A white Starbucks barista probably violated company policy when she handed over a free coffee to a black man who demanded it in the name of race “reparations.”
Bryan Sharpe, who goes by “Hotep Jesus” on Twitter, filmed himself going into a Starbucks store to demand a “free coffee” because they’re “racist.”
“I heard ya’ll was racist, so I came to get my free coffee,” Sharpe says in the video to the white barista taking his order.
“I saw that!” the girls responds.
“I heard you guys don’t like black people, so I came to get my Starbucks reparations voucher,” Sharpe continues.
“Not our store,” the barista says.
“Is that a real thing?” she asks him. “I mean, I’ll give it to you, I saw that on my Twitter last night and I was like, what the f*ck!”
“I need a free coffee,” Sharpe tells her, taking advantage of the stupidity of the company.
“I’ll give you a free coffee,” the barista says.
“That’s what I’m talking about! This is justice,” Sharpe says sarcastically. “This is justice. This is what I’m talking about.”
The barista went onto to offer his choice of milk and flavoring.
CNBC reports Starbucks will be closing its 8,000 stores on May 29 for a “racial-bias education day” after two men were filmed being arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks.
Starbucks said Tuesday it will be closing all of its company-owned restaurants in the U.S. during the afternoon of May 29 to conduct a racial-bias education program.
“I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks, said in a statement Tuesday. “While this is not limited to Starbucks, we’re committed to being a part of the solution. Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities.”
Some 8,000 of the company’s U.S.-based locations will participate so that nearly 175,000 employees attend the training program that will address implicit bias, promote inclusion and help prevent discrimination.
“We will learn from our mistakes and reaffirm our commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for every customer,” Howard Schultz, executive chairman for the brand, said in a statement.
“Black privilege gets me free coffee,” Sharpe says. “I love racism. Only in America.”