Starbucks Race Together
RETREAT? Starbucks has nixed writing “Race Together” on cups, saying that was only meant for a week. The “Race Together” campaign has been maligned on social media.
The handwritten notes were part of Starbucks’ initiative for employees and customers to start a conversation about race in America.
Starbucks chairman Jim Olson said phasing out the handwritten notes was part of the plan from the start. He said the changes were not in response to public mockery of the concept.