Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz raised some eyebrows Tuesday night with his stance on racial bias training after two black men were arrested last year for just sitting in a Starbucks.
“As somebody who grew up in a very diverse background as a young boy in the projects, I didn’t see color as a young boy,” Schultz said during a CNN town hall. “And I honestly don’t see color now.”
A CNN commentator:
Stop saying “I don’t see color.” It’s BS. We want you to see our color and recognize the value of our diversity and the richness of our heritage. @HowardSchultz and @GovernorVA both show you, privilege allows you to attain some measure of success and still be ignorant.
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) February 13, 2019
A correspondent for The Nation:
So @HowardSchultz says “I don’t see color.” Next.
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) February 13, 2019
A HuffPost reporter:
Just checking, has anyone seen Howard Schultz and Sacha Baron Cohen in the same room? https://t.co/7cr6PCcsID
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) February 13, 2019
Watch Schultz’s comments here:
Howard Schultz on the Starbucks racial profiling incident: “I didn’t see color as a young boy and I honestly don’t see color now. … We need to do everything we can to restore the humanity of the country” and the president plays a large role #SchultzTownHall pic.twitter.com/uDTWNv2WJ0
— CNN (@CNN) February 13, 2019
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