Since the arrests, #BoycottStarbucks has trended on Twitter and the Philadelphia location has been the site of anti-racism protests.
On 5/29, we'll close US company-owned stores to conduct racial-bias training to address implicit bias & prevent discrimination. We're taking a hard look at who we are as a company. We’re ashamed & recognize that racial bias is a problem we must address. https://t.co/xIYc75BJPj— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) April 17, 2018
Until 2 black men can sit in a @Starbucks and enjoy a coffee without getting arrested I won’t be going back. Do better Starbucks. #BoycottStarbucks pic.twitter.com/xQJPug9h8b— Ryan Knight #BlueWave2018 ? (@ProudResister) April 15, 2018
Starbucks apologies revive bad memories for @wkamaubell: Comedian was ordered to leave a Berkeley coffee shop in 2015. https://t.co/AqP0v0u8e2— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) April 18, 2018