Thursday, April 19, 2018
Trevor Noah Jokes That Black People Should ‘See How Far We Can Push Starbucks’ (Video)
On Wednesday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah took a minute to celebrate “good news” for racist Starbucks employees, and suggested that black people have a little fun at the coffee shop chain’s expense over the wrongful arrest of two black customers last week.
“If you’re a racist barista at Starbucks, good news! You’ve got about a month left to wild out,” Noah said about the company’s announcement that it will give employees new racial-bias training after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last Thursday while waiting for a friend to join them.
Video of the arrest, in which other customers were heard insisting the two men had done nothing wrong, went viral over the weekend. Philadelphia police have since opened an investigation, the store’s manager was fired, and Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson publicly apologized.
“I just want to say props to Starbucks. As a company, they didn’t just apologize, they’re actually doing something about it… and I bet from now on they’re gonna be a lot more careful when it comes to dealing with race,” Noah said.
“In fact I was thinking,” Noah continued, “you know what black people should do? I think we should see just how far we can push Starbucks now, just to mess with them. Like, now we go back after they’ve done the racial bias training, and just use the bathroom but take all the toilet paper home with us.”
Noah continued with a few other examples of what could be done to mess with Starbucks. Watch the whole thing above.
Source: the wrap feed