Starbucks Becomes America's Largest Public Restroom

Starbucks suddenly finds itself in the hospitality business in the wake of the embarrassing PR nightmare in which two black men were denied the use of a bathroom and later arrested by police while waiting for an associate in a Philadelphia location.

Now, thanks to a new policy announced by executive chairman Howard Schultz at the Atlantic Council on Thursday, any and all who wish to unburden themselves or simply take an invigorating sink shower at any of Starbucks' nearly 27,000 locations - whether they are paying customers or not - can make use of Starbucks' repenting facilities. 

While Schultz told the audience "we don't want to become a public restroom," he added "But we're going to make the right decision a hundred percent of the time and give people the key, because we don't want anyone at Starbucks to feel as if we are not giving access to you to the bathroom because you are 'less than. 'We want you to be 'more than.'"

In short, Starbucks is now America's largest public restroom.

As Schultz unveiled his business mode pivot, he told the audience that the world is “questioning the moral leadership of America” and, ironically, urged the public to reject nationalism.

“The aspiration was to build a different kind of company, a company that would achieve the balance between profit and conscience, a company that would demonstrate that not every decision is an economic one, a company that would demonstrate success is best when it's shared,” he said.

Schultz continued, “This is a time, as we face this crucible, for cooperation. This is not a time to build walls. This is a time to build bridges. Over the course of the last year, I wanted to do a number of things that would give me exposure to the human condition here at home and abroad. I wanted to understand the opioid crisis. I wanted to go to the southern border in Texas and understand the immigration issues. I wanted to go to Gettysburg and I wanted to go to Normandy.”

In the afternoon, Schultz participated in a discussion on “The Role and Responsibility of a Global Company,” in which he addressed the controversy surrounding the arrest of two African-American men inside of a Starbucks store in Philadelphia.

“Our stores are not public bathrooms, but they’re used as such. In this particular case, two African-American gentlemen came in the store – like millions of other people – to sit down and have a meeting and one of them asked to go to the bathroom and we have kind of a loose policy around you should be able to use the bathroom if you buy something and it’s really the judgment of the manager. And in this particular case, she asked the gentleman: Are you a customer? And he said, no. And they go into a conversation and one thing led to another, and she made a terrible decision to call the police,” Schultz recalled, in the context of Schultz virtue (or perhaps virtually) signaling the rejecting nationalism.

Video of the Philadelphia arrest went viral, sparking public outcry against the coffeemaker along with accusations of racism.

In the aftermath of the incident, the manager who called the police was fired, and each of the two men settled with the city for $1 each and the promise of a $200,000 young entrepreneur program organized by local officials. 

In addition to the bathroom policy, Starbucks will be closing more than 8,000 U.S. shops on May 29 to train nearly 175,000 employees in "racial bias education."

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,” said Starbucks ceo Kevin Johnson in an April statement. “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.”

COO Rosalind Brewer, a black woman, told NPR that the incident was "a teachable moment for all of us," saying that as an African American executive who has a 23-year-old son, she found the viral videos of the incident painful to watch. 

“It would be easy for us to say that this was a one-employee situation, but I have to tell you, it’s time for us to, myself included, take personal responsibility here and do the best that we can to make sure we do everything we can” 

In this case, "everything we can" means all Starbucks bathrooms are now open 

Comments

overbet TheWholeYearInn Fri, 05/11/2018 - 15:48 Permalink

Everybody do your part and let your local homeless population know about the new policy. I would love to see this shit company degrade itself out of existence. 

If every location has a couple homeless laying around shitting up the place, spraying your windshield in the drive thru, the soccer moms, liberal dykes and cucks wont feel safe. Ironically, armed security guards would be required to fix it. The future looks bright.   

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FireBrander BaBaBouy Fri, 05/11/2018 - 16:02 Permalink

I want to understand the immigration issue

...as I fly overhead in my private jet.

...as roll through town in my limousine.

...as I walk through a very safe part of the city with armed security guards escorting me.

Can't wait to listen to what he comes up with concerning the issue.!

$10,000 says he'll issue his findings from the safety of his gated community mansion.

