Howard Schultz, the founder and chief executive of Starbucks, wants to start a conversation about race. But even the baristas charged with engaging customers in the company’s controversial #RaceTogether campaign near his childhood home in Canarsie, Brooklyn, aren’t sure that’s a good idea.
“You might want to talk about racial issues if you’re Caucasian, but it’s more difficult if you’re African-American,” said one customer, Felicia Green, 25, who, like Schultz, attended Canarsie high school.
At a Starbucks in Brooklyn’s Kings Plaza mall, many felt that any such discussion would have to be addressed carefully – if at all. One barista, Michael, said he was concerned that “people won’t be able to take it … they may be offended by the truth”.
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