Philadelphia: Last week, two black men were arrested at Starbucks after one asked for the bathroom code and was refused because he had not made a purchase. He and his friend were asked to leave, they refused, the police were called, and the men were arrested. Customers filmed the arrest and claimed that the store was racist for expelling the men. Protests and boycotts followed. Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks, apologized to the men and announced that more than 8,000 Starbucks stores across the US will close so that 175,000 employees can undergo ‘racial bias training’. Former Attorney General Eric Holder under Obama will help design the training along with officials from the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League, the Equal Justice Initiative, and the think tank Demos.
[Most people, even staunch private-property advocates, might find it offensive to be denied access to a toilet in a commercial establishment without having to buy something. I faced that situation about two years ago and was a bit peeved over it. However, I had to admit that the area where this happened had an unusual amount of what appeared to be homeless people, beggars, and drug addicts, and it was clear that they were fully prepared to take up housekeeping in the Starbucks service area if allowed to do so. If the store did not prohibit that, it would have been forced out of business.
The real issue, however, is that neither the writer of this article nor Starbucks’ management challenged the false narrative that these men were refused access because they were black. If so, then why was I, with ruddy-white skin inherited from my Welsh ancestors, also refused a key to a Starbucks restroom? It is disturbing to see how little challenge there is to the false narrative of rampant racism in America.] -GEG
Starbucks will close 8,000 of its company-owned stores in the U.S. on May 29 for one afternoon to make its employees undergo “racial bias training.”
The company said that 175,000 workers would receive this training, which former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder and other experts would have a hand in designing, CNN Money reported.
Other experts responsible for designing the training include executives from progressive think tank Demos, the Equal Justice Initiative, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund President Sherrilyn Ifill, and Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.
These experts would also be responsible for judging the training’s effectiveness.
“I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement.
“While this is not limited to Starbucks, we’re committed to being a part of the solution,” he said. “Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities.”
CNBC reported that once the company-owned locations complete the training, the company will make the training available to its licensed partners.
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Over 700 looters were arrested, but more than 400 were immediately released without bail. It appears that city and state leaders have ordered police to stand down to encourage as much violence and destruction as possible to eventually justify martial law, which is the end game for ending America as a free nation.
In cities around the US, pallets of bricks have been delivered to riot locations. There is no construction in these areas, so it is logical to conclude that they are being provided for rioters to break windows. This is further proof of a well funded organized operation. These are not mere “protesters”.
Calling for stronger police and/or military response is exactly what the enemies of America want. Rather than calling for martial law, why don’t commentators call for putting the organizers of these riots into prison NOW? Can’t people see that they are professionals, not protesters?
Leftist college professors take to the media and Twitter accounts to voice their opinions, mostly sympathetic to rioters. They are using social media to promote and justify violence. The presidents and trustees of these universities have not objected to their rhetoric of hatred and violence.
This raises the question of whether police will have the power to forcibly enter a home and remove a lover from another address. This COVID Theater would be hilarious if it didn’t tragically affect so many lives.
Her arrest came as 47 NYPD vehicles were set on fire and damaged in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Rioters also were attacking police. An estimated 33 police officers were injured in the city. De Blasio’s daughter’s arrest came as he was urging protesters to return to their homes.
Trump has ordered the Pentagon to prepare the US military to deploy domestically inside the US. As the violence escalates, people will welcome the military. Minnesota is using ‘contact tracing’ techniques to track rioters – and then everybody.
Every state has plans for contact tracing. In Washington state, where contact tracing is said to be voluntary, non-compliant individuals may be sent to prison and fined up to $2,000 per day for non-compliance.
The NYPD said that several officers sustained injuries, including one who was struck in the head with a garbage can and another who was punched in the face. Protesters shut down the street around police headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.
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The US has one-quarter of the world’s immigrants, between 45 to 60 million, but they are not assimilating. Even though citizens vote against immigration, progressive elites foist it upon them to change the demographics and the culture of the host nations.
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