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Date: 07/04/11 01:04 PM

68 Responses to Why You So Racist, Starbucks? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of hovalady411
    hovalady411 Female 18-29
    1262 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    Link: Why You So Racist, Starbucks? - I like my coffee like I like me...
  2. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    How is it racist? He seemingly IS a black guy. I`m a fat guy, if it said "the fat guy on the couch" or something I wouldn`t claim it an attack, as it`s an easy way to identify me from what I obviously am.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    That black guy must work with his hands a lot.
  4. Profile photo of Tubby12370
    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Ok then...
  5. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    Who wrote it on the cup? Do Starbucks employees write on the cups like that?

    Anyway, it`s a valid visual identifier at the moment despite being so obviously wrong. There`s some more writing that the camera angle didn`t quite conceal, so it wasn`t just "the black guy". A description like "the black guy in a grey suit" (or whatever it was) would work well enough to enable the employee serving coffee to identify whose coffee it is.

    If I went in, maybe they`d write "the white guy with glasses" on the cup. Same sort of thing.

    Not racist.
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    Umm how is this racist? If I was the only white guy in a cafe full of black people I wouldn`t be offended if something similar to this was used to identify me :/
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    Zombiemike Male 18-29
    553 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    Apparently there is NO preferred nomenclature.
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    CalyxMalakai Male 18-29
    47 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 2:14 pm
    @Tr Wolf
    Off topic, like the youtube videos outlining the differences in American and British English.
  9. Profile photo of fuad119
    fuad119 Male 18-29
    186 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    that black guy must be really hot there`s a warning for it...
  10. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    This was Chad Ochocinco everyone. He has them do it for him...Check out his facebook page and you will see.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    So wanna know the entire message
  12. Profile photo of spanerbulb
    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    July 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    Hardly racist, it`s how you remember who to give the order to when you are really busy. You note the most distinguishing feature of the person.
  13. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10445 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    It has to be derogatory for it to be racist. Pointing out that someone is black is not racist.
  14. Profile photo of k8lin
    k8lin Female 18-29
    302 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    I agree, it`s not racist, but they could`ve written it somewhere that the sleeve could hide it or something. I mean, he`s probably going to be carrying that around to other places.
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
    768 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    I`ll bet it says "The black guy in the suit." Which is just descriptive, not racist.
  16. Profile photo of Kiwigirl2
    Kiwