Starbucks CEO Asks Baristas to Talk About Race Relations with Customers

Jason Silverstein, NY Daily News, March 17, 2015

Would you like some tolerance with that cappuccino?

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced a new PR campaign for the world’s largest coffee shop chain, in which employees are encouraged to serve up chats about race relations to customers.

“We at Starbucks should be willing to talk about these issues in America,” Schultz said in a corporate release on Monday announcing the “Race Together” campaign.

Starting on Monday, Starbucks baristas are being asked to write “Race Together” on coffee cups they hand to customers, as an invitation to talk to them about race.

The company also ran full-page ads in USA Today, which it is partnering on this plan, and the New York Times over the past few days, with the slogans “Race Together” and “Shall We Overcome?” over a black background.

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Schultz has a history of activism with the ubiquitous multibillion dollar corporation, openly insisting that Starbucks supports gay marriage and gun control, even if that brews discontent with some investors.

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  • AmericanCitizen

    Just what I want in the morning: a cup of coffee and a lecture on 18th century events that cause modern blacks to steal, murder and rape.

    • TruthBeTold

      How about printing up various provocative articles by Jared Taylor and passing them out to customers.

      • Jason Lewis

        Now that’s what I’m talking about!

      • JSS

        Or pointing out the mundane frequincy that companies with Jewish CEOs like Starbucks push lame anti White nonsense and try and pass it off as edgy.

        • Oil Can Harry

          Oh that Tribe! That adorable, fun-lovin’ Tribe!

        • AndrewInterrupted

          That was my reaction, too. Just the tribe stirring the pot.

        • warforbankers

          Starbucks support for ethnic-religious nationalism in the form of zionism, is a bit at odds with their “we shall overcome”-message for Americans..

      • Realist

        Ya, that’ll happen. LOL

      • WR_the_realist

        Just hand the bright young man behind the counter a copy of Face to Face With Race.

      • Lygeia

        Or printing the articles on the paper cups (like Dr. Bronner’s castille soap, only coherent).

        • AmericanCitizen

          I remember those! Some weird self-testimonial about building a soap factory.

          • Lygeia

            Well, Dr. Bronner was schizophrenic, with a major obsession over Mark Spitz (the 1970s Gold Medal winner in the Olympics for swimming — very weird).

            Maybe this Starbucks endeavor to talk about race is closer to Dr. Bronner and his rantings that I realized!

    • Ograf

      They hit me with that crap before I’ve had my coffee and anything is subject to happen. I like Seattle’s best anyhow. They should keep their politics to themselves. period.

      • Just FYI, Seattle’s Best is owned by Starbucks.

        • Ograf

          Thanks Mike, I didn’t know that. It just goes to show that we are trapped in an insane world of liberalism. In any event they have a stupid idea which probably will have probably show them what a stupid idea that is. May I have a double espresso and a race riot as soon as I give you a factual version of the truth.

      • thegodsofeden

        Don’t know if you’re aware of it or not, but Seattle’s Best is just Starbucks under a different name. Compare the corporate address on the side of a bag of Seattle’s Best with that of Starbucks. Same exact place. May not make a difference to you unless you’re wishing to boycott Starbucks.

    • newscomments70

      Most normal people feel the same way. I assume that Starbucks stocks will soon lose value. Very few would pay to have liberalism shoved down their throats.

      • Reverend Bacon

        I think there’s a smattering of SJW’s for whom it would just give them that ducky, limousine-liberal glow of “making a difference.” Oh, wait, you said “normal people,” didn’t you. Nevermind.

      • AnalogMan

        Hopefully, you’re right. Mr Schultz might want to reflect on the outcome of McDonalds’ 365Black campaign: declining sales, a lurch downmarket, and a new CEO. SJWs never learn, and they always do their grandstanding with somebody else’s money.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          Help, please! SJWs???

          • Julius Caesar

            Social Justice Warrior. AKA liberal leftist looney.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            Gracias…

          • I agree. SJWs need help. Lots of it.

        • Guest

          Sorry to say this, but the concept of ‘social justice’ originates in a certain religion, which I shall refrain from mentioning.

      • Olorin

        Or we can view it as a golden opportunity to talk about race.

        Give them the URL of JayMan’s blog. It will pass the liberal race sniff test–he’s black and liberal AND a Jamaican.

        Start them off with the FAQ. You want a frank discussion of race? Here it is.

        For all we know Harold Schultz–rags to riches retailer Brooklyn Jew with a $21 million a year salary and $2.2 billion net worth–may peek at AmRen from time to time. After all, Jews are hemorrhaging support in the US, as their “cultural marxist” (as some call it) tactics are backfiring on them.

        http://www.unz.com/isteve/first-they-came-for-haven-monahan-and-i-didnt-speak-up-because-i-wasnt-a-gentile-frat-boy-then-they-came-for-haim-menachem/

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      I’m there. And I’m bringing pictures and articles about “The Witchita Massacre” and “Knoxville Horror.” We can have a nice chat about that.

      • Reverend Bacon

        How about bar charts of interracial murders? Or better yet, rapes? And a breakdown of which ones were charged as “hate crimes” to show just how arbitrary those laws are.

        The average nose-ring barista isn’t likely to be able to comprehend all this stuff. So I’m sure they’re betting on nice, easygoing white people just nodding and saying, “I feel your pain,” or some other equally inane platitude.

        • Whiteplight

          I think the average nose ringed barista types (and they’re everywhere) just go along to be cool and keep their jobs.

        • Lygeia

          A bar chart of interracial murders on their coffee cups is definately something Starbucks should contemplate.

      • bilderbuster

        I don’t do Starbucks but, I was thinking along similar lines as you.
        I really feel bad about the poor workers that are put in this situation by their billionaire boss.

        • meanqueen

          I feel sorry for them too. But no doubt some of them are loving this since that generation is libtard.

      • Whiteplight

        Rather than hammer on two issues that are steadily receding into the backwaters of historical and social knowledge and could be minimized as such, why not just take copies of FBI Violent Crime stats that show the proportions of black on white crime – assaults, rapes and murders?

        Someone needs to do a study of black on white crime stats increases during the Obama reign, linking it to declarations that he and his appointed posse could be seen to have encouraged starting from the night of his first election in 2008 when blacks in Chicago rioted with some saying things like “Now whites would learn what it’s like to be ruled by the black man.” This increase on black on white violence can be laid at Obama’s feet.

        • Reverend Bacon

          Nice idea, but they’ve made the data less granular and harder to see the menace. We should push for a national crime database, accessible to everyone, where every violent crime that’s committed must have a detailed entry. Race, age, and gender of perp and victim, sentencing, etc. And no lumping “hispanic” in with “white.” That makes the problem look less bad than it is.

          Instead, today, custom studies must be done every time you want to know something. The last study on femicide and miscegenation, for example, is over 25 years old.

        • Lygeia

          Starbucks could print this on their napkins and the little paper bags they give you when you order food.

      • newscomments70

        Good point, but I would send those stories to their board of directors.

      • Robert Smith

        If you could whip it up into a brochure with a Starbucks logo that would make for fun.

    • newscomments70

      Have a cup of rape to start your day. I just came up with that. I should work on Madison Ave..

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Brew your coffee at home…. Eight O’Clock brand.

      • Nonhumans

        World Market varietals FTW!!

      • cherrie greenbaum123

        Works for me. Yet another reason to keep dollars in my purse and out of their hands. Fools!

        • Samuel Hathaway

          Honestly, I never did understand this Starbucks thing. I guess i’m just not trendy, or hip, or with “it” but I’m not dumb enough to spend what, $5 or $6 dollars on my morning coffee??? I’m so freaking cheap I’d put the Jews out of business. There’s a really nice upscale grocery in our local area, headquartered in Florida…the name of the store is Publix… they have buy one get one free specials… Eight O’clock coffee is ‘buy one get one free” about every other month. Get four of ’em that lasts long enough till the next sale.

          • Diana Moon Glampers

            Publix is a wonderful company for many reasons. I shop there too.

        • Alden

          The women’s magazines often run articles on “Small ways to save a lot of money.” At the top of every list is don’t buy coffee, drink it at home and or make it at work.

      • Alexandra1973

        I get the occasional pumpkin spice cappuccino at the gas station, or I have a free cup of coffee at church.

        • bilderbuster

          Have you ever noticed that free coffee always tastes better?

          • Alexandra1973

            Especially if I’m the one that made it. 🙂 On Friday nights our church has an addictions program. I arrive early to help set up things and I make the coffee.

          • Free beer is also good beer, and any beer one has cold in the fridge at home after the liquor stores have stopped selling is also good beer.

        • Samuel Hathaway

          Anything but Starbucks. Even the church coffee is preferable… good choice you made.

          • Lt. Greyman, NVA

            Coffee (Isilum, Seattles Best #3, Any Morning after coffee with the Love of your life.)
            Java (Yuban)
            Joe (Church Coffee)
            Jamoke (Day After cold coffee with grounds reheated)
            Carbon Remover

            List Courtesy of R. A. Heinlein

    • Earl P. Holt III

      I just tell ’em that slavery was the last honest work “those people” ever had, before they became drug-dealers, pimps, ho’s and chicken thieves…

    • Earl P. Holt III

      I’m growing weary of chronic complaints from Obsolete Farm Equipment…

  • Let’s see what happens to the first Starbucks barista that wants to talk about race in the way Jared Taylor does.

    Here’s a curious map for you attached. I bet you can guess what it is, in case you don’t already know because you read a certain somebody’s blog. And before the red pin on Ferguson fools you, that particular location is inside Emerson Electric’s world HQ. Otherwise, guess where you don’t see red dots.

    • Robert Smith

      Do you think Starbucks knows they are discriminators?

      • Whiteplight

        It kinda lets on that what this promotion is about; simply marketing to yuppies as a feel good, white guilt assuaging exercise that might also get a gold star from the NAACP.

        • Robert Smith

          I bet they have instructions of who and when to target. Moms with young kids who might just go along to not start a fuss in front of the kids. Going along insures the kids learn the lesson.

    • Robert Smith

      Is the area east, northeast and northwest of St. Louis Boon County?

      • John Smith

        Is it ever… E. St. Louis is where they filmed most of “Escape From NY.”

      • Pedro

        Edwardsville is nice. Clayton, Chesterfield and rural Missouri and rural Southern Illinois are nice. Avoid the city at all costs.

    • Cid Campeador

      I’d wager that he’d be beaten to the degree where he’d be on an LS System.

    • Jason Lewis

      Can you post a Kool Aid map?

      • Ludwig

        Kool Aid map.

    • Light from the East

      So let’s talk about Northeast St. Louis.

  • D.B. Cooper

    I’d boycott Starbucks…. if I went there to begin with.

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      Their coffee always tasted burnt to me. Everything is overpriced. Look, we (awakened) whites get it. You don’t want us purchasing coffee at Starbucks. Fine. I’ll gladly stay away. Now I’ve got even more reason.

      • DaveMed

        I kind of like the burnt taste.

        • evilsandmich

          I kind of like it too. I think it has something to do with my nose being half burned out by allergies so everything needs to taste twice as strong as it does for regular people.

          This controversy aside (which I am not downplaying), someone once made the case to me for buying coffee at Starbucks since they mostly employ white people and give them decent benefits for what is a low-end job. I haven’t quite digested that fully but we’ll see.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Starbucks coffee always reaked of cigarette ashes… for you it tasted burnt. I think we’re right on target about Starbucks. Yuck.

        • italian guy

          There is no Starbucks in Italy (for obvious reasons) and I wonder how their stuff tastes like, “burnt” is not something that I appreciate though! I would like to hear how you guys spell the Italian words too ahahah

    • meanqueen

      Okay, but nothing is stopping you from going into Starbuck’s everywhere and saying loudly “From this day forward, I will not be patronizing your store.” Heh heh.

    • Alexandra1973

      Never been there. Now I have even more reason not to go.

  • shatwood

    Barista: “Sir, would you be willing to talk about race?”

    Shatwood: “Talk? No. But in solidarity with my black bruthas and sistas, I will not be putting a dollar in your tip jar.”

    • TruthBeTold

      Or tell them:

      • cherrie greenbaum123

        Not so “free” after all. We’ve been paying, and paying, and paying, and…….

        • Robert Smith

          Someone has to be making money off of all the chaos. It must be the Canadians.

        • Oil Can Harry

          Most expensive “free” labor ever!!!

        • Earl P. Holt III

          According to economists Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams — both black men — we have paid $23 Trillion in “Urban Welfare Spending” since the mid-1960s…

      • dd121

        Tell the dumb liberals the simple truth (and it isn’t the liberal narrative of poor blacks always being the victims of white racism). As a white person you are 50 times more likely to be murdered by a black person than a black will be murdered by a white. That’s all you need to know.

    • John Smith

      And punch you in the mouth and run out with my coffee.

      • shatwood

        screeching the inevitable “I DIN DO NUFFIN! DIS SUM BULLLSHEEET”

        • John Smith

          Ray-cism.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          “…and it were my cuzzen Shante` what didded dat…”

  • Ron Cheaters

    “Race Together”
    aka Genocide.

    • Lion’s Mane

      Obviously, the ‘conversation’ is intended to lead to only one possible outcome.

    • Publius Pompilius Quietus

      Starbucks’ endeavor is genocide to white people and all other traditional peoples, because globalization creates a global melting-pot. That melting-pot will melt away all autonomous culture in favor of corporatism.

  • TruthBeTold

    This has already backfired. The CEO deleted his twitter account after this was posted:

    • Cujo

      That’s because only wealthy Uncle Tom blacks can afford a double cappuccino machiato while they sit with their white friends and type on their laptops and tablets…why not target whites to discuss race…we’re all racists anyway, right?

      • LexiconD1

        I don’t think Starbucks accepts EBT…

        • Dr. X

          Nor do they sell watermelon and fried chicken…

          • Alden

            I love watermelon.

      • B.A_2014

        Coffee is disgusting. I refuse to believe a white person invented such a God awful drink.

        • John Smith

          Ethiopians or Arabs did.

        • Cheri Rodriguez

          I might drink two cups a year. With me I prefer chocolate milk…or bourbon.

        • BlueSonicStreak

          Don’t worry, we didn’t. It was invented in Africa.

          White people invented many ways to refine how it’s brewed and served, mind you. But we never came up with the original concept.

          • RedOnTheHead

            Who’s idea was it to run it through a Civet Cat?

          • BlueSonicStreak

            From Wikipedia:

            The origin of kopi luwak is closely connected with the history of coffee production in Indonesia. In the early 18th century the Dutch established the cash-crop coffee plantations in their colony in the Dutch East Indies islands of Java and Sumatra, including Arabica coffee introduced from Yemen. During the era of Cultuurstelsel (1830—1870), the Dutch prohibited the native farmers and plantation workers from picking coffee fruits for their own use. Still, the native farmers wanted to have a taste of the famed coffee beverage. Soon, the natives learned that certain species of musang or luwak (Asian Palm Civet) consumed the coffee fruits, yet they left the coffee seeds undigested in their droppings. The natives collected these luwaks’ coffee seed droppings, then cleaned, roasted and ground them to make their own coffee beverage.

            So it wasn’t our IDEA to pick coffee out of poop.

            It was just our FAULT, clearly.

          • CallahanAuto

            Haha, there’s a job! Picking coffee beans out of civet poo.

          • Kenner

            It was the language barrier; they said to run it through a spigot.

        • Samuel Hathaway

          Try Eight O’Clock brand. Original or Colombian peaks are the best.

        • Alexandra1973

          I like coffee with my sugar.

          • Samuel Hathaway

            Willie Nelson likes his coffee with a joint. Might not be nearly as bad as Starbucks.

        • DaveMed

          Your words pain me.

        • bilderbuster

          Thank God an Irishman invented Irish Coffee!

        • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

          Aww man, coffee is the best! Back in my barista days I would drink one or two venti 6 shot Americanos a day. Good stuff!

          • When I was a chemical engineer, I used to drink about a whole percolator a day. The secretary noticed when I went off to Australia.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            I’ve never had percolated coffee, is it good?

          • Coffee is like beer. Even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good.

      • Alexandra1973

        Why the Sam Hill would I shell out $5 for a cup of coffee when I can get it at the gas station for $1.29…and my sixth or seventh cup is free?

        • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

          Yeah but buying anything from the gas station is like playing Russian roulette…I don’t think I’ve ever met a gas station employee that I’d want touching anything edible!

          • Alexandra1973

            I live in an almost-all-White area. The employees are white and look clean at the gas station I go to.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            May I ask what state? Because where I’m at in rural FL, our gas station employees are white but they all look like they’re on meth. The best and cleanest looking of all was a girl with multiple ICP tattoos. Scary!

    • RacialRay

      Race…to the bottom.

      $4 on the EBT card, yo.

    • Cid Campeador

      He was featured giving his pitch on Brett Baer’s program less than an hour ago

    • Cid Campeador

      Of course not. This amounts to the expectation of a universal apology to Blacks from KAFKAesque White people who feel horribly guilty for something that they never did . I’m waiting for the first one to experience Die Verwandlung and be stomped on by the above mentioned Mr. Sparks.

    • listenupbub

      Holy moly, we need a white guilt blog, and put pictures like this on it.

      I think I’ll make one.

    • listenupbub

      He might be doubting he own commitment to guilting the white race: is he
      really serious enough about spreading white guilt? Perhaps he has let
      himself slip, and forgotten his own white guilt, in the belief that
      fighting white guilt absolves him of the unforgivable sin of his
      whiteness!

      • bilderbuster

        He uses his Jewish privilege to promote White guilt.

    • meanqueen

      Ruh roh!

    • Unperson

      The twitterer (or perhaps just twit) named “black power alt bro” spells “coloured” with a “u.” So he is not American, but somewhere in the (former) British empire. Maybe Canada. Are there Starbucks in UK? Australia? Is this #racetogether nonsense a worldwide initiative?

      FTR, McD’s 365Black campaign was US-only.

  • Lion’s Mane

    Aren’t we just a little OBSESSED with race in this country now? I have to hold myself back from cursing here! If Equality is a reality and we’re all the same, then there can be no need even to talk about ‘race-relations’ in the first place. The more we NEED to talk about diversity and multiculturalism, the greater the sign that it doesn’t come naturally to people.

    • Chip Carver

      The people in charge, those of Mr. Schultz’s ilk, are the ones obsessed. Obsessed with attacking Whites on all fronts. If ever there was a time for Whites to begin boycotting certain businesses en masse…

      • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

        Yep, and we all know exactly who they are…just can’t name them.

        • pcmustgo

          half jew here

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            Well then tell your kin to knock it off!

    • MrGJG

      It only doesn’t come naturally to us lowlife racists. The educated and wealthy all live in mixed neighborhoods.

      • Robert Smith

        I’ve noticed that too! LMAO

  • Voice of Reason

    Go do a Wiki search on CEO Howard Schultz and you’ll discover “the tribe” he hails from. My advice is you opt to participate in this insane exercise is to repeat s o p rhetoric or you may find yourself nailed to a cross.

  • Robert Smith

    Some lady made the mistake of asking me what I thought of the Ferguson situation in a Starbucks last fall. I gave a lecture to the entire store. Typical lib kept justifying bad black behavior and I kept shooting her arguments down one by one. The place was stunned that someone would have the nerve to do such a thing. I noticed many whites afraid to look up from their keyboards. It was funny. I look forward to more Starbucks “converstaions.”

    • DaveMed

      Haha! So much potential for this idea to backfire.

      • Frank_DeScushin

        Starbucks’ absurd “Race Together” campaign already is backfiring, and among the very people that Starbucks management were wrongly convinced would ladle this dumb campaign up — blacks and Liberals. Starbucks forgot that they’re a white run corporation and as a result are part of institutional racism according to the social Justice Crusaders. Salon has an article entitled, “Starbucks’ cringe-inducing #RaceTogether campaign has caused a Twitter firestorm”, where the author laments, “It’s even worse when the corporation, which is often a harbinger of gentrification, is so clearly seizing upon a moment of national tension, violence and anger to promote itself.”

        The article has both Liberals and blacks complaining:

        “Not sure what @Starbucks was thinking. I don’t have time to explain 400 years of oppression to you & still make my train”

        “#RaceTogether should matter to @Starbucks : Coffee and sugar were 2 of the 3 drugs (w/tobacco) that started this mess in the first place.”

        “If you wanna #RaceTogether, let’s talk about how many POC you employ in corporate, @Starbucks?”

        “#RaceTogether is what happens when a 1%-er without any actual anti-racist education or training has a mid-life “white man’s burden” crisis.”

        “Going to Starbucks tomorrow to order a flat white to explain how milk takes all the credit while black bean does all the work.”

        “The arrival of Starbucks is typically a key indicator of gentrification in low-income communities. But, #RaceTogether.”

        • MrGJG

          I can’t bring myself to thumb up your post. Cognitive dissonance.

      • Here’s a great conversation starter. If you have a printer, print out a bunch of them and pass them out. Go with a friend or two so you have moral support. This is the golden opportunity of a lifetime for race realists to make some waves. Starbucks can’t kick you out for responding to THEIR INVITATION. And if they do kick you out, go to the press and make a stink about it.

        • meanqueen

          This is the crime that brought me into the WN realm on the internet. It’s not that I was EVER sympathetic to blacks or blind to black crime, rather, I just didn’t realize there was a forum where normal people could go to discuss this stuff. I saw on another unrelated political board someone post “google Channon Christian” so I did, out of curiosity. Now that’s my tagline in comments that I leave around the web. I hope I reach others as that person reached me.

          • I was already a regular here at the time, but eight years later, that one is still God-awful depressing.

        • HE2

          Someone said Vanessa Coleman is being paroled. If so, what an outrage.

          • She comes up for parole, but whether she gets it depends on how much time she has left, her behavior while incarcerated, and whether she’s cooperated in whatever programs they have her in. There’s also the the fact that anyone as obviously evil and stupid as Coleman isn’t going to last very long on parole before she screws up and gets sent back. It might not be for a relatively simple violation of parole conditions or even a misdemeanor. She’s dumb enough that she won’t have any trouble catching a whole new felony case, and sentencing for those is pretty rough if one is already on parole for a previous felony. Firstly, one often gets stuck doing the rest of the original sentence. The sentence for the new felony case is often aggravated and doubled because the perp was already on parole at the time.

            Because of her role as an accessory in Miss Christian’s gang-rape and murder, Coleman will have to register as a sex-offender. What sort of work is she going to be able to get to keep her P.O. happy, rather than P.O.ed? Hint: it won’t be serving $7 lattes at Starbucks, asking customers about race relations.

          • HE2

            She was denied parole and the court upheld that on subsequent appeal.
            This POS stated at her parole hearing that the worst thing about the incident was her “falling in with the wrong crowd.”
            Nothing whatsoever to do with the horrors inflicted on their victims.
            She was alone with Shannon several times, long enough to have released her from the torment. Did she? No.
            Her diary states she got off on the whole thing.

        • Lygeia

          Starbucks could print this one the little wrap-around paper cuff that they put on their coffee cups so when you grab the cup you don’t burn your hand.

      • TruthBeTold

        Maybe we should ask him to step up and resign and give his CEO position to a lesbian black woman.

    • Jason Lewis

      They were all thinking “I wanna agree with him but people will think I’m racist”.

    • Cid Campeador

      They have totally terrified the White race.
      Maybe The old Veteran was right. The Japanese should have won. We’d all be following the path of Bushido instead of becoming a nation of pusillanimous, pathetic, puppets..
      Can anyone imagine the Japanese tolerating what we’ve have for the last 60+ years?

      • Batterytrain

        You mean the Germans and Italians right? Japs are just copycat wannabe’s with false pride and insecure poser syndrome to overcome their ugly alien looks and small manhoods.

        • Cid Campeador

          You’ve been looking at the wrong Japanese types.

          • Batterytrain

            I have been looking at all the Japanese types thank you for very much
            and yes they are a very ugly Asiatic race just like all the Asiatic
            races that exist and that don’t belong in the West, who are also
            promoting their own interests, and who certainly do not ever deserve to
            mix with Western women/men.

