Starbucks Menu Items That Make Me Think About Race

Patrick Howley Political Reporter
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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is creating a new program for Starbucks baristas to discuss race relations with customers, as part of the coffee chain’s “Race Together” campaign.

Schultz announced the program in a video message to his 200,000 Starbucks employees. Baristas can now write “Race Together” on cups that they give to customers, and invite the customers to participate in a racial dialogue.

Here are some Starbucks menu items that already get me thinking about race.

Hot Chocolate


Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Better together.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate


Flavored Steamed Milk

My nickname in college.

Flavored Steamed Milk


Doubleshot White Chocolate

Starbucks Doubleshot Energy White Chocolate


Mocha Frappuccino Blended Coffee

Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Coffee


Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino Blended Creme

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino® Blended Crème


Classic Whole Grain Oatmeal

Nothing wrong with this, folks.

Starbucks® Perfect Oatmeal


Greek Yogurt With Honey Parfait

Ever go clubbing?

Greek Honey Parfait


Petite Vanilla Bean Scone

My nickname in high school.

Petite Vanilla Bean Scone

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