Starbucks sparks backlash after 'telling employees not to wear pro-Black Lives Matter pins'

6/12/2020 1:46:00 PM

Coffee conglomerate says accessories advocate a ‘political, religious, or personal issue’

Starbucks sparks backlash after 'telling employees not to wear pro-Black Lives Matter pins'

Coffee conglomerate says accessories advocate a ‘political, religious, or personal issue’

Black Lives Matter memorabilia at work because it could “amplify divisiveness”.Munroe Bergdorf: Model rejoins L'Oreal three years after being sacked for white supremacy comment The singer says she has had therapy"to help me to cope with some of the trauma that I've experienced" during her time in the Sugababes and the public eye.The slow and inhumane killing of George Floyd, coupled with the frustration of lockdown and mass unemployment, have created the conditions necessary for mass protest and – hopefully, finally – change.Black Lives Matter: UK 'has always had a race problem' and people are 'finally looking in the mirror', UK spokesperson says However, the move has now been made permanent.

On 1 June, the coffee retailer tweeted its support for the global movement that has been galvanised by the killing of George Floyd, tweeting: “We stand in solidarity with our Black partners, customers and communities.” But according to an internal bulletin obtained by , after Starbucks managers in the US had relayed requests from employees to wear items supporting Black Lives Matter at work, the requests were denied."I didn't realise that there are so many different ways that a person, that people, can be racist or prejudiced.Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now Quoting from the company’s dress code policy, the memo stated: “Partners may only wear buttons or pins issued to the partner by Starbucks for special recognition or for advertising a Starbucks-sponsored event of promotion [.Offline meanwhile, in the crowds of protesters themselves, music has also been fuel for harmony and unity..I'm not a victim whatsoever..It then moved to Spike TV, which was rebranded as the Paramount Network in 2018.

] partners are not permitted to wear buttons or pins that advocate a political, religious, or personal issue”.And I would like there to be a change in how we view others.This game-changing moment has inspired a new wave of protest songs and underlined the timelessness of others.Read more Starbucks apologises after ‘pig’ written on police officer’s coffee Referring to remarks made by Zing Shaw, the company’s vice president for inclusion and diversity, the memo continued: “In response to the question, our vp of Inclusion and Diversity, Zing Shaw, shared additional context on why clothing and accessories highlighting Black Lives Matter do not currently adhere to policy.“She explains there are agitators who misconstrue the fundamental principles of the Black Lives Matter movement – and in certain circumstances, intentionally re-purpose them to amplify divisiveness."Because this is my legacy, this is my character.” The memo continued: “We know your intent is genuine and understand how personal this is for so many of us.With this in mind, YG’s FTP (standing for Fuck the Police), released last week, has become a new anthem of 2020’s Black Lives Matter protests.This is important and we hear you.The scrutiny, the bullying, the judgement, has actually left me.

” The message concluded by telling employees they could support Starbucks’ black partners by wearing the “Black Partner Network’s ‘Keep It Brewing’ T-shirt.” A Starbucks spokesperson told Buzzfeed that the company is dedicated to ending “systemic racism,” but that the dress code policy stays in place because it is necessary “to create a safe and welcoming” environment for customers and staff..Che Lingo – My Block South London rapper Che Lingo’s My Block, released in February, has truly found its moment.“We respect all of our partners’ opinions and beliefs, and encourage them to bring their whole selves to work while adhering to our dress code policy,” the spokesperson added.However, Buzzfeed ‘s report has sparked a major backlash on social media, with Starbucks customers calling for a boycott.And I hate that word.“Shame on you,” tweeted one person.The idyllic video set on a grey concrete estate sees Lingo weave between a white-robed choir wearing balaclavas and a solid body of men and women dressed in all black as he raps: “Black don’t mean illegal, they don’t know me / When the blues see red there’s greyness.

“Just found out @Starbucks is catering to the comfort of their racist customers by asking their staff not to wear anything in support of @Blklivesmatter so I won’t be visiting them and I’ll be telling EVERYONE I KNOW to boycott them as well.But it's left me questioning my own judgement.#boycottstarbucks,”.

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