So, the barista, full sensitized by Starbucks’ one-day-stand-down-anti-bias training asked the police officers to skedaddle. Oh, what times are these when police officers are free to wander the streets and enter coffee shops. They got some nerve.
Starbucks initially told baristas not to call the police. Now, that position has evolved to “get them out of there.” Starbucks has apologized for its treatment of the officers and pledges to make sure such an incident never happens again. More training, right? We used to know that you do not ask any customer to leave when the customer has done nothing wrong. We also used to be able to tolerate folks with differing lives, careers, and views. Now, we just throw the “baggage” out. Baggage training, that is what Starbucks needs now,