Starbucks: Black employees not required to attend racial bias training because they can’t be racially biased

SEATTLE, WA — Starbucks announced in a press release this past week that all 8,000+ of their stores will be closing on May 29 for a mandatory training on racial bias. All employees, according to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, will have to undergo the training, but there’s an interesting loophole in that: Black employees don’t have to go because they’re incapable of being racist or racially biased.

According to a Starbucks spokesperson, black employees will not need to go to the training because “[they] know enough about racial bias,” while all white employees will be required to attend. Hispanic employees are also required to take the training because of rampant use of the n-word within the community, which, according to Johnson, “must be a sign of something wrong in their education about race. I can’t make that call for sure, but we’ll have them there just in case.”

Many black activists call this a step in the right direction, but even more are concerned that they have squandered their opportunity to get free coffee out of this situation.

Victoria Davis, a black lady we consult with when we write racial articles, tells us she’d “rather just get a Venti Caramel Macchiato with an extra shot of espresso and two pumps of vanilla then racial bias training.” She went on to express her frustration, saying that she believes when the two who were arrested in Philadelphia had a chance to meet with the CEO, they dropped the ball by just talking about their experience being arrested while not asking for free stuff in return.

“Exhibit A that niggas ain’t shit. Those two goofy ass muthafuckas sat down with the CEO of Starbucks and couldn’t get shit outta his stupid ass but some racial training bullshit. Miss me with that, nigga, I don’t need racial training. I need coffee!”

Someone whose voice and ideas actually mean something, as opposed to Victoria whom we just kinda humor, tells us the idea of not mandating blacks go through a racial bias course is both racist and woke as hell, so he’s not quite sure how to feel about it. His name is Jamar Greene and he’s a 20-something who calls himself an activist on Twitter. He had #BLM in his bio so we automatically reached out.

“On one hand, if’s offensive that they’d exclude the black community in this way and push them away from this, but on the other hand, it’s forward thinking of them to acknowledge that blacks don’t need to do this kind of thing because they can’t be racist. I don’t know, I’m really struggling with this one.”

We would reach out to a Starbucks employee to get their thoughts, but turnover is so high we can’t pin one down for comment.

21 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    What a crock! Any race can be racially biased! How can people go along with such ignorance!

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  2. John Bennett

    Anyone can be racist

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  3. Kenneth Landay

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  4. Amir Touré

    Racism involves the controlling of institutions to promote superiority of one group, promoting and relegating other groups as inferior. The dumb or inept interpretations of the definition of racism need to stop. The acceptance of the stupidity and imbecilic statements uttered as racism regarding African people being Racist will come back and haunt them.

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    1. therealspottedfeather

      Racism does NOT involve controlling anything. That’s worthless black leftist nonsense. Racism is simply hating someone because of their colour. That’s it.

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  5. Owner of Starbucks is quite the fool- tell me something MR Starbuck why do you not have many africans working for you, yes it’s quite clear that you are the real racist –

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    1. Anonymous

      Really… and you know this how? We have 3 Starbucks in our community, and they all have black employees. One of them has only 2 white employees. If you don’t know anything about something, don’t make asinine comments. Now who’s the racist?

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  6. Anonymous

    No comment, it’s already been said

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  7. Racism is in the thoughts of the beholder.

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  8. Teaching people to be racist how ugly

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  9. If you are a racist for hating someone because of their race, does hating someone because of their satire make you a satirist?

    Things that make you go “Hmmmm…”

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  10. The people at Starbucks are either very misinformed or just plain stupid. My God, Blacks are extremely racist. Guess the folks at Starbuck are also very unobservant and don’t inform themselves via media outlets. I will continue to enjoy my coffee elsewhere.

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  11. Racism defined by example: “black employees will not need to go to the training ”

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  12. Anonymous

    I guess now a days you can enter a Starbucks, sit there waiting on friends to show up using their WiFi and bathrooms. Than slip out whenever. I guess all stores should take the locks off their bathrooms.

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  13. Black people are the most racist people in the world !They want to be treated better !Better than me or you ! Isn’t that racist ?????If we’re treated different ,isn’t that racism ?? They are the only race of people who think that being black the world owes them special privileges ! We all are special ,but yet most of us don’t expect everything to handed to them.But if you’re black and say something offends them the rest of the world needs to fix it .I call bullshit on all of this ignorance !You are owed nothing in this life .Work for what you need and want,don’t expect anything you don’t earn !!!

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    1. Some, not all…..People are individuals. Some people with a darker skin color than mine, black Americans, are no where close to being this way.

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  14. Anonymous

    So al the black people that say “my ni99a” get a free pass? Starbucks affirmative action.

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  15. LARRY BRIGMAN

    THIS IS A REMINDER TO ME THAT IN 1969 A YOUNG KID WALKED INTO THE BATTION HEADQUARTERS, ASKING FOR THE DAY OFF FOR ALL BLACKS TO CELEBRATE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY. FINE SAID THE COMMANDER, ALL BLACKS WERE GIVEN THE DAY OFF. SCOTT MY FRIEND SMILED, THE OTHER SOLDIERS, WHITE AND HISPANIC, HAD TO WORK. THE NEXT DAY THE COMMANDER WAS RELIEVED OF HIS COMMAND. ARMY OFFICIALS, THOUGH THE SITUATION WAS HANDLED WRONGLY? ME I REALLY DIDN’T CARE BUT SADLY A DECISION COSTING A CAREER. HE WAS A GOOD OFFICER BUT HIGHER UPS FIRED HIM.

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    1. Wait…Martin Luther King Day wasn’t a holiday until 1986. How could they be celebrating in 1969?

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  16. lapdc9754

    If you are a human being, you can be racially biased. As a matter of fact, I have seen it happen a lot of times within one’s own race. Also APR, you need to proof read and edit. The word is than not then.

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  17. Patricia Y Atwan

    By omitting the blacks from this meeting, wouldn’t that action by itself be prejudice?

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