Starbucks Launches “Patronizing” #RaceTogether Campaign

Starbucks is weighing in on the race issue in America, encouraging its baristas and customers to have frank conversations with each other about race. Because that’s why you go to Starbucks right? I know I visit them for the riveting and in-depth conversations I can get into with baristas on hot social issues: Earlier this week, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz asked the employees at the 7,300 company-operated Starbucks stores in the U.S. to voluntarily write #RaceTogether on those iconic paper cups. Read more […]

Are Senate Republicans Intentionally Delaying Loretta Lynch Confirmation Over Race?

Since everything in America has to come back to race, Democrats are accusing Senate Republicans of intentionally delaying the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch because she is black. In the allusive words of Senator Dick Durbin (D., IL), Republicans are putting Loretta Lynch “on the back of the bus”: “Loretta Lynch, the first African-American woman nominated to be attorney general, is asked to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar,” Durbin said. Read more […]