@Starbucks 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. All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing. pic.twitter.com/0U4Pzs55Ci— Melissa DePino (@missydepino) April 12, 2018
Starbucks got an infinite amount of bad press last month when a manager in Philadelphia called the cops on two black guys who were sitting in the store but hadn't ordered yet because they were waiting for a friend.
So over the weekend, they announced a new policy: Anyone is allowed to sit in a Starbucks or use their bathroom even if they don't buy anything.
They say it's to, quote, "create a culture of warmth and belonging where everyone is welcome."
You don't think anyone will abuse this policy do you?? I have a feeling they will