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Sheriff David Clarke: Can’t remember last time I saw Black person inside Starbucks

Posted in StarBucks with tags , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2015 by saynsumthn

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has weighed in on the Starbuck’s Race controversy.

Sheriff David Clark gained notoriety on my blog when he weighed in on the Black Lives Matter tweet event which you can read about here.

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The tweet sent by Sheriff Clarke, a black man himself, was sent to Mitch Smith, Journalist in the Chicago bureau of The New York Times and read, “If only these faux protesters were asked by media about all the black on black killing or black babies aborted in US every year.

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Now in response to Starbuck’s Race Together effort, Sheriff Clarke tweeted: “Can’t remember the last time I saw a Black person inside a Starbucks. They do not have stores in Black neighborhoods.”

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One response to the Sheriff’s tweet read, “wonder if the media would promote a conversation @ starbucks about the black abortion rate #blacklivesmatter”

Which is exactly what I did in my blog post: Starbucks #RaceTogether tweets educate masses on abortion and Planned Parenthood

Starbucks #RaceTogether tweets educate masses on abortion and Planned Parenthood

Posted in Black Lives Matter, StarBucks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2015 by saynsumthn

Starbucks, in partnership with USA TODAY, is about to tackle the issue of race in America, so reports USA Today.

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Starbucks is receiving a ton of response to their new effort to discuss race.

According to a press release from the company:

    “The compendium called “Race Together” is the first installment in a year-long effort designed to stimulate conversation, compassion and positive action regarding race in America. The title of the publication mirrors the words Starbucks baristas have been voluntarily writing on cups this week in support of diversity and dialog.

    The printed edition features an unconscious bias experiment – exploring the attitudes and beliefs that guide us, along with an interactive diversity index that asks “what is the chance that the next person I meet will be different from me?” Readers will see how that likelihood has changed since 1960 and is projected to change by 2060.

    In addition to two quizzes, USA TODAY includes questions to consider discussing with family, friends and co-workers such as, “How have your racial views evolved from those of your parents?

    Partners and customers may join the discussion on social media using the hashtag #racetogether.

According to CNN Money, there has been a backlash:

    Corey duBrowa, the company’s Senior Vice President of Global Communications, was personally attacked amid a storm of angry tweets. The executive deleted his Twitter account Monday night, only to rejoin the service less than 24 hours later.

    Last night I felt personally attacked in a cascade of negativity,” duBrowa said in a post on Medium. “I got overwhelmed by the volume and tenor of the discussion, and I reacted.”

Black LIves Matter even in the womb MFL 2015

Now, the Hastag #RaceTogether is being used to educate the public on the targeting of black lives with abortion.

Messages the hashtag read, “Hey Starbucks, what do you think about Planned Parenthood and black genocide? #RaceTogether”

“.@Starbucks US 12% black; 35% abortions kill black kids. Abortion supporters racist, comfortable w/ black genocide? #RaceTogether #Prolife”

“there may be no @Starbucks in the hood but hey…. we got an abortion clinic,dope peddler & liquor store on every corner #RaceTogether”

“Next time I go to #Starbucks I am going to engage my barista about the disproportionate impact of abortion on ppl of color. #RaceTogether”

“Hey Starbucks, what do you think about Planned Parenthood and black genocide? #RaceTogether”

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StarBucks CEO tells Christian shareholder to TAKE A HIKE!

Posted in Gay Marriage Opposed with tags , , , , , , on March 25, 2013 by saynsumthn

According to The Blaze, The incident occurred when Starbucks shareholder Tom Strobhar of the Corporate Morality Action Center, an anti-gay corporate pressure group, raised the issue of Starbucks having been recently boycotted by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). This, Strobhar suggested, had lost the company money and suggested they might want to backtrack on the issue.

“In the first full quarter after this boycott was announced, our sales and our earnings, shall we say politely, were a bit disappointing,” Strobhar said.

Schultz could have responded to this indictment with platitudes, or simply addressed it in the least offensive way possible. This, however, he did not do. Rather, he launched into a full-throated defense of the company’s pro-gay stance.

“Not every decision is an economic decision,” Schultz replied. “Despite the fact that you recite statistics that are narrow in time, we did provide a 38% shareholder return over the last year. I don’t know how many things you invest in, but I would suspect not many things, companies, products, investments have returned 38% over the last 12 months. Having said that, it is not an economic decision to me. The lens in which we are making that decision is through the lens of our people. We employ over 200,000 people in this company, and we want to embrace diversity. Of all kinds.”

The audience broke into applause. Schultz, however, wasn’t finished.

“If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38% you got last year, it’s a free country,” he said. “You can sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much.”