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F*ck the tea!

Let’s talk coffee…

If #BlackTwitter can make it rain when it comes to Michelle being the weak link of Destiny’s Child…

If #BlackTwitter can click and drag Mo’Nique by her edges after every interview…

If #BlackTwitter can rant on and on about ‘Beychella’?

Then surely it can lend a hand when it comes to this Starbucks f*ckery.

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson is making a mad dash to save face nationwide now because he knows the lawsuits would be piled high a la class action. Just consider the number of times Starbuck execute a ‘receipts sweep’ to rid their floors of black and brown people yet hire loads of them.

If you are a person of color, you are familiar with this unwritten policy that seems to affect primarily non-whites.

And now the woman responsible for all of this hoopla wants to be healed of her suffering?

Bye!

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Make #Becky confront her racism head-on, and watch her cry and cringe.

We’ve seen this episode before.

Cue the Emmett Till and multiply it by the thousands if you are not in the know.

In this current age, where racism percolates above the surface, #BlackTwitter can band together people of color and make them respect the power of the boycott all over again, for a new generation.

Or have we forgotten their effectiveness?

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people of color are DONE sipping from this cup of f*ckery

 

What would it look like if people of color stopped giving Starbucks their money?

What would it look like if all their minority workers AND white customers boycotted their asses?

The CEO already knows the answer.

The manager in question knew exactly what the f*ck she was doing. And in America, there is a long and storied history of white women crying and everyone dropping everything to tend to her needs, no matter how big or small, real or fictionalized.

The tradition continues to this day and far more than many care to admit or believe.

The difference now is that POC are free and there are cameras everywhere to confirm what minorities have known as fact for centuries.

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Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson are both 23 years of age and victims of a long-lasting tradition that goes back generations. Their generation has a new method to combat this blatant racism, and just like with gun control and social media, something new and innovative should be done.

A slap on the wrist is not enough, especially considering how many millions they make off black & brown coin.

There should be a boycott just to let corporate America know – as well as the world – that you cannot take our billions and think you can treat us like trash.

How about…

When you see something, TWEET something. Perhaps along the lines of:

#BlackTwitterCodeRed, then name the location of the incident, what transpired and put it on blast on Twitter and ensure it is retweeted. Everyone knows how effective the #AmberAlert is in finding white people, why can’t we have one to save ourselves?! It has been said by black people time and time again, but it is becoming increasingly clear…

We are all we have.

The rest of the world is watching all of this and people of color in America need to finally understand how impactful their actions are on a global scale. 

We have more, therefore we must DO more.

And better.

Triston
Triston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide.

Brace yourself.


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