Starbucks executive Howard Schultz says bathrooms now open to everyone

Starbucks executive Howard Schultz says bathrooms now open to everyone

[Ed. – God love desegregation!]

Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz now says Starbucks stores will open their bathrooms to everyone, regardless if they’ve made a purchase.

Schultz’s comments follow the arrest of two black men at a Starbucks on Rittenhouse Square last month who had asked to use the bathroom without making a purchase but an employee told them it was only for paying customers. When they sat in the store without ordering anything, the manager called police, and the men were arrested for trespassing. No charges were filed.

The attorney for the men, Lauren Wimmer, said they had been waiting at the coffee shop for less than 15 minutes for a third person to arrive for a business meeting over a real estate project. But by the time that person arrived, so did the police.

Trending: Why was repeat sex offender given slap on wrist after attack on 10-year-old girl in public john?

“The video, in this case, essentially speaks for itself,” said Wimmer. “These guys were doing what people do every day, they were having a meeting and they were undoubtedly singled out because of their race.”

Continue reading →

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.