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USA Today probably regrets asking Twitter if it’s ‘ever OK’ to kick someone out of a store

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The editors of USA Today may just be rethinking a question they asked readers in the wake of protests and a boycott effort against Starbucks.

“Is it ever OK to kick you out of a store?” USA Today tweeted Wednesday, asking readers for their view in light of the news that a Philadelphia Starbucks arrested two black men who were accused of refusing to leave after trying to use the store’s restroom without making a purchase.

Even though the Starbucks employee who asked the men to leave was following a longstanding company policy, the arrest created a firestorm of backlash and cries of racism, prompting apologies from the coffee giant. Starbucks also announced it will be closing 8,000 coffee shops nationwide on May 29 to conduct “racial-bias” training for its employees with help from far left groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and the NAACP as well as former Attorney General Eric Holder.

USA Today readers responded to the tweet in resounding agreement.

Probably not the reaction USA Today was expecting, though the publication’s article noted that “there are a few acceptable reasons, but legally they had better be consistent and within store policy — and race is never one of them.”

Twitter users were sure to call out the left’s hypocrisy on the issue.

“Starbucks did it. Is it OK to kick you out of a store?” was USA Today’s query. The answers were pretty clear.

Frieda Powers

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