By now you’ve probably heard about the Starbucks incident in Philadelphia.
White store manager calls the police because two black men are loitering. The men are arrested and taken away in handcuffs. Starbucks apologizes, the manager is now gone, and the company will close all its stores one day next month to have all employees undergo training.
Today’s read is from the National Review:
The incident is making people unhinged. When the “racism” circuits in our brain get activated, we stop thinking clearly. We go out looking for someone to chastise, and one low-level staffer isn’t enough. We want a larger target suited to the strength of the frenzy. This is your brain. This is your brain on race. At “a protest outside a Starbucks at the typically tranquil corner of 18th and Spruce Streets,” reported the Philadelphia Inquirer, “a woman poured a cup of (non-Starbucks) coffee out onto the sidewalk.”
Only via frazzled, race-drunk thinking can a (possibly) racist act on the part of one out of 238,000 Starbucks employees somehow become the fault of the whole company.
You can read the entire column here.