The CEO of Starbucks Coffee is asking his baristas (coffee makers, goat ropers) to discuss race relations in America with customers. What a beautiful, sensitive, caring gesture! And one guaranteed to get someone killed.
AWD, the old embracer of diversity that he is, thought he’d take the challenge and venture into the enclave of hipsters and “sensitive guys” at Starbucks drinking their mocha frappacinos to have an “open, honest” discourse on race relations in America. I might have me an opinion or two.
So I went up to the counter and said, “regular coffee, black.” The barista yelled back at me “who you calling black, cracka?” I think that was pretty constructive in bridging the great racial divide.
AWD is pretty sure what kind of discourse on race relations will ooze from the soft faces of Starbucks hipsters sipping lattes in Starbucks. Long on criticism of white privilege and zero on rampant black crime and mischief.
For example, how might we draw together in conversation to create a duet of brotherly love and respect when we watch this video of a savage black girl cheered on by savage black friends as she beats and kicks the bejeezus out of an innocent white girl and a 5 year old boy because they were caught walking while white through a black neighborhood?
My guess is the Starbucks CEO isn’t prepared for his people to discuss these racial relations that occur everyday in America. These have to be ignored and swept under the futon because there’s a whole hell of a lot more of these incidents than white cops shooting black thug criminals! You might have to go to the gun store for a real, honest discussion on race relations and forget about that latte, Clarence.
Thoughts on how this will go? My guess is this program will go south faster than a lead zeppelin.
BEAUTIFUL UPDATE: The Senior VP of Global Communications at Starbucks has deleted his Twitter account after receiving criticism about the #racetogether BS program. That didn’t take long! I told you this PC sh*t wouldn’t last!