            Asiatics are Asiatics period, they are are
            race of immoral cold insects and one look at the Huns and most of their
            history surmises and proves this. Stop being a stupid Otaku/Manga weebo idiot for once!

          • Cid Campeador

            Hollywood in the 40s used to portray the Japanese with round glasses and a terrible overbite.
            As for their “manhood” I couldn’t speak to that since I’m not a Urologist. As for their stature, things have changed over the decades with better prenatal vitamins.

    • Rurik

      I would open with “So you don’t believe in evolution then, since the isolated races not have evolved differences over the many millennia?” That should introduce a bit of discord, since the Starbuckies of course have to believe in Darwinian evolution.

    • meanqueen

      Can you send us a text message next time you go, with the time and location? We all want to be there! You know, let’s have some AmRen flash mobs!

  • DaveMed

    I would absolutely love to firmly express my views on race – loudly enough for all the patrons in line to hear them.

    • Ograf

      Hit them with some stats from The color of Crime.

      • DaveMed

        Wouldn’t mind smelling some ears burning.

      • Race War Provisions

        Bon, make some pics!

    • Cid Campeador

      I recommend that you be clad in Ballistic Body Armor from head to toe.

      • DaveMed

        Well… SJWs are not known for their intimidating natures.

        • Kenner

          Their perpetual scowls are their body armor.

  • Easyrhino

    How about baristas next discuss with customers AIPAC’s untoward influence over US government foreign policy?

  • Luca

    I don’t go to Starbucks because of their ridiculous prices, their stance on gun control, and because I make a better cup of Joe at home. And now I can add one more reason not to go. Yay me.

    • Cujo

      Yeah, if you do go you could always strike up a conversation about how poor blacks can’t afford a cup of coffee at Starbucks, let alone a Double Cappuccino Macchiato…whatever

    • OTOH, that $7 for coffee keeps the undertow away.

      • DaveMed

        Classic professor comment!

        (Just kidding. I kind of agree.)

    • phillyguy

      first of all I can’t believe that the majority of people in this country do not even own a coffee maker or know how to make a pot of coffee. and these idiots are spending $7 for a cup of burnt coffee.

      • Who Me?

        burnt coffee with some artificially flavored syrups and some boiled milk, oh, and some high fructose corn syrup in there too–all of it B-A-D for your health.

        • If I wanted flavored syrups in my coffee, I could probably find those at Colorado Springs Liquor Outlet. If had had to buy them as liqueurs, that wouldn’t be the end of the world.

          • Greg Thomas

            You can find flavored syrups at your local grocery store.

          • HE2

            MCS, it is easy to make your own flavored syrups using a mixture of raw unprocessed cane sugar, filtered water, liqueur or flavor of your choice, [I use Kahlua and espresso made in Bialetti Italian moka pot], and cocoa powder. Sometimes I use dark rum.
            Boil down to syrup consistency, add a wee bit of pure vanilla extract when it has cooled.
            Store-bought syrups contain unhealthy HFCS and artificial flavorings.

        • convairXF92

          IIRC there was an article (NYT??) last year on how the pumpkin lattes contained no pumpkin or anything else extracted from a pumpkin.

          • Alden

            It was probably a bit of pumpkin pie spice mix.

      • I get three pound bags of San Francisco Coffee Company whole beans at Costco for about $10. One of those bags lasts quite a while, which puts the $7 sticker price for one cup at Starbucks in proper perspective.

        • Michael Robert Ryan

          Being a lazy man (and cheap) I just take a caffeine tablet every morning.

    • Wing-nut.

      I wasn’t fond of the logo either.

      • I think the logo was supposed to be a mermaid.

        • Wing-nut.

          It will go a little deeper than that. light-fully speaking.

  • johningermany

    What a stupid idea this is! I’ll bet this doesn’t end well.

  • Lion’s Mane

    It’s Orwellian. Race-relations is, after all, a political topic. People ought to be able to shop without having to be lectured on politics or religion. This is the beginning of tyranny. They are hunting Whites down like bloodhounds, so as to get them to conform to leftist propaganda.

    • Rurik

      Perhaps you might reply with – “Oh is this the Self-Criticism session? Are you our commissar today?” Put a little bit of personal stigma on the barista.

    • Greg Thomas

      Does anyone have any doubt if they could, they would line every single White person against the wall and do what they so desperately want to do?

      • Lion’s Mane

        I believe that their fundamental desire is to ENSLAVE non-élite Whites. They want first to reduce our numbers drastically, so as to make this possible. They lie about ‘equality.’ Equality — which is impossible, anyway — is not at all what they want.

        Should they enslave Whites, Asians would most likely be their next target.

  • Brady

    I’d appreciate the opportunity to talk to my barista about race. 🙂

    Could make for an interesting conversation…

  • TruthBeTold

    ‘No good deed goes unpunished’.

    Generally we all say this with regret but in this case, the Starbucks CEO acted stupidly when he felt the compulsion to champion this topic.

    He deserves the backlash.

  • TomIron361

    Starbucks CEO Asks Baristas to Talk About Race Relations with Customers
    —————————————————————————————-
    Is absolutely everybody taking leave of their senses?

    • Kenner

      They’re expecting the same old one-way conversation. Let’s surprise them.

  • RacialRay

    Starbucks should introduce a new coffee item to its menu: The Ferguson.

    Black, bitter and served in a racist Holder.

    • phillyguy

      Good one.

    • Ed

      You win the Internet lol.

  • Folks, it just crazier and crazier as this country falls deeper into the cesspool!

  • Jason Lewis

    Actually most baristas are qualified to talk about this and women’s rights being most baristas have degrees in Afro and gender studies.

    • Donald

      He he.

    • And six figures of student loan debt.

    • DonReynolds

      Naaaah……afro and gender studies have zero to do with my political views. They have nothing to offer but revised history and zanny authors.

  • Only white liberals are both stupid and looney enough to come up with such a campaign! If it were truly going to be a campaign where alternative ideas would be permitted (such as race-realist ones), then maybe (and that’s a big ‘maybe’) some good might result from it. But they will never ‘tolerate’ opinions they don’t share. This is all about affirming and strengthening the collective Leftist narrative that whites must agree to.

    • DLD

      Even if you were right and a discussion could/should take place, how many people have the time and patience to talk about anything when they are half awake and trying to make it to work on time. I wouldn’t want to be forced into a conversation about religion or sex that early in the morning either. Next time I go to Starbucks, if anybody should attempt to start up a “conversation” about this, I’m going to ask them where they were when I was attacked and lost teeth as result of a chimpout.

  • Sorry for too many posts on this article, but I really think it’s time for whites to STOP giving their business to Starbucks (if they haven’t already?).

  • DNA Explains It All

    I am with M Savage, Starbux coffee is bitter and sucks anyway.

    • I agree. I’ve NEVER liked it!

    • antiquesunlight

      Completely agree. For whatever it’s worth, the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had in my life was a quality 100% Kona in a French press. Starbucks tastes like watery charcoal in comparison.

  • Cid Campeador

    All discussions of Race generally end up being an indictment of the WHITE race. That the Zeitgeist of the Fundamentally Transformed America. We’d be sipping our Latté while being excoriated by an obnoxious Black or a self loathing White A– Kisser.
    I suppose the CEO of Starbucks would get a “tingle up his leg” watching his daughter (if he has one) being groped by and exchanging saliva with Le Demetrious Sparks of BedSty while enjoying their Caramel and Vanilla MakeyOuto.

  • richard garyson

    I would suggest that to increase the range of their clientele diversity, that they accept EBT.

  • Vito Powers

    Obviously, this idea wasn’t very well thought out. Starbucks management should realize there is a “negro fatigue” in this country, especially after Ferguson. Negroes can’t even get satisfaction from their negro president and his negro attorney general on the ferguson verdict. The Civil Rights movement will never ever be over for these people.

    How about a conversation on the merits of “separate but equal” or the benefits of sterilization for civil society?

    • TruthBeTold

      Yes, it wasn’t well thought out but it’s now a big opening.

