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Starbucks makes history today, junkies will have to wait

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The doors of about 8,000 Starbucks stores will be locked for a few hours Tuesday afternoon leaving many to search out alternatives for their coffee fix.

As the coffee giant requires its thousands of employees to sit through a mandatory “implicit bias training” in the wake of controversy over its bathroom policy, those benefiting from the updated rules on opening restrooms to non-paying customers will also have to wait.

Caving to political correctness, the coffeehouse chain announced its new policy to allow anyone to use their facilities following last month’s incident in Philadelphia, where two black men were arrested after refusing to leave the store.

“Any person who enters our spaces, including patios, cafes and restrooms, regardless of whether they make a purchase, is considered a customer,” the company announced earlier this month, sparking backlash and concern over just who the “any person” could be.

Many fear that unlocked bathrooms will become a magnet for the homeless as well as drug addicts, driving away paying customers as the coffee shops become “new state of the art homeless shelters.”

Actor James Woods drove the point home with tweets reacting to the new company policy.

But the open spaces – and bathrooms – will be closed across the nation’s Starbucks locations for a few hours on Tuesday, as the company re-trains its staff on the latest progressive fad. This may be a great opportunity for customers to check out the competition, which presumably has bathrooms open for paying patrons.

Frieda Powers


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