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Starbucks baristas stop writing "Race Together" on cups
Yahoo Finance ^

Posted on 03/22/2015 8:16:00 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

According to a recently released internal memo, Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday.

Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson says the campaign to create discussion on diversity and racial inequality will continue without the handwritten messages, which are phasing out as originally planned.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: dumbideas; racetogether; starbucks
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Well that didn't take long. One of the dumbest ideas I have heard of in long time.
1 posted on 03/22/2015 8:16:00 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Why is coffee black? That’s racist.


2 posted on 03/22/2015 8:18:53 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: Red in Blue PA

+1


3 posted on 03/22/2015 8:19:06 AM PDT by Canedawg
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4 posted on 03/22/2015 8:19:10 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.a)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Translation: The experiment in social engineering failed, and profits slumped.

Another Lib idea enters the Failed column.


5 posted on 03/22/2015 8:20:26 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ll bet it hurt sales. Almost anything a commercial operation does that is social and outside its normal business is bound to annoy one group or another. However, I doubt Starbucks had a large number of conservative customers anyway.


6 posted on 03/22/2015 8:20:48 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Red in Blue PA

As far as I’m concerned, Starbuck’s can continue on with their stupidity as I don’t patronize them as their coffee’s overrated and especially overpriced.

I have a nice little coffee shop up the street from me that’s privately operated and their coffee’s just as good and the price isn’t inflated.

Oh, and did I mention, the Asian girls that run it are cute:-)


7 posted on 03/22/2015 8:22:27 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Red in Blue PA

Too late. I have left and will never return. Peter Drucker wrote that the only reason for a company to exist is to create a customer and then keep him. Starbucks is systematically slicing away their customers.

This guy is no more than a street bully with money. He thinks he is smarter than you and that you should live according to the tenets of his view of morality. Like a grand saloon in a dusty Westerner town, huge storefront facade, very small building in rear.


8 posted on 03/22/2015 8:25:17 AM PDT by lqcincinnatus (Silence in the face of evil is itself evil.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Coffee:

As the black thing disappears, a person grows happy, alert and productive.

Raaaaciss....!!!!


9 posted on 03/22/2015 8:25:23 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Canedawg

The CEO is a good businessman. He needs to make coffee and STFU.

Do it for the shareholders.


10 posted on 03/22/2015 8:25:31 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength, obama loves America)
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I just attached this sticker and left the cup:


11 posted on 03/22/2015 8:25:47 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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I bet they got feedback like, "Why did you write that crap on my cup? Give me another one."

I don't seek out Starbucks, but if they're handy and I want coffee, I'll get a cup. They seem to be in a lot of public spaces now, not just their own storefronts. Hospitals, malls, etc.

But I wouldn't want to carry that around with me.

12 posted on 03/22/2015 8:27:37 AM PDT by TontoKowalski
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13 posted on 03/22/2015 8:27:45 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Red in Blue PA

I haven’t seen it on my cups, but if I ever see it, I’ll demand another cup free and clear of that slogan, or any slogan someone writes on it. I’ll bring my own cup if I have to ... LOL ...

I’ve got a few Starbucks cups I’ve bought which are hard plastic and they give you a discount if you get coffee in those cups ... :-) ...


14 posted on 03/22/2015 8:30:06 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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He has also stated if you don’t support gay marriage, you can sell your shares and buy elsewhere.


15 posted on 03/22/2015 8:30:33 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Red in Blue PA

I bet a Liberal at Starbucks got a Bonus for the Great Idea ,LOL


16 posted on 03/22/2015 8:31:14 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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Nice! Where do you get them?


17 posted on 03/22/2015 8:31:39 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ve never had a Starbucks beverage and never will.


18 posted on 03/22/2015 8:32:02 AM PDT by laplata ( Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Gen.Blather

Steve Jobs’ policy was that Apple would not promote GOP or Democrat issues and make Apple politically orientated ... because, he said ... Apple sells to Republicans and Democrats!


19 posted on 03/22/2015 8:32:29 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Kevin in California
I don’t patronize them as their coffee’s overrated and especially overpriced.

Their coffee just sucks! It's plain undrinkable black. McDonalds has much better coffee for a buck.

I'm sorry they ended it, I was hoping to go in, have them initiate a discussion of race with me and then go into a diatribe of all the racist policies and figures, and how they all happened to be DemocRATs...starting with the slave owners, the Confederacy and the Klan, the segregationists and all the RAT-votes against the Civil Rights Act.

20 posted on 03/22/2015 8:32:43 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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