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Starbucks Employee Writes Racial Slur On Latino Customer’s Cup

It seems like Starbucks employees are going out of their way to be recognized for their racism nowadays.

According to reports from The Los Angeles Times, a customer named Pedro received his cup of coffee with a racial slur written on it at a California location of the chain. He said that he ordered two cups of coffee in La Cañada Flintridge when he noticed the word “beaner” printed on his cups instead of his name.

Pedro explained the incident in an interview with Telemundo saying, “It’s something racist used to offend Latinos.” He also added that he was offered a $50 gift card by the chain for the incident, but he did not take the money. He continued, “I did not accept it because it’s like an insult to everyone, that they want to buy you with a $50 card.”

Starbucks released a statement about the situation saying, “This is not the experience we want for our clients,” the statement said. “We apologize and are working to correct this, and we are investigating the incident to ensure that this does not happen again.”

As we all know, this is far from the first time that Starbucks has had some issues with racist employees. Just last month, a Philadelphia Starbucks employee called the cops on two black men just minutes after they sat down in the location to wait for someone. Starbucks promised to close at least 8,000 of its locations to provide racial bias training on May 29, and it looks like that day can’t come any sooner.



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