By now everyone is familiar with the wonderful and progressive “Race Together” program put out by Starbucks Coffee Shops. The basic idea was to have the Starbucks employees educate their customers on social tolerance, social justice, racism and how to avoid expressing micro-aggression while carrying around latte’s of various privilege.
Phase #1 was Starbucks employees handing out brochures informing coffee patrons of their unknown privileges; and also explaining what to expect, moving forward, from the college aged baristas’ majoring in advanced lesbian dance theory.
Phase #2 appears to be off to a splendid start as seen in this video showing how to communicate tolerance, respect and dignity toward all races. The video focuses on #4: “members of different races on my block or apartment building”, and #9: “we have managers of different races”. Starbucks 101 – How Asian and African Americans “Race Together”:
Also, “The Directors Cut” (ie. just another version).