Hey F'nuts! Don't bother taking all those "Discovery trips" trying to figure out the "immigration issue". Just talk to your fellow f*** head CEOs; they're the ones demanding CHEAP LABOR from South America.

 Better yet, just talk to your Gardeners or the Cleaning crew that keeps your mansion pristine; asshole.

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HopefulCynical Bubba Rum Das Fri, 05/11/2018 - 16:32 Permalink

The beautiful thing about shitlibs is that their very ideals wind up destroying them. They can't help themselves. The only problem they pose is that you have to be careful not get sucked into their self destruction.

overbet has it right. A national campaign to let the homeless know about the new Free Shitter policy at Starbucks would be a great idea.

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Clueless Economist bigkahuna Fri, 05/11/2018 - 20:46 Permalink

I would love to rent a bus, go to North Philly, recruit about 60 homeless, thugs, gang bangers etc and give them $100 each to get on my bus.

I would load up on the junk food, Taco Bell, snacks, malt liquor and purple drank.

I would then drive from Starbucks to Starbucks, having them to go in and vomit, defecate and urinate all over the bathrooms.

I would give cash prizes for the largest and smelliest dumps.  There is nothing the liberal scumbag baristas could do to stop me.

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ed31337 Clueless Economist Sat, 05/12/2018 - 11:22 Permalink

Hey Mr. "Clueless Economist," what makes you think the baristas charged with cleaning up that mess are "liberal scumbag?"

What you're describing is EXACTLY what the 1% want -- the 99% to fight amongst themselves instead of banding together to fight the 1% who are the ones actually instigating the "liberal scumbag" agenda upon everyone. 

Why not unload your bio-hazard bus at the CEO's home address instead? Subject the liberal scumbag CEO to the end result of his crappy new policy. Spare the minimum wage baristas that are just trying to squeak out an honest living.

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Big Whoop Yog Soggoth Fri, 05/11/2018 - 20:01 Permalink

America has not yet learned how to shit in the sink. And I think we are going to be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. America is not going to have the monolithic bath stalls that they had in the last century. Starbucks is going to be at the center of that. It’s a huge transformation for America to make. They are now going into a clogged plumbing mode, and Starbucks will be resented because of our leading role. But without that leading role, and without that transformation, America will not survive.

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Expendable Container tnuctipun Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:17 Permalink

ATTENTION! The Jewish planned genocide of the complete White Race!!!

Its the weekend, listen to this incredibly revealing, shocking 1hr audio interview if you are a member of the White Race its YOU for extinction.

It is Not just South African Whites that are being genocided. It is WOW factor listening. Pse listen right to the end of this crucial interview!:

"THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE MULTICULTURAL AGENDA: MULTICULTURAL IS ACTUALLY DEMOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING":

http://eurofolkradio.com/2018/05/08/the-andrew-carrington-hitchcock-sho…

 

Here is more evidence (all below quick to go through):

1) Jewish Harvard Professor Noel Ignatiev states here that he wants the complete White Race genocided. I guess if you are Jewish its not 'hate speech'

and okay to push this agenda. (just 40seconds):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mSASrzCuBw

 

2) The Jewess stating the Jews are behind the 'multicultural' alien invasions is BARBARA LERNER SPECTRE and Jews intend to annihilate the White race:

"I think there is a resurgence of anti-Semitism because at this point in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural. And I think we are going to be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. JEWS ARE GOING TO BE AT THE CENTRE OF THAT. It's a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented BECAUSE OF OUR LEADING ROLE. But without that leading role and without that transformation, Europe will not survive. 16.09.2010 Barbara Spectre" (No 'multiculturalism for Israel of course!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFE0qAiofMQ (1 min)

This woman is speaking of genociding the White European race without batting an eyelid!

"Multiculturism", "diversity" are code words for 'European Genocide'. Doubts? Ask yourself, why is it that ONLY the European western nations from America to Australia, are being dovetailed into 'multiculturalism' and no other nations - not China, not Japan, not India, not Saudi Arabia, and especially not Israel.

3) To press the point Home that Jews are working to genocide the White race (THE KALERGI PLAN. (Mad Merkel got an award for her role in this plan) : http://balder.org/judea/Richard-Coudenhove-Kalergi-Practical-Idealism-Vienna-1925.php

 

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