A Latino man says Starbucks wrote a racial slur on his cup instead of his name


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Pedro, a customer at a Starbucks in La Cañada, California, said the establishment wrote racial slur on his drink and not his name.
Pedro told Telemundo 52 that the word “beaner,” was printed on the beverages he ordered, NBC4 reported.
“It’s a very racist word. It’s a way racists refer to us Latinos. It was bad,” he said. “Anyone who is Latino would be offended, too.”
Pedro said the location apologized and offered him a gift card. He did not accept it.
Starbucks locations across the country will close at the end of May for a “racial bias” training.

A customer at a Starbucks in Cañada, California, said that a racial slur was written on the drinks he ordered in place of his name, NBC4 reported.

The customer, who wishes to only be identified by his first name — Pedro — told Telemundo 52 that the word “beaner,” not his name, was printed on the two beverages he ordered.

“It’s a very racist word. It’s a way racists refer to us Latinos. It was bad,” he said. “Anyone who is Latino would be offended, too.”

Pedro believes that the slur was written on purpose as the barista called him by his name to let him know his drinks were ready, NBC4 reported.

The location offered Pedro a $50 gift card to compensate for the ordeal.

“I didn’t accept it because it’s like an insult overall,” he said.

A representative for Starbucks addressed the incident in a statement to NBC4: “This is not the experience that we want for our clients,” the statement said. “We asked for his forgiveness and we are working to correct this. Also, we are investigating the incident to ensure this will not be repeated.”

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