Shocking footage appears to show Starbucks rejecting a black man from using the bathroom while giving a white man access (SBUX)
A new video appears to show Starbucks workers refusing to allow a black man to use the bathroom while giving a white man access. The video was posted on social media on Monday.
Last week, in a separate incident, two black men were arrested after asking to use a Starbucks bathroom without ordering.
Starbucks has apologized and said that managers will undergo “unconscious bias” training.
Starbucks is under fire for its treatment of African-American men.
Kevin Johnson, Starbucks’ CEO, was forced to apologize this weekend after a video of two black men being arrested at a Philadelphia location of the coffee chain went viral. Employees called the police after the men refused to leave the Starbucks after asking to use the restroom without having purchased any drinks.
On Monday, a new video emerged of another black man apparently being denied access to the chain’s bathroom.
In the video, posted to Twitter by writer and activist Shaun King, Starbucks employees allow a white man to use a Los Angeles area store’s bathroom without having purchased any food or beverage.
The black man recording the video, identified by King as Brandon Ward, questions employees why the white man was allowed to use the bathroom without making purchases when he was not.
“I just tried to use the bathroom like you did, and they gave it to you,” Ward asks in the video, as agitated Starbucks workers tell him he needs to leave. “Is it because of my skin color?”
Starbucks did not immediately reply to a request for comment about the video. Brandon Ward did not respond to a request for comment. But Ward told KTLA that the incident happened January 23, but he posted the video on Saturday.
Watch the video below:
Source:: Business Insider