Starbucks won’t let employees wear Black Lives Matter gear

Starbucks won’t let employees wear Black Lives Matter gear
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[Ed. – Sounds like a reversal for the coffee chain, which previously bent over backwards for every liberal cause.]

As protesters took to the streets in hundreds of cities across the United States and the globe to support Black Lives Matter and decry police brutality, Starbucks, like many major American companies, rushed to publicly proclaim its support for the movement and pledged to do more to combat racial injustice.

On June 1, the coffee retailer vowed on Twitter to “stand in solidarity with our Black partners, customers and communities.” A few days later, it tweeted, and then pinned, a more in-depth commitment to supporting Black Lives Matter and confronting bias and racism and to “being a part of change.”

Being part of that change does not extend, however, to allowing the company’s baristas and other employees to wear T-shirts, pins, or any other accessory that mentions Black Lives Matter.

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In fact, the company explicitly stated that Black Lives Matter attire was prohibited. …

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