Starbucks would like to meet you for Coffee and have a chat about Race.
They also expect you to buy their stuff…
While I have little to add to what is already being said about this, there is one aspect being overlooked.
Only Racists are so consumed with Race that they feel the need to talk about it as if it matters.
We are all Individuals. Single Human Beings. At the moment of creation we are all Equal… after that moment, all bets are off. What happens after that rests largely on what We Choose to do with our lives seasoned with a bit of Luck often favoring the prepared.
Time to accept this and move on.
Believing in Equality, or Fairness, of Outcome leads only to disenchantment… nothing else… ever… The Universe does not recognize either concept. Equality or Fairness, nor does it care about your perceived slights, advantages or disadvantages.
The Best we can do as Individual Humans is seek Equality before the Law… Equality for INDIVIDUALS, Not specific Races, Religions or the Myriad Genders we suddenly seem to have discovered.
Anything else is the purview of Envy…
The concept of “Fair” is poisonous, and allowing it to permeate your thoughts will only lead to perpetual disappointment.
I will end this with a promise.
If any Barista at Starbucks, raised on institutionalized “check the box” racism*, attempts to place a racist hashtag, be it #racetogether, #killwhitey or #nazisarecool, I will ask them to put my beverage into another cup. And while they’re doing that, I will explain to them…
Only Racists are Obsessed with Race.
All of this is built of foundations of sand. And this is what we get from Coffee shops peddling burnt coffee.
It’s always about appearing to care… not actually caring. This makes it easy because you really don’t have to think much to look like you give a crap. IN other words, they get to Scribble some racist nonsense on my overpriced coffee and feel good about themselves… while never having to make an effort to think about what they’re doing.
*Check the box Racism is sadly practiced throughout our country. You are prompted, and expected, to declare your race on every form and application from Insurance and Banking to Education. How do you convincingly convey that Race does not Matter when it so evidently does.