasted on demand, called 'Murdered Out' (they also have 'Silencer Smooth' and 'AK-47'....you get the idea). In the Northwest, Dutch Bros coffee always has a line of cars and a line of people at the window. Positive energy, Christian. Starbucks is everywhere but it might as well not exist, for all the attention I pay to it. Would rather drive a little farther and get an awesome Dutch Bros for a treat, in addition to my Black Rifle Coffee. Yum.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Penney 6/12/2020 10:20:13 PM (No. 442849)
Well, thaStarbucks. Enough already. We are finally giving up our starbucks. Now we need to look for something else. Sigh
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Reply 44 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/13/2020 3:13:31 AM (No. 442968)
And this would be why Star$ is closing stores. Keep it up.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: PismoPat 6/13/2020 4:03:16 AM (No. 442977)
People go to Starbucks for coffee, not politics.
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