Why I will Never Drink Starbucks…..#RaceTogether

Lately Starbucks has grabbed my attention.  They recently added Vegan milk products to the menu and some locations even have Organic Coffee.   I thought this was impressive and a great idea.  The organic vegan movement has been growing very fast and it is great for those with lactose intolerant issues.

I have been eating GMO free for over a year and Starbucks was a coffee place I had to give up. That is okay because the local small shops need my money more. Organic coffee tastes better and the smaller shops seem to put more pride behind their own brew.  I am from the Seattle area, I am automatically an expert…right? 😉  Every small coffee shop has a different style it is almost an art form.  Every Starbucks offers the same thing, consistency and convenience.  Boring!

The Ferguson Missouri issue went all the way up to the United Nations over the past year.  It is an ongoing debate between police brutality vs the citizens and race differences.  Race is an important topic because of cultural differences.  Each area of the world has a different culture and wisdom can be learned from all of them.  Racial differences become a problem when we take one group of society and give privileges another group does not have. We are seeing this now with the 1% vs middle class vs those in poverty.  Take feminism vs the male population. Females have struggles but we also have the same opportunities men have.  If wage and income is the problem between sexes it is safe to say Women have a pretty strong hand.  If you do not believe me look at Oprah!  Both Men and Women have scrambled to grab her attention to promote a book or food item.

Equal rights are extremely important but so is respect.  As we learn more about ourselves and heritage we realize throughout time that we really are not that different. We all want to be loved, everyone must have fresh food and clean water to survive,  temperature control, and a non violent home.  Who you pray too does not affect your ability to learn.  We create problems in society when we look past these basic needs.  War rips apart the land and trade deals stop.  When trade deals stop people begin to go hungry. Water is being polluted everywhere and the lack of fresh food and clean water is causing violence. 

When we stop respecting our neighbors and resources violence occurs. It is easy to point to the obvious reasons for violence in a different area.  Right now Religion, Race, and Government Brutality seem to be the hot topics to pinpoint the violence on.  Those issues are extremely important.

Do you ever notice that a society that has Education, Employment, Clean Water, Fresh Organic Food, and Community Activities seem to run the best?  Is it a possibility we are looking towards the wrong direction?

Starbucks I am disgusted that you created awkward situations within the coffee lines by asking people how they embrace others of a different race!   You should be promoting Respect!  When we respect who we are and who others are we become non violent!  Science has proven that human beings have negative reactions inside the body when they are presented with stressful situations!  Grabbing your coffee is supposed to be a relaxing time!  People make friends and get married over a random meet up at a coffee place!

The CEO of Starbucks said his campaign was successful. Yes it was.  Starbucks made the headlines across the world. Whenever we hear the name Starbucks we think lets grab a cup of coffee.  The race issue created the advertisement.  Yes Starbucks did make headlines and those who were not aware of the name now are.  That is Corporate success!  Spreading your brand name and acquiring wealth.  The very act of writing this blog is a form of advertising. Some of you might be thinking…gee now I want a Latte.  Its free advertising.  Every dog trainer knows that Negative or Positive Attention is still attention! As long as people are talking people are going to be drinking!

It takes a lot of media attention to sell over priced coffee to people who are having a difficult time buying food and paying rent. 

Why did I write this even though its giving Starbucks more attention? Because people are going to buy the coffee just because!  We all know McDonald’s is very unhealthy but we still buy it.  If people did not buy it we would not see open stores.  Luckily people are turning away from McDonald’s. As I said earlier we are tired of eating the typical thing within society.  I would rather grab a sandwich at a local place then a chain any day!

My words will not stop Starbucks lovers to stop drinking the coffee just like obesity will not stop some people from buying greasy food. People will buy what they love regardless of what is promoted. Therefore I do not care that this blog will make people think Starbucks this morning.

Please don’t go to Starbucks. Try a local coffee place or go to the grocery store and buy a coffee brand that is Organic that you have never tried before.  You do not want all the pesticides in conventional processed coffee in your body anyway. Coffee contains high amounts of pesticides and herbicides.  When you shop locally you provide your neighbors jobs.

Please be a part of a real solution and support local businesses. Starbucks you promoted the wrong issue! We need to be looking towards the largest issues of all starvation, dehydration, dirty conditions, a lack of education, war, and brutality.

Different colors of skin,  religions, languages, and abilities are beautiful and unique! Lets embrace the beauty of our differences! Not fight over them! Yes you are different then me and you are amazing!    We are all created equally but we are all unique! Be unique!  Live in Peace! Do not fall for false advertising schemes!

JUST HOW SUCCESSFUL WAS STARBUCKS DURING THE RACE TOGETHER CAMPAIGN????

Shares of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) hit a 52-week high Thursday, despite criticism following the coffee company’s “Race Together” campaign to address racism in America.

http://www.ibtimes.com/starbucks-corporation-sbux-stock-price-hits-52-week-high-stock-split-despite-backlash-1852934

See what I mean? Starbucks does not need your money! Shop and drink Local! Now Google your local coffee house and try the Organic difference! 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Why I will Never Drink Starbucks…..#RaceTogether

  1. I agree. I despise Starbucks. It is also how they treat their employees, and the way it is made. Slow coffee just tastes better. Neptune on Greenwood, Fremont Coffee (if they’re still there…) THOSE are the places I loved. I make my own at home now that I no longer live in Seattle. There is only one good local one, and they are difficult to get to where I live.

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  2. Honestly I was concerned about the all the possible things that could go wrong by making minimum wage employees, likely relatively young, of who knows what backgrounds and experiences, try to press strangers on a loaded and highly sensitive subject, with no idea how they may take it. I think America needs to reassess it’s attitudes about race. I don’t think this is the way to do it.

    I do gotta say though, I don’t know if Oprah is proof there’s no wage disparities for women any more than Donald Trump is proof there’s no economic hardship for men either. Which is a seperate issue, but it was brought up in a paragraph.

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    • The success of Oprah proves that anyone with an idea or statement can rise to success. That race or sex does not matter.
      Hard work does. I agree. Maybe a race opinion drop box would have been a better way to go about it.

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