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.
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
Flavored Steamed Milk
My nickname in college.
Doubleshot White Chocolate
Mocha Frappuccino Blended Coffee
Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino Blended Creme
Classic Whole Grain Oatmeal
Nothing wrong with this, folks.
Greek Yogurt With Honey Parfait
Ever go clubbing?
Petite Vanilla Bean Scone
My nickname in high school.