According to the other article linked in the one I posted (which also has his name & employer), his tirade started because an employee dared to allow a Puerto Rican American customer to order in Spanish. He is also a repeat busybody offender.
Nearly two weeks ahead of their day of nationwide racial bias training, coffee chain Starbucks is facing new accusations of racism after a Latino customer discovered a racial slur written on his coffee order.
A Latino man named Peter received a cold coffee drink labeled “BEANER.”
Well, another heartbreaking story. "13 year old black male abducted and forced into car by several white males". He was able to escape, but goodness me I knew things were escalating but I hope it wasn't at the point of abduction of persons of color.
Pedro said he didn't think it was an accident because the barista had called his name once his order was done, according to the TV station. He declined the offer of a $50 gift card, which he called "insulting," but he's scheduled to meet with Starbucks officials on Thursday.
This is a pretty lame apology. "Mistake" is rather lightweight & to me it implies careless error or misunderstanding, not something clearly intentional like this. Or was it a "mistake" because they aren't supposed to leave the tag on the cup or something, so it only becomes a problem when the customer can actually see they're being called racist names? I rarely go to Starbucks, but I've only received cups with my name written on it & never gotten one with a sticker.
Usually the stickers are only for drive thru or ordering ahead on the app. If he was in the store, the barista just writes on the cup. So I'm curious how his name got called AND there was a sticker. Those two things don't generally go together.
The victimized black person should file a police report:
File a police report. Falsely reporting a crime to police is a misdemeanor. Whether it's part of a bad revenge plot or not, making a false report or misusing the 911 system, with the added danger of an innocent victim potentially getting killed, can warrant pretty serious criminal action. Initiate legal action against whoever made the call and don't treat it as a practical joke you can just ignore.
"The next time you tailgate a (expletive), you should expect somebody to get out and tell you some (stuff)," the man shouted to Alghamdi. "You need to learn how to drive in America — this ain't Pakistan (expletive). This is not Pakistan, Afghanistan or Kuwait (expletive)."
"Why you say Pakistan?" Alghamdi later asks the man.
The man replies, "Because you sound like a (expletive) Arab."
The men went back to their vehicle as Smith reportedly yelled at them, "get out of my country you do not deserve to eat here." First Coast News reports one of the victims later told police Smith said “get the f*** out of here you don’t deserve American food."
Smith, using an electric stun gun, then reached his arm inside the car in an attempt to shock two of the men, according to the report. … Smith faces three felony charges of aggravated assault, burglary and trespassing. He was arrested and taken to a local jail.
Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, could face up to 15 years in prison after authorities say she received thousands of dollars in public assistance. She’s accused of welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance.
The following month, she published a book, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World, causing Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to become skeptical of her income reports of less than $500 a month. Bank records indicated she had deposited about $83,924 into her bank account in several monthly installments between August 2015 and September 2017, without reporting the income to the DSHS, according to court documents.
Seth Smith said he is an Army veteran who survived three tours of duty in Iraq, and he hasn't spoken to his father since 2009.
"It was offensive that he would utilize me in his storytelling," the son said. "But I was more offended by the actions that he did. Nobody should be accosted at 2:30 in the morning when they’re trying to get a hamburger, especially by somebody who is making false claims like this.”
Attorneys for a Southfield woman say Target racially profiled and falsely accused their client, an African-American, who was allegedly detained and forced to expose her body under the suspicion that she stole a bikini from the store in May.
Rand, a civil rights attorney who has represented the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, says that her client was handcuffed by a second loss prevention employee — a white male — and was then subjected to the "Target Walk of Shame," which she alleges is a company-wide practice of parading suspected shoplifters through the store in a "very public and very derogatory manner" to discourage people from stealing.
"He pulled her through the store backwards by handcuffs as he yelled very loudly that she was, quote-unquote, that she was stealing the panty swimwear that she had on underneath her clothing," Rand said Monday at news conference. "And he said that over and over. Loud enough for other customers to hear and loud enough to publicly humiliate our client."
"I really suggest that you should learn English," the woman says in the second video Roether captured.
"Of course. Do you even know that I have to learn every single day? That's something that I work on," Vu, who immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam, tells the woman. Vu is heard saying "sorry" to the angry customer several times throughout the video. The woman appeared to be complaining about the service and the cost as Vu tried to apologize to her numerous times.
"Don't move to America unless you know English, OK?" the woman says. "Or you're willing to learn. It's part of moving to the United States."
"Don't say that," Vu says, visibly getting upset as the woman's rude remarks continue.
"You have to pass some exams to get into the states, you know. Oh Jesus. Like really, you just spread your legs and like hop into a nail salon and watch you guys whisper behind the clients' backs," the woman says.
I was in that exact same Bahama breeze last week. FWIW, it’s in an area with a large percentage of African Americans and there are always lots of African American patrons, like for years. I was in there with an African American. That really might have been an unruly crowd issue.
A little of both, @ballettmaus. They definitely occurred before. But I think they are happening more frequently AND the people they are happening to are pushing back more (so that we definitely hear about them more).
Friends and family remember Agnes Theresa Hicks, 54, as a generous mother whose love of music was exceeded only by her zeal for cooking.
But her family didn’t have the chance to memorialize her as such at her funeral last Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Charlotte Hall, Maryland. Instead of conducting the ceremony, Rev. Michael Briese ended up calling the cops on the 200 to 300 attendees ― many of them black, like Theresa Hicks herself ― after someone knocked over the church’s chalice, damaging the golden cup.
Funeral home owner Tony Tonic told HuffPost the damage was accidental. But that didn’t stop Briese from getting on the mic and canceling the service, reportedly telling mourners to “get the hell out of my church.”
“When they left that church, people were in tears,” Briscoe-Tonic said. “They were really destroyed. They begged him to have that service and he told them no.”
The Archdiocese of Washington apologized to Theresa Hicks’ family in a letter, saying Briese’s behavior “does not reflect the Catholic Church’s fundamental calling to respect and uplift the God-given dignity of every person.”
Someone needs to go on a nice long retreat. According to the local newspaper, he kept yelling at the family to "get this thing out of here" referring to the dead woman in the casket who was a parishioner. He wrote an 'apology' to the paper that is 90% about all he does for everyone in the community & 10% about the pain of the family. This happened about an hour from DC, south of Prince George's County in MD.