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After Backlash and Calls to Boycott, Starbucks Will Now Allow Employees to Wear “Black Lives Matter” Apparel

Written by Good Black News

June 12, 2020

Earlier this week, and first reported by BuzzFeed, the company turned down a request from baristas and other employees who wanted to show their support for the BLM movement.

In a memo to its 250,000-member workforce, Diversity Officer Zing Shaw said “there are agitators who misconstrue the fundamental principles of the Black Lives Matter movement — and in certain circumstances, intentionally repurpose them to amplifying divisiveness.”

The news sparked backlash on social media, including calls to boycott the company, just days after Starbucks had issued a “Black Lives Matter” statement of solidarity and committed $1 million to social justice groups as protests broke out across the country following the death of George Floyd, a black man, in police custody.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/06/12/starbucks-black-lives-matter/

Original article source: https://goodblacknews.org/2020/06/12/after-backlash-and-calls-to-boycott-starbucks-will-now-allow-employees-to-wear-black-lives-matter-apparel/ | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

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