The struggle is real, if you’re Starbucks and have had a bad run in the media as of late. Back in April, a Starbucks in Philadelphia arrested two black men who refused to leave one of their locations or buy any of their delicious frothy sugary drinks. The men were arrested for trespassing, however, the media and public scrutiny forced Starbucks to apologize.
Now the company is intent on virtue signaling to new heights. The company will offer mandatory anti-bias training to their staff as a way to avoid having their employees ask people to not loiter on their properties. This means that 8,000 locations will screw people who get a discount on afternoon cappuccino by closing between 2 PM and 3 PM.
This also means 175,000 people are enrolled in some weird indoctrination course today.
Howard Schultz, Starbucks’ chairman, alongside rapper and actor Common and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, is set to be virtual guides for employees who might think that trespassing on private property is illegal. It will teach them that on a subconscious level, they don’t like people of color. They will learn that they are not only bias against different races, but that their grandparents were really terrible.
Starbucks now officially allows people to sit in their stores and use their bathrooms without making a purchase. Employees are only to step in on customers who can’t help “maintain a warm and welcoming environment.” A violation of a “warm and welcoming environment,” it turns out, is smoking, using drugs or alcohol, sleeping or improperly using the restroom.
What does “improperly using the restroom” imply? Are they talking about romance inside the stall or are they truly meaning that someone has poor aim or can’t competently relieve themselves?
Anti-bias courses are another way to indoctrinate the herd by infusing them with illogical guilt over issues that are more myth than reality. Starbucks is just a few steps away from reparations for slavery. Today’s courses keep the herd in line with progressive liberal oddness. This anti-bias training is virtue signaling on steroids. I feel like part of the training will be watching The View.
After today, what are the odds that Starbucks starts referring to us all as “they” rather than “he” or “she?”
Author: Jim Satney
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