      Let’s ask the CEO why there aren’t any Starbucks in black neighborhoods.

      If your cashier ask about race, have some AR articles printed up to pass out to customers.

      Smile. Be nice.

  • AmericanCitizen

    Come to think of it, aren’t most Starbucks employees college grads who are $50,000 in debt because they spent 5 years earning a useless gender and race studies degree? Maybe talking about race is the closest they’ll get to actually using their college education in between mopping the floors and toilets.

    • Tim

      I bought a sleazy Chicano cocktail lounge, mostly to fix up the building to my liking. The old owner, Pablo, warned me that if I did too good a job, people would no longer come. I told him, “Pablo, no body ever quit coming because the bathroom was TOO clean…”

  • Lion’s Mane

    If you’re no longer a child in school, where they can indoctrinate you, then they turn to other methods to ‘continue your education.’ As the expression of politically incorrect beliefs usually costs a person their job, this situation is a set-up.

    I hope the customers get really annoyed and the company will be forced to abandon this outrageous intrusion into people’s privacy.

    • Spikeygrrl

      How about we all stop drinking coffee, period? I know I’m healthier and happier since I kicked caffeine out of my life. I used to drink 6-8 cups per day; I now drink one or two cups of DECAF per MONTH at weekend brunches just because I like the taste. And no caffienated tea or soda any time!

      • antiquesunlight

        Yeah, I’m sensitive to caffeine so I’ve cut back a lot. Used to drink it all the time, too. I still drink tea a good bit, but I have to be careful with coffee or I’ll get super amped up.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    I can just imagine all the workers looking forward to getting involved in this. I’d bet most, if not all of them, would just as soon stick to service and leave anything controversial to someone else. Anyway, those with degrees in the humanities will get some practice in human relations.

  • Brady

    Just found this on VDare:

    Flat White Reaction–Starbucks Not Enjoying Conversation About Race

    By Eugene Gant on March 17, 2015, 3:33 pm

    Well, that didn’t take long. No sooner did Starbucks and USA Todayannounce their initiative to talk about race than the coffee empire’s vice president for communications dumped his Twitter account.

    According to Business Insider, VP Corey duBrowa “deleted his account because he was attacked by critics of the campaign.”

    “I was personally attacked through my Twitter account around midnight last night and the tweets represented a distraction from the respectful conversation we are trying to start around Race Together,” duBrowa said. “I’ll be back on Twitter soon.”

    Does anyone doubt that some of the “attacks” were from the white customers who pay duBrowa’s massive salary, and who don’t much care for a serving of anti-white vitriol with a $5 latte?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Go to Starbucks and (over)pay for mediocre coffe only to get hassled? What a great way to drive away customers.

    I like my coffee without lefty claptrap.

    We at Starbucks should be willing to talk about these issues in America

    Hey Schultz: How talking about about your “leadership” team? Why is there only ONE black out of 19 executives?

    http //news starbucks com/leadership

    • DonReynolds

      How feeble would a person have to be…..to ask the losers behind the counter at Starbux……to discuss politics and race?

  • Chip Carver

    And what direction, what stance(s) will the Starbucks employees be expected to present to their caffeine addicted customers? Wait, I think we already know where Mr. Schultz stands.

  • Sorry, Corey, but I’m not interested in paying to hear some Fourth-World political nonsense.

    • Petronius

      I always say Liberals live fantasy lives in a fantasy world. Maybe “Fourth-World” is a better, shorter way of saying the same thing. The curious thing about their fantasy world is that they believe everybody else shares their same fantasies.

  • Mack0

    I don’t want a lecture when I buy coffee. I don’t go to starbucks but that’s besides the point.

  • Lion’s Mane

    I suspect that this is worse than the ordinary harassment — i.e., monitoring of people’s political opinions — of citizens in the old Soviet Union.

  • newscomments70

    I make my own coffee with a Braun expresso maker. It tastes amazing, much better than Starbucks, and only cost about 20c per cup. Why pay $6 a cup for something that tastes like cigarette ashes? Starbucks is the perpetrator of many left wing radical activities. Don’t go there, ever.

  • superlloyd

    Yeah, Im sure they will be pleased to participate in discussions about race and IQ, horrendous black crime rates and the tissue of lies surrounding Treeboon and the gentle giant. I won’t be going to Starbucks again to be served up this pap.

  • B.A_2014

    Does anyone know if JT
    is a coffee drinker?

    I would pay good money to see Jared debate a Bimbo at the checkout in Starbucks.

    • You mean you would pay good money to see an elephant fight a mosquito?

      • B.A_2014

        Imagine the moron trying to spew her guff about black lives matter as JT hits her with a deadly combination of irrefutable facts. God bless the poor wee deer.

        • Spikeygrrl

          He’s got much better things to do with his time. I hope.

    • Vito Powers

      Since Starbucks is now so open minded about discussions of race, then they won’t mind when American Renaissance readers hang out there and having readings on The Color of Crime and other AR classics.

      • John Smith

        While open-carrying.

  • “A new PR campaign”

    Which has made next to nobody happy. We don’t like it for obvious reasons. Lamer cons are rolling their eyes even if they can’t work up the proper racial response. As you can read elsewhere in this thread, real hard core leftists and blacks aren’t interested in any conversation on race from a white (or “white”) corporation.

    Howard Schultz may have made Howard Schultz feel better, but that’s the extent of it.

  • John Smith

    WTF? Just hand me my overpriced coffee and STFU with the diversity agitprop already. I’m going to open carry just to piss them off.

  • newscomments70

    The average black male would have nothing to do with this sissy campaign. They are either overtly racist, or would find it just as ridiculous as we do. I can see white liberal beta males patting themselves on the back with this nonesense, but they are the only significant supporters of the campaign. Starbucks will probably end this after a humiliating failure.

    • Spikeygrrl

      Average single, White, working women are a much larger threat. Most can’t afford designer clothing, or a “luxury” car, or property in a posh neighborhood. So they try to attract upscale males by very visibly supporting upscale [Leftist] causes that don’t cost any more than they’re [stupidly] paying already. They don’t even seem to comprehend that they’re behaving — and, typically, voting! — against their own interests.

      • Alden

        Very perceptive . I agree. It gets worse as they get older and realize they will never get a promotion because of affirmative action, will never be able to buy a home and don’t have a pension.

        • Spikeygrrl

          And typically by the time they hit their 40s they can’t attract, let alone retain, a decent White man. Quelle surprise.

  • John Smith

    Starbucks – anti-gun and anti-white.

  • TheCogitator

    I don’t do coffee, but if I did, I would not be in a place with high prices filled with smarmy liberals.

  • exlib93

    I hope AR follows this story for a while….I’d like to see the political and financial ramifications.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Whites are only allowed to talk about race if they color within the lines, any coloring outside of the lines and you are called a racist.

    • meanqueen

      Even if you color within the lines, even if you never pick up a crayon at all, you are still a racist.

      • Hilis Hatki

        True, whites are racist beginning at conception.

  • Robert Smith

    If I only did business with firms that didn’t betray us I’d have to live off of what I can grow in my garden. Starbucks is just about the whitest environment you’ll find, in most places. That is why I like it so much. We could boycott it and miss a golden opportunity to share.

    • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

      True but it never hurts to do your best to limit your financial support of things that are enemies of our race. I also love Starbucks but you can bet I’ll definitely limit my visits there, especially since I’m an ex-barista and can basically make it at home.

    • I’ve only ever been there at times when I had gift cards.

    • meanqueen

      Huh, maybe we can start hosting White Nationalist Meet-Ups at the local Starbuck’s. That qualifies as having a race conversation, doesn’t it?

      • HE2

        Yes! Great idea meanq. Sit at two or three tables in close proximity and engage in not too loud, but audible somewhat edgy race realism discourse among ourselves.
        Cannot get rowdy or the help would call for the cops in a heartbeat.

    • Spikeygrrl

      What business are you in?! I was in b2b sci/tech marketing for 30 years — 10 of those as an agency co-owner — and never discussed politics with clients. To do so would have been spectacularly stupid. I did, however, hire one Black designer — yow, what a talent! — (his wealthy, well-educated family was from the West Indies), and one Asian in media research (her wealthy, well-educted family was from North-East China).

