Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, the African-American entrepreneurs at the heart of Starbucks‘ racism scandal, have spoken of the traumatic incident in their very first televised interview.
The friends were waiting to meet a business partner in one of the company’s stores when a member of staff called the police. To their horror, they were arrested.
Their crime? Not ordering anything from the menu.
It was just, ‘Get out, you have to leave. You’re not buying anything, so you shouldn’t be here.
Their story, via ‘Good Morning America‘ and Robin Roberts, below…
FULL INTERVIEW: “This is something that has been going on for years…everyone is blind to it.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 19, 2018
The company’s CEO had this to say about the scandal.
FULL INTERVIEW: “I personally apologize…” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson one-on-one with @RobinRoberts in his first interview after two black men were handcuffed at a Philadelphia store.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 16, 2018
May 29th will see the business shut all of its stores as it is to use the day to educate its staff on racial bias and how it may sully their judgement when dealing with customers.