Starbucks quickly folds on allowing workers to wear BLM attire, co-designs t-shirts to sweeten the deal

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Well, that didn’t take long.

Starbucks was beaten into submission by the liberal mob posthaste after the left-wing corporation would not allow employees to wear Black Lives Matter attire while on the clock — which is not to say the Seattle-based coffee company doesn’t openly support the movement with a rich history of violence.

But when it comes to intolerant progressives, they accept no less than complete capitulation and total surrender and will not be deterred by any attempt to adhere to longstanding dress-code policies.

And after taking considerable fire this week, in part because the company allows LGBT pins, Starbucks folded like a cheap lawn chair.

“Black Lives Matter. We continue to listen to our partners and communities and their desire to stand for justice together. The Starbucks Black Partner Network co-designed t-shirts with this graphic that will soon be sent to 250,000+ store partners,” read a tweet from the company’s official Twitter account.

In a follow-up tweet, Starbucks added that “store partners can also show support for the Black Lives Matter movement with their own t-shirts, pins and name tags.”

“These are alarming, uncertain times and people everywhere are hurting,” Starbucks said in a statement published on its website.

“We see you. We hear you. Black Lives Matter. That is a fact and will never change,” the message stated. “This movement is a catalyst for change, and right now, it’s telling us a lot of things need to be addressed so we can make space to heal.”

The company explained that they are designing new t-shirts with the graphic seen in the tweet above “to demonstrate our allyship and show we stand together in unity.”

“Until these arrive, we’ve heard you want to show your support, so just be you. Wear your BLM pin or t-shirt. We are so proud of your passionate support of our common humanity,” the statement added.

To bring around the more skeptical, Starbucks also said it was committing $1 million in Neighborhood Grants “to promote racial equity and create more inclusive and just communities.”

With the liberal media largely successful in establishing as fact the narrative that racially-motivated police brutality is rampant in America — statistics fail to bear this out — corporations are tripping over themselves to support Black Lives Matter.

Even NASCAR is on board, allowing it’s lone black driver to prominently display the BLM banner on his car during a race Wednesday — the race taking place days before the four year anniversary of five Dallas police officers being killed after a Black Lives Matter protest.

(The New York Times reported that the gunman attributed the movement to stirring his anger to kill white cops.)

A quick glance at responses to the story suggests that Starbucks still has its work cut out for it when it comes to appeasing the left:

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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