Starbucks Updates Their Bathroom Policy Following Arrests

Starbucks Exec Schultz: Bathrooms Open To Everyone After 2 Black Men Arrested

Weeks after the arrest of two African American men in Philadelphia, Starbucks has changed its bathroom policy to be open to everyone - including people who haven't bought anything.

The new policy comes after Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested after they asked to use the bathroom but an employee told them it was only for paying customers and when they sat down at a table in the store without ordering anything, the manager called police.

Starbucks is now allowing anyone who wants to use the bathroom in one of their stores to do so, even if the person hasn't purchased anything.

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Officers from the Paradise Valley Police Department took her into custody and charged her with several offences. She also stated she had threatened the man because she thought he had reported her to police.

Company chairman Howard Schultz made the announcement on Thursday, saying that Starbucks does not want anyone to feel that there is any kind of bias against them. The two childhood friends and business partners were waiting for a business meeting they had scheduled there. "And it's really the judgment of the manager". And he said, no.

"We were absolutely wrong in every way". However, he did go on to say that ultimately it's "the company that's responsible", not one store, which is why he and Starbucks's other execs "flew en masse to Philadelphia", "stayed there for days", and "did everything we could to demonstrate contrition".

The arrests in Philadelphia were a major embarrassment for Starbucks, which has long projected itself as a socially conscious company and has promoted its stores as a place for people to gather outside of their homes and offices. Starbucks is temporarily closing all of its 8,000-plus company-owned stores in the USA along with its corporate offices on the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias training for staff members. The video shows a black man claiming he was denied access to a bathroom while a white man was given the entry code.

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