Cafe Sanctimony

Just what you need in the morning with your overpriced status cup of coffee, a lecture from another Obama voter;

Here’s your overpriced pretentious specialty coffee drink, and would you like to check your white privilege with that? Apparently, Starbucks is not content with being the home to douchey hipsters pretending to be writers; they also want to be the destination for uncomfortable racial confrontations. The coffee giant is encouraging its employees to give customers crap about racism.

Here’s my question, which race do you think will get the majority of the “race together” cups, as opposed to the regular cups? And don’t you think that is inherently racist? Naturally the progs will love it, the white one’s will welcome the public flagellation , a badge of honor to exhibit empathy with the down trodden, and the minorities will welcome it as some sort of payback, like the OJ Simpson verdict.

Since I would not be caught dead in a Starbucks, my responses to this challenge is more an exercise in venting, but I can see endless possibilities of fun with this nonsense. First off, if given the offending cup a loud public display of outrage would be merited ,”Excuse me, but why did you give me this cup when the black gentleman ahead of me got a regular cup?, Are you calling me a racist? Does not “race together” matter for everyone? How are you furthering the concept of equality and tolerance by targeting (discriminating against) one race of people? Tell me, was MLK just addressing whites with his “I Have A Dream” speech, or can all people of all races do more for racial harmony? Oh, and wouldn’t you agree that Obama has proven to be the most racially divisive president in history, and that he and Holder have set race relations back 20 years?” Naturally this conversation would be held at appropriate decibels so that all the other progressives there might put away their symbolism and think about what they are applauding.

In other words, Schultz comes from a perspective that white people are racists, that cops victimize black people, and that our entire society unfairly places non-whites in a position of disadvantage. So when he says he wants Starbucks employees to engage customers in discussions on race, clearly he wants to push his guilty liberal position of “blame whitey” for everything.

I wonder if this guy sees the irony, championing the poor and the down trodden, all the while schlepping overpriced coffee and goods poor people don’t usually buy? In that respect McDonald’s is actually walking the walk, offering 1 dollar cups of coffee with free refills, and no sanctimonious cup to drink it in.

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  1. Seattle Outcast

    I think this will lead to a lot of “go fuck yourself with a sharp stick you shit-for-brains loser” right before people decide that in addition to being overpriced and tasting like burned toast, Starbucks also comes with a free side of race-baiting assholes behind the counter…

     

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  2. CM

    This suggests that the idea came from the employees following discussions about racism…

    Baristas in cities where the forums were held said they wanted to do something tangible to encourage greater understanding, empathy and compassion toward one another. Given their willingness to discuss race relations, many partners wanted to begin conversations with their customers too.

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  3. richtaylor365 *

     Given their willingness to discuss race relations, many partners wanted to begin conversations with their customers too.

    Dear coffee person, you have one job and one job only, not to eff up my order. If you would like to wish me a nice day upon completion, great, but I am not interested in your political opinions, your views on climate change, race relations, minimum wage laws, or even foreign affairs. Any unwanted broaches into these areas will elicit a loud forceful response, and yes, I will make a scene. If you feel particularly chatty, stick with the weather, best for everyone involved.

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  4. repmom

    Talk is cheap, CM. When does Starbucks plan to reduce their prices, so all may enjoy their product while participating in these ever important discussions?

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  5. repmom

    Good point, rich. Regardless of business, provide me the service I am paying for, save me any conversation, and I will do my best to do for the same for you. And please don’t try to involve me in any conversation whatsoever before I’ve had my morning coffee.

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  6. Hal_10000

    What’s next? Employees at Burger King asking what you’re doing to reduce your carbon footprint? I guarantee you — no Starbucks employee wants to do this.  I’d quit before I’d start a conversation on race with someone who just wants a damn cup of coffee.

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  7. CM

    Talk is cheap, CM. When does Starbucks plan to reduce their prices, so all may enjoy their product while participating in these ever important discussions?

    They need to pay out all that extra money to their Seattle employees now….

    And please don’t try to involve me in any conversation whatsoever before I’ve had my morning coffee.

    Exactly – could there be a worse time to try to talk to people about ‘big issues’?

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