New ‘customer’ policy just turned Starbucks into ‘state of the art homeless shelters’

Political correctness and racial pandering don’t come without consequences, which Starbucks may soon learn firsthand.

The coffeehouse chain announced a new policy Saturday in response to the incident last month in Philadelphia, were two black men were arrested after refusing to leave. The new policy allows “any” guest to use its facilities, to include restrooms, whether or not they make a purchase, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The men arrested in Philadelphia were non-paying customers who said race was a contributing factor in them being asked to leave. There was no evidence to support the claim, but the national media ran with the story, resulting in Starbucks shutting down operations at more than 8,000 stores to rush its employees through diversity training.

An email to employees Saturday, Starbucks said “any person who enters our spaces, including patios, cafes and restrooms, regardless of whether they make a purchase, is considered a customer.”

“Any person” would include the homeless and other indigent people… who are sure to get the word real quick.

As one social media user said of the inane policy, “This is a perfect example of being ‘so open minded your brains fall out.'”

Here’s a sampling of other responses on Twitter, to include a suggestion Starbucks locations just became “new state of the art homeless shelters.”

Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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