A little common sense with your news.
By now, I guess that just about the whole world–other than those suffering and dying in Syria, fleeing persecution in Myanmar, rebuilding lives that ISIS destroyed in Iraq, starving in Venezuela (well, maybe not quite the whole world after all)–have read or heard about the incidence of “racism” at a Starbucks store in Philadelphia. The narrative that follows is predictable. I searched on the phrase “Philadelphia Starbucks incident” on both Google and Bing, and here are some of the headlines:
- Men Arrested At Philadelphia Starbucks Speak Out; Police Commissioner Apologizes. (NPR)
- The two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week say they were handcuffed within minutes of entering the store. (CNN)
- Starbucks incident not about ‘unconscious bias.’ It is about racist behavior in America. (Chicago Tribune)
Scrolling through the search results I found pages of similar headlines, from sources as disparate as the Bangor Daily News and Yeshiva…
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