      If I ‘d heard either one of them talking politics with a client I would have cut him/her a 2-week severence check, allowed 30 minutes to clean out his/her desk, and called the cops if he/she ever darkened our door again.

      Which was EXACTLY the same thing I’d do if I caught a White employee talking about race to a client.

      Of couse there are a lot of “dog whistles” in the hiring/firing process, and any obvious hard-left hippie-dippy who applied to us didn’t even get an interview.

  • Weisheit77

    Would like a lecture on white privilege with that privileged price tag on your coffee?

  • DonReynolds

    I suspect Starbux has already done all the “ethnic cleansing” they are going to do. None of the Starbux customers are people they do not like anyway. Yes, this is another reason never to darken their doorway ever again. I have been there before, but that will not happen anymore.

    • dd121

      I wish I could say that but when traveling I can be dangerous until I get caffeinated.

  • Capn Dad

    I don’t care. I never go in one anyway. I boycotted them a long time ago. Seems my boycott was justified. What a bunch of idiots.

  • Lygeia

    Starbucks just lost my business, both at their retail locations and at the supermarket.

  • BlueSonicStreak

    To be honest, my first thought was to be horrified for those poor baristas.

    I have worked as a barista in a beautiful little coffee shop (not SBUX!), and certainly it was part of the job to chat with the customers. But the stuff that brings them back (besides the coffee!) is friendly chatting about stuff which is “safe.” The weather, complimenting their clothing/hair/glasses/name, talking about their plans for the day…and some good jokes, not too edgy. Focused on THEM and how great they are, basically. People soak it up and leave in a good mood.

    Everyone is going to be put off by THIS noise; and imagine how much worse it is for the employees, who may even be given quotas for how many times they are supposed to open a conversation about how awful white people (95% of their customer base) are. Oh god.

    • Irritating the customers isn’t going to be good for tips.

      • BlueSonicStreak

        That too.

      • dd121

        I tip at sit-down restaurants that provide a personal service. That excludes Starbucks and any place where you go through a line to get served. Seems like a pretty simple concept.

        • I’ll tip if the line is long, the staff is hard-pressed, and they still do a good job while remaining cheerful.

        • BlueSonicStreak

          Stands and runs back and forth all day like a waiter. Cheerfully takes your [email protected] like a waiter, at several times the pace. Also actually makes your consumable rather than just hands you something that someone else made (which, especially if you go to a nicer shop that isn’t all automatic machines, is actually a bit of work to do nicely).

          Not worth so much as a nickle for a tip because you weren’t seated at the time.

          Wow. Nice.

          Tip your barista, people. A few cents from your change will seriously do.

          • dd121

            I worked in restaurants during high school and college, so I know the game. Guess we have a difference of opinion.

  • Honestly, I am a bit surprised at the hostility and ridicule at this campaign from the far left. Then again, I should have known it was coming. After all, it was the far left that forced Starbucks’s hand a few years ago to attempt a debranding campaign, because the far left was mad that their favorite coffee joint was all of a sudden a big bad evil corporation. The goal of this debranding campaign was to take “Starbucks” off the Starbucks locations, leaving only their logo of a visage of a suggestively naked long haired white woman. They wanted to portray the notion that every Starbucks was just your corner mom and pop owned coffee house. Well, Starbucks quickly backed off of this plan, because it found out that way many more people go to Starbucks not because the coffee is that good, but because they want the status symbol. They want to be able to show off that they can afford $7 for a cup of coffee. Taking “Starbucks” off the Starbucks cups was therefore as foolish as taking “Rolex” off the watches and “BMW” off the cars.

    However, if Howard Schultz, for some odd bizarre reason, before announcing this campaign, had sought the advice of a certain St. Louis-based public relations firm, and the firm’s executives had routed his call to someone who has been working there since July 2013, and Howie would have sounded me out on this idea, I would have advised against it for the reason that it would have had the bad appearance of a for-profit business trying to cash in on a cause.

    And as it turns out, there was some of that consternation in the real world, but it’s not as ubiquitous as I would have thought.

  • Cindy

    It’s truly amazing how out of touch Starbucks is with America.
    A “discussion about race” is ALWAYS a disaster.

    Blacks respond with “you have no idea about the trauma of being black.”
    White Libtards respond with “Sorry I’m white.”
    Normal Whites respond with “STFU. I’m not falling for White Guilt.”

    Most Starbucks employees are white.
    They of all companies want to start “race discussions?”
    They’re just exposing themselves.

    When their own political party attacks them with charges of racism,
    I wonder if the higher ups at Starbucks will question their political beliefs?
    I wonder if they’ll finally see that being White in America = Racist.

    • Robert Smith

      This is nothing that Al Sharpton can’t fix.

      • Cindy

        He’s in an emergency meeting with Starbucks right now!

  • CallahanAuto

    How about a venti-sized “shut the hell up”?

  • antiquesunlight

    Holy crap I would be tickled to death if some Starbucks pansy started lecturing me about race. I don’t know if I ought to boycott them or troll them as much as possible.

    • MBlanc46

      Certainly a rather sharpish riposte is in order.

    • meanqueen

      Well, I know people who take their own tea bags in and ask for a cup of hot water, which is given free of charge. How about that? Then you can troll without it costing you anything but time.

  • IstvanIN

    Does Starbucks® use environmentally unfriendly Styrofoam® cups?

    • Robert Smith

      no

      • IstvanIN

        Cardboard? Never been to a Starbucks®?

        • Styrofoam is “bad for the environment”, while paper mill waste (yeech!) is “good”.

          • IstvanIN

            So Starbucks® uses cardboard?

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Really cheap cardboard-y paper stuff? Yes.

            And I mean REALLY cheap. I used to get cups of hot water from various places around my uni campus to make cups of tea in. Starbucks was the worst place to get a cup – it made the tea taste funny, AND the cups cannot be reheated in the microwave.

            I know that sounds disgusting, but you know…broke college students can’t be picky (and I drink slowly), so I would occasionally reheat cups of tea in campus microwaves.

            Most cups survived it fine. But the ONE time I tried it with a Starbucks cup, it literally caught on fire. I mean, there were FLAMES, and I stopped the microwave in a panic, and the cup came out with big black scorch marks.

          • IstvanIN

            Maybe the inside of the cup is coated with a volatile wax substance?

  • pcmustgo

    Sounds like gas-lighting

  • LeonNJ

    After the Amren conference ends, everyone should go to the nearest Starbucks to slap everyone around, verbally of course.

  • MBlanc46

    I sometimes buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks, mostly because of their ubiquitousness. Should any of their employees ever attempt to engage my in trendy-lefty political discourse, I shall promptly and not too genially inform them that I don’t want propaganda with my medium black coffee.

    • I’m not interested in hearing that drivel at any time, let alone when I at an establishment strictly to make a purchase, and especially not when I want to sit down and have a pleasant drink or snack.

      • Alexandra1973

        That’s cute! When my dad was alive, even the DOG knew not to come near him until he had his coffee!

  • The Dude

    It’s certainly within their rights. It’s also within my rights to find it obnoxious and stay out of their shops. If enough people do the same, Starbucks will certainly start to see what hippie activism looks like in their next month’s revenue chart.

  • Alexandra1973

    They wouldn’t want to have a dialogue with me.

  • Starbucks Schultz going to combat evil White racism one coffee cup at a time, and–Surprise!–a member of the Tribe.

    • pcmustgo

      He grew up as a white minority in a housing project and black ghetto in Brooklyn.

      • throttler

        Then why is he so stupid about race?

        • Haven’t read his bio, but I’ve noticed rich and famous members of the Tribe who claim they grew up in some Black ghetto, making you summon up images of their shyly trundling off to their grammar school bus with their Roy Rogers lunch pale while wading through pimps and drug pushers, when in reality they lived in quiet insular Jewish neighborhoods with Blacks nearby.

      • meanqueen

        Is it possible that he has a secret desire to draw out the race realists? Maybe deep down he sympathizes with us.

        • Guess anything is possible, but my wild hunch is that the pious CEO does not have a wall in his mansion entirely devoted to large spotlighted portraits of Jared Taylor, Sam Francis and Peter Brimelow.

      • It has been characteristic of the Tribe, as when Jewish businesses are burned and looted, to be willing to take a hit for their people as long as the ‘clash of civilizations,’ the dilution and destabilization of the West, can continue, although more humble Jews taking the hit may not be that agreeable. This guy is reportedly worth 2.2 billion dollars. I’d guess he is more concerned about his perceived advancement of the Tribe than about race realism, likely wanting to extend the anti-White ‘conversation’ on race relations typical n Academia, Hollywood, DC, the corporate world, etc, into his metastasizing PC coffee shops.

      • Alden

        Is this true or is it another PR myth.?

  • Robert Smith

    I would love to get a copy of the Starbucks talking points for this project.

  • Robert Smith

    I’ll have the Bell Curve cappuccino please.

    • shawnmer

      Comment of the evening! Beats out my, “Would you like some white guilt with your white mocha??”

    • meanqueen

      See my comment above about how this whole scenario is so ripe for parody. If I were writing one, I’d have to steal your comment here (and yours too, Shawnmer).

  • RileyDeWiley

    This is really amazing. Suppose I got a job at Starbucks and told customers what I really thought about race? Starbux must be dictating what the employees say, which makes them mouthpieces. How intrusive. How demeaning.

    • BlueSonicStreak

      And they probably thought having to make a bone-dry almond milk cappuccino was bad.

  • I’d love to talk race with their baristas. I’m willing to bet, though, that any employee of theirs who dared speak the truth about race will soon be looking for a new job.

    • If you did they would start foaming at the mouth and might possibly throw hot coffee at you. That seems to be common among marxist coffee-shop lunatics/perverts…

  • De Doc

    I haven’t patronized Starbucks much, but now they are on my blacklist.

  • White SJWs/Commies and black supremacists: Let’s have an honest conversation about race

    White dude: Alright, let’s talk about non-white crime rates then. I think….

    White SJWs/Commies and black supremacists: Racist POS! You can’t talk about race, you’re privileged and have no experience of being discriminated! F*ck you!

    (I know, the left wouldn’t be able to string together such a coherent sentence. But you get my drift.)

  • SWPL2

    Now we can hate corporations more than the leftists.

    • dd121

      You can’t hate a corporation. But yes those corporations are run by ultra liberal people you can hate.

    • John Smith

      Many corporations are just fronts for Socialism, as they couldn’t make it without govt. contracts, subsidies and special protections in a truly Free Market.

  • Bilhandlare

    Starbucks is now horrible coffee in more ways than one.

  • IceQueen

    Well, this could just very well backfire on them. We’ve got half the country in flames over racial issues, and they’re going to shove it in white people’s face at 7:00 am before their first sip of coffee? Finally, there will be some honest conversations about race!

    • meanqueen

      ROFLMAO!!!!!

  • jaye ellis

    I would love to see the Teamsters Union organize Starbucks workers and then force this lying, filthy rich #*$&% CEO to stop with the anti White diversions!

  • A Freespeechzone

    Won’t that hold up the line to get coffee and possible lost sales?

    Typical STUPID White liberal idea…..

    • BlueSonicStreak

      The baristas are probably expected to make drinks and hold this conversation simultaneously near the hand-off.

    • meanqueen

      I know! WTF is he thinking? Now, if he wants to hire a team of “race conversationalists” to stand by the lid and sugar counter, that’s fine, but let the baristas do their job, which is already a busy job. It’s still stupid, but it won’t affect, you know, SALES! What a moron.

  • RaySist27

    I’m going to embrace as I feel like I can win a racial debate with a Starbucks employee. I always look for opportunities to tell other White people that this ‘diversity’ thing isn’t working out for us. I don’t think Mr. Schultz thought about the possibility of customers disagree with him. I encourage others to do the same.

  • I’m sure I can find another holiday blend which is the only Starbucks coffee I buy. I never stop in so it won’t be a big deal to keep my cash out of their hands.

    • HE2

      Suggest Peet’s Sumatra or Mocha Java. Both excellent.
      I boycott Starbuck’s, though I have one close by my California home.
      Mr. Peet, an affable rosy cheeked Dutchman, started out with a squeeze-in coffee bar in North Berkeley where he could be seen stirring beans in a huge roaster. Only one blend was available at first, then another, another, and so on.
      From that little enterprise the company has become nearly ubiquitous.

  • Spikeygrrl

    Just when you thought faux-hip Corporate America couldn’t get any dumber.

  • meanqueen

    This is so ripe for a parody. Someone needs to make a comedy.

    • dd121

      Yes, to us it seems pretty tone deaf. But to these libs they really can’t imagine anybody would have a different opinion.

  • bv

    Real simple to understand, give that overpriced cup of coffee and keep your social engineering to yourself!

  • Ram Paul

    Most employees at Starbucks are black.

    They don’t even know how to pour a cup of coffee. I always have to pour all the extra out to make room for milk. And I don’t trust that the milk is fresh. Often the cans are empty and they wait for customers to say something. And after ordering, they are about the slowest people on earth to go to a machine and simply put some coffee in it. Maybe they need more ‘training programs’ or something.

    I avoid Starbucks like the plague.

    Now of course, if you were to give them some REAL free speech on race relations, I’m sure your best case scenario would be some bleach in your coffee. More than likely, you would have the savages yelling at you and freaking out if you dare disagree with them.

    • IstvanIN

      Never been in a Starbucks® so I always had the impression that the clerks were White, not like McDonald’s®.

    • dd121

      If I got in a conversation at Starbucks about race, it wouldn’t be with a black.

      • John Smith

        Humans only.

    • John Smith

      I wouldn’t set foot in one if they were like that around here, not that I do often anyway.

  • Ram Paul

    I like my women like I like my coffee.

    Light and sweet.

    • meanqueen

      Not hot and creamy?

  • Starbucks isn’t dumb. They know the demographic that is likely to frequent their establishments. They want young, educated, relatively affluent people who are likely to be socially liberal. Great. Just keep out working class, blue collar people, and people who are likely to have kids and be married and socially conservative. They know what they are doing. They know their message is not aimed at blacks. Black people aren’t going to pay $3.00 for a cup of burnt coffee. Now, this would NEVER go down in places like Dunkin Donuts, or, Heaven forbid-WAWA! Those places are like “Blue Collar Central” full of working class White men and Irish landscapers. That crowd would throw the coffee back in your face if you tried to push a liberal message on them! But, this is an interesting article.

  • Raydonn

    #RACEAPART

  • Guest

    You win the Internet today lol.

  • dd121

    I’m a bit of a coffee fanatic. I buy the best green Arabica beans and roast my own, then brew it in a French Press. If you like coffee it doesn’t get any better. When traveling I sometimes stop at Starbucks because coffee at your average greasy spoon is undrinkable. Others here have already pointed out that only conversation Starbucks want, is for them to talk and you to listen.

    • HE2

      I’m a bit of a coffee fanatic.

      I am too. If there is one thing we coffee connoisseurs cannot abide it is bad brew.

  • newscomments70

    Not every employee of Starbucks is evil or agrees with their looney policies. There is no reason to attack the innocent kids who might be working there. I boycott the place and spread awareness about it. I have no interest in spilling hot coffee, harrassing some poor kid who works there.

    • Olorin

      BINGO.

      This is what this policy is REALLY about–in small towns all over the US, Starbucks hires many heartlanders who don’t buy this diversitopian tripe. This is as much about propagandizing them at threat of losing their jobs as it is about propagandizing those paying the company for a food service.

      There is no reason to further victimize these low-wage white workers.

      All one needs to do is say, “Please put my beverage in another cup. I came here for coffee, not political propaganda.” Then if the barista acts nicely, give them a dollar tip with a small sticky note that says

      Let’s talk about race:
      amren.com

      Or

      Black man talks about race and biology
      https://jaymans.wordpress.com/jaymans-race-inheritance-and-iq-f-a-q-f-r-b/

      I leave these all over various towns. Get the information out there before Mark Zoidberg and Bill Gate$$$ shuts it down.

  • Transpower

    I think I’ll switch to Dunkin’ Donuts Dark….

    • Earl Turner

      Yeah ours definitely is. Dark Patels.

      • John Smith

        It’s illegal for a non-Indian to own a DD, apparently.

  • 1069rhythm

    I applaud this initiative. I’m going to say, very respectfully, very politely, something like “I’m glad Starbucks is doing this because most people are afraid to talk about this issue. Most people don’t know the truth about racial differences. I’ve been studying racial politics in America for about 30 years now and I would be happy to have a long discussion about it over some good coffee. Give me a time and place and I’ll be there. Meanwhile, if you want a little enlightenment, there is a website called American Renaissance that deals with racial issues from a unique perspective. Check it out!”

  • newscomments70

    Anyone who wants to confront Starbucks about this issue, I urge you to approach the board of directors, corporate management, etc. Please do not harass the kids working in the various stores. Many of them probably feel the way we do. Furthermore there is nothing they can do, either way, about this.

    • IstvanIN

      Sensible advise. Talking about harassing the poor soul behind the counter is obnoxious.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    Hardly a substitute for that “real” and “serious” conversation about race that we’ve been promised for decades. (One in which I’d LOOOOOOOVE to participate… )

  • Earl P. Holt III

    I like your panache…!

  • ElComadreja

    Never been there and damned if I’ll go now. They’ll just be preaching to the choir about loving negros as they all make damn sure they live nowhere near any of them. These people make me sick.

    • meanqueen

      Yes, same old, same old.

  • Realist.44

    I don’t go to Starbucks for liberal lemming agenda pushing. So if they want to talk about race, fine, but they aren’t going to like what I tell them. Plus, no tip for you. And I’m a big tipper.

  • Pat Boyle

    I am just about ready to have my morning cappuccino. It will be indeed a Starbucks cappuccino – they sell good beans. But I will be my own barista. And I won’t have to be lectured in order to get it. If I want politics with my coffee – I can read this blog.

    A decent semi-automatic espresso machine, grinder, and bang box are not that much money. My last machine lasted twenty five years. After a while they no longer made parts for it or I would still use it everyday. You save enough using your own machine to amortize the price of a new machine in just a year or so.

  • WR_the_realist

    I’d be happy to have a conversation about race with the local Starbucks guy. But he won’t like hearing what I have to say.

    And I don’t want to support a company that favors “gun control” (disarming America).

  • Earl Turner

    Talk about race? Ok sure. Why is 13% of the population responsible for so much of the violent crime in the country? Why does 13% of the population account for 40% of welfare recipients while we at 72% account for 39%? Why does 13% of the population have a 75% illegitimacy rate? Why does 13% of the population have the highest high school dropout, unemployment, and incarceration rates in the country?

    Yeah I can see a lot of us being banned from $tarbuck$.

    • IstvanIN

      Slavery is the answer to your questions.

    • WR_the_realist

      Actually “we” are not at 72%. Its more like 65% now.

    • rentslave

      You stole the use of the dollar sign from me.That’s OK.Everyone non-member of the tribe should use it.

  • Spaniard in LA

    How about talking about the 5 and 12 year that were beaten

    • IstvanIN

      That was a “fight” between school girls. Nothing to see here.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    I never get coffee at Starbucks, now I know why and I guess I never will.

  • We don’t need to guess. We already have the answer. Think about two an a half years ago, a certain joint that does fried and grilled chicken. And they didn’t force their employees to do any political proselytizing, much less force their employees to believe anything. All it took was for the CEO of this fast feeder to have certain public opinions.

  • rebelcelt

    Dear Howard Schultz,
    In light of your recent requests for your employees to talk about race with the customers, and your company being based in Seattle where there are few Blacks, I wish to volunteer my services to help you place your delicious coffee in the hands of more Blacks. I will gladly consult with your corporate leaders to help identify Black neighborhoods in America (especially in the Memphis area).
    I understand in Seattle there are few Blacks ( 8%and low crime). However I have noticed that though your stores tend to be in trendy urban areas where there are a lot of whites and a few blacks or in nearly all white areas. I do not believe I have ever seen an actual Black in any of your stores while I was there. I know that is an anomaly, but then again I am rarely in your stores (kinda of a Folgers guy). But, I applaud your commitment to Diversity.
    Some people may make wisecracks about how Starbucks is a bunch of White liberals who are hypocrites about diversity but I reject that assertion. As a very conservative man (I detest the liberalism in the Republican Party) who has very often (tens of thousands of times) been the only white in a room full of blacks, or one of very few whites in the room ( or building). I feel I have experience that very few of your colleagues have. My Diversity Credentials are solid. I went to a Jr. High School that was 98% Black. I was the only white on the football team and started linebacker. My high school was about 50/50 white/black. Where (alas ) most of the students white and black preferred to keep to ourselves. I have served with the Fugitive Squad with the local Sheriffs Dept. and have been employed with a fortune 100 company for years. Even today I am in a workplace where Whites are a distinct minority. I wish to suggest that you open a store in Whitehaven, Orange Mound, Hickory Hill, Frazier,North Haven, Or maybe South Memphis…..I suggest that upon taking this advice you give out a lot of free coupons and cups and stuff and I promise you a lot of traffic. The Black community needs investment and jobs and you have investment capital and well….jobs.
    Your Truly,
    Rebelcelt.

    • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

      You were in a locker room with sweaty black football players? I guess you got a taste of what Africa smells like

      • rebelcelt

        Yes , I did.

    • John Smith

      Dear Howie,

      You’re just another Kosher Kommie.

      FOAD,

      John

  • TXCriollo

    I never go to starbucks, but i did today. I got one of these cups and answered the question on how i feel on race relations. The girl working there got more then she wanted. I said im sick of black victimhood, blacks shooting cops, al sharpton and so on. Im sick of under qualified people getting jobs due to race, or if they are gay. Im sick of nice areas ruined by inner city trash, and whites fitting the bill. She was very shocked

    • IstvanIN

      Wow, was the girl White?

      • TXCriollo

        Yep

  • USofAntiWhite

    Only a fool would ask a question that they don’t want to hear the real answer to. Now if you are that foolish why would I buy anything, including price gouged coffee from you?

  • I wish those ding-dong higher-ups at Starbucks would read this discussion here. They’d probably end up legally blind halfway through the 300-odd comments, and Schultz would need to have his therapist up his meds.

  • Claus Von Stauffenberg

    I can’t wait till they ask me.

  • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

    Brilliant. Shall we tackle politics and religion with total strangers as well?

  • Ograf

    I love your sense of humor, just thinking about coffee going all over everything made me spit out my coke . Great !!

  • Blackhawk

    Yes, I’d like a large black…

    No wait, let me rephrase that…

  • Alden

    Maybe I’ll start a conversation about affirmative action with all those 30 year old White male college grad baristas who can’t get a decent job because they are White American men.
    Just what a minimum wage server needs in the middle of the morning rush,orders to write on the cups which takes time and makes the customers wait longer.

  • BlueSonicStreak

    Unbelievably childish and rude.

    Race realists work in coffee shops too, you know. Actually, it’s pretty hard to work in any sort of job where you serve hundreds of people a day, and not be race-realist to SOME degree.

    These poor Starbucks kids can do NOTHING about what they are being forced to do for a paycheck, and you will ruin their day (and possibly more) if you wreck the till. Liberal or not, if they spend all day filling out credit slips by hand because you wrecked their till, all they will remember is what a jerk you were. Great PR for our side, right?

    Oh, and most SBUX bathrooms are one-person. Even if they technically have two, it literally makes no difference which one you use; so the crack about gender disorders is also stupid.

    • Alden

      You’re absolutely right about the way blacks, especially the she boons treat any kind of service people.

  • rentslave

    Say to them:Don’t you think that the Constitution was being overly generous when it deemed that they be counted for three-fifths of a person for Census data?

  • Corporate America doesn’t understand a basic economic law. Just focus on your product and keep your liberal opinion to yourself!

  • Tarczan

    Starbucks coffee costs four bucks a cup, homebrew costs four cents a cup, but I don’t get a lecture about what a racist I am.