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When two young African-American men were arrested in April when they allegedly refused to leave a Philadelphia Starbucks after being told they couldn't use a restroom because they hadn't purchased anything, the company was attacked and accused of racism by left-wing groups and in the media. The assumption... [Read More]
Grand Forks Herald Herald editorial board When a Philadelphia Starbucks manager saw two black men lingering in a booth earlier this spring, she called 911. It possibly was racially motivated and definitely was... [Read More]
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Last month's arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks has amplified accusations of a double standard in American society. Along with a financial settlement with the men, Starbucks responded by promising to close its stores for part of May 29 in order to conduct racial-bias training for store ... [Read More]
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Starbucks has a new policy that allows people to hang out in stores and use the bathrooms without making any purchases. Starbucks is changing its policy to make the stores a more "warm and welcoming environment." However, Starbucks customers increasingly crave convenience — not community. People no longer need to order any food to hang out or use the bathroom at Starbucks. "We want our stores to be the third place, a warm and welcoming environment where customers can gather and connect," the company said in a statement this... [Read More]
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Everyone is welcome at your neighborhood Starbucks. This includes just hanging out or using the bathroom. The policy change comes five weeks after two black men who did not purchase anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. CBSLA's Chris Holmstrom headed to Hollywood Boulevard to get local reactions to the policy change. [Read More]
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Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything. The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn't bought anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. [Read More]
Last month's arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks was not only about race, policing and bias. It was also about toilets. In response, Starbucks said last week that its bathrooms are now open to all. It's a policy that unfortunately wasn't in effect at a British Columbia Tim Hortons, t... [Read More]
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Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything. The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn't bought anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Company executives have said its previous policies were loose and ambiguous, leaving decisions on whether people could sit in its stores or use the restroom up to store managers. Starbucks said it has told... [Read More]
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The new policy was unveiled weeks after the controversial arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks. [Read More]
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Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything. The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn't bought anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Company executives have ... [Read More]
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New York Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything. The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn't bought anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Company executives have said its previous policies were loose and ambiguous, leaving decisions on whether people could sit in its stores or use the restroom up to store managers. Starbucks said it has told workers to consider anyone who walks into its stores a customer, "regardless of whether they make a purchase. [Read More]
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The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn't bought anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks... [Read More]
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Starbucks is announcing a new policy that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything. The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn't bought anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Company executives have said its previous policies... [Read More]
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Arrests and harassment of people of color at chains have dominated the restaurant news cycle in recent weeks following the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks. The universality of eating at certain chains helps trigger convictions that while everyone visits certain restaurants, your race continues to impact your experience. Chains are increasingly providing a shorthand in America's culture wars on issues from race to sexuality to Trump. Recent weeks have brought an onslaught of stories about racism caught on camera at restaurants across the United States. ... [Read More]
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