As previously reported by TGP:
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Starbucks conducted a
virtuousasinine 3-hour store closure today. Rather than serve us their usual cub of burnt and bitter tasting coffee, barristers and staff will take part in mandatory ‘unconscious bias training’.
What is unconscious bias training, you might be asking? It is part of an industry not unlike corporate motivation speakers, but with the goal of having employees engage in group therapy sessions where they all are expected to break down and talk about how covertly racist, transphobic, etc they are so that they’re more aware of it in the future.
In Starbucks case, they are going to play a series of videos featuring a rapper named Common (not kidding) who will be covering issues from the history of the civil rights movement and modern ‘social justice’. After the videos, staff will break into groups and discuss their own biases: ways they are secretly racist, and not as ‘woke’ as they should be.
Well, Starbucks wasn’t about to *just* overpay SJWs to re-educate their staff, the CEO decided to double down and blame their current problems on President Trump.
Speaking Tuesday to CNN, Starbuck CEO Howard Schultz proclaimed, “[White House rhetoric] has contributed to the problem. I would say on a personal level, [President Trump] probably has given license to people to feel as if they can emulate and copy the kind of behavior and language that comes out of this administration.”
Shortly after these statements, Schultz doubled down on SJW rhetoric stating, “The racial divide and the inequities that exist between people of color and Caucasians in America is a problem that has existed for quite some time, and I think we have to ask ourselves a very important question and that is: What kind of country do we want to live in? And from my perspective, we want to live in a country in which we love and respect every American.”
Side note: Even the former McDonald’s CEO has stepped into this conversation who said the mandatory bias training shouldn’t need to happen in the first place and that “It’s tragic that Starbucks is going to lose customers.”