Two Men Involved in Starbucks Racial Profiling Case Settle for Symbolic $1 USD

$200,000 USD will go to a program for young entrepreneurs.

By
Food & Beverage
40,227 Hypes 66 Comments

The Starbucks scandal that saw two black men arrested in a Philadelphia outlet has been settled now for a symbolic fee. Rashan Nelson and Donte Robinson were unjustly arrested after a manager called the police and led away in handcuffs, spending hours in jail on a trespassing charge for sitting at the restaurant and waiting for a friend. They were eventually released and no charges were filed. The furor over the racial profiling incident led to Starbucks closing its stores for a day for mandatory diversity training.

The two men reached a settlement deal that saw them receive $1 USD each, while a $200,000 USD program is being set up for young entrepreneurs. Robinson spoke to The Associated Press about the move, saying “We thought long and hard about it and we feel like this is the best way to see that change that we want to see. It’s not a right-now thing that’s good for right now, but I feel like we will see the true change over time.” The other part of the deal was that the two men saw their arrest records expunged.

In other food news, you can now order 24 karat gold wings for $1,000 USD.

Read Full Article

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

532 Users Online

What to Read Next

Sadboys Gear Releases Its bladee-Designed "OFFSEASON // SPEEDBALL" Drop
Fashion

Sadboys Gear Releases Its bladee-Designed "OFFSEASON // SPEEDBALL" Drop

Made in U.S. and screen-printed in Sweden.

hobo Returns With New Luggage & Accessories Capsule
Fashion

hobo Returns With New Luggage & Accessories Capsule

Everything from rucksacks to watches.

Jordan Brand Unveils Air Jordan 3 “Burgundy” Colorway
Footwear

Jordan Brand Unveils Air Jordan 3 “Burgundy” Colorway

Something to look forward to.


The Brabham BT62 Hides a Naturally Aspirated 700 HP Engine
Automotive

The Brabham BT62 Hides a Naturally Aspirated 700 HP Engine

Fierce.

Air Jordan 12 Receives a Japanese Makeover for "International" Pack
Footwear

Air Jordan 12 Receives a Japanese Makeover for "International" Pack

Part of a larger collection.

9 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion 

9 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Supreme’s Lee Quiñones collection and two-piece jar set.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.