Those mandatory “racial bias” training sessions can’t get here fast enough for Starbucks.
Today the Seattle-based coffee chain finds itself in the news yet again and it isn’t over their new public restroom policy or hidden pervert cams that take images of people going potty. Nope, it’s another full-blown, four-alarm racial firestorm that’s brewing after a Latino customer at a California location found a derogatory term for Mexicans written on this cup.
When the man whose name is “Pedro” went to pick up his order, he was aghast to find the following: *BEANER*
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) May 17, 2018
Via FOX 11 Los Angeles “Outrage over racial slur printed on Starbucks cup”:
Starbucks once again in the middle of racism accusations after a racial slur was printed on a customer’s cup.
Pedro said he was hurt, felt bad, was insulted, and not just for him, but for everyone of Hispanic descent like him, even for African Americans. He says he was the victim of a racial slur at a La Canada Flintridge Starbucks on Tuesday afternoon, a picture of which was sent to us on our Fox 11 Los Angeles Facebook page by a friend.
He said he ordered his coffee, they asked him his name, he gave it to them, when it was ready they called out “Pedro”” and later, when he looked at his cup, it has the racial slur ‘Beaner’ printed on it where the name is supposed to be. How could this happen and why?
A Starbucks spokesman in Seattle told me they’re launching a full investigation that ’obviously this is not the kind of experience we want our customers to have. We want to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) May 17, 2018
CBS Los Angeles provides additional details:
Nearly two weeks ahead of their day of nationwide racial bias training, coffee chain Starbucks is facing new accusations of racism after a Latino customer discovered a racial slur written on his coffee order.
A Latino man named Peter received a cold coffee drink labeled “BEANER.”
“En español es ‘frijoleros’, ‘beaner,’ you know, in English,” said the victim’s friend Miguel Acosta.
“He went to Starbucks, and they asked for his name, and his name is ‘Peter,’ and they wrote this ‘beaner,’ Acosta told CBS2 News through a coworker who was translating. “And he’s saying that’s not fair.”
Acosta said his friend didn’t deserve such treatment and doesn’t understand why he was targeted.
“Mi amigo está triste también,” said Acosta. “My friend is also sad.”
Patrons at the La Cañada Starbucks Wednesday were taken aback by the news.
“I’m shocked,” said one woman. “I go to that Starbucks almost every day.”
“I’m disappointed in Starbucks, I mean, that’s — when you put something in the computer and put a name on something, you’re labeling someone, and I think that’s not right,” said one man.
Even people who were at the Starbucks said they would have thought twice about buying coffee there if they had heard the news earlier.
There has likely been a lot of overtime put in the last month in the public relations department at Starbucks headquarters and it looks like it’s gonna be another long weekend.
This will all but certainly lead to Latino groups demanding to be a part of the “bias training” which up to this point, seems to be exclusively for blacks since a certain anti-Semitic Women’s March leader was able to get enough people to make a stink that the Jewish Anti-Defamation League was involved and the corporation minimized their role. There’s nothing that black identity extremists hate more than having to share the spotlight with other minorities because it dilutes the illusion that they alone are the victims of an oppressive white society.
It may have been BEANER written on the cup but it was filled with steaming hot karma for the virtue signaling corporation.