Starbucks under fire again after racial slur on coffee cup

In response the coffee giant is holding racial-bias training for 175,000 employees

In response the coffee giant is holding racial-bias training for 175,000 employees

Pedro, who didn't want to disclose his last name, said he ordered two cups of coffee in La Cañada Flintridge when he noticed the word "beaner" printed on his cup instead of his name.

Pedro told the station that he was initially offered a $50 gift card to make up for the incident, which he declined.

"I didn't accept it because it's like an insult overall", he said, according to NBC.

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Starbucks already planned to close all of its more than 8,000 US stores on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial bias training for employees after an April incident in which employees called police on two black men who were waiting for a business associate, asked to use the bathroom, and were told bathrooms were only for paying customers, USA Today reported.

"Out of all the names they could've put on his coffees for "misunderstanding" him they decide to put 'beaner, '" Priscilla Hernandez told CNN. "And he's saying that's not fair".

In a statement sent to the broadcaster, Starbucks said the incident was "not indicative of the type of experience we want our customers to have when they walk into our stores". What can I tell you?

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Pedro, a customer at a Starbucks in La Cañada, California, said the establishment wrote racial slur on his drink and not his name. "We asked his forgiveness and we are working to correct this. Also, we are investigating the incident to ensure this will not be repeated".

He just wanted a cup of coffee from Starbucks, but it came with a racial slur as well.

Telemundo reported that the barista responsible for the slur was in their 20s. Brandon Ward, 26, alleged that a worker at the location in the Los Angles suburb of Torrance on January 23 prevented him from using the store's restroom because of his ethnicity. The brand's cup is pictured in a shop on October 5, 2004 in New York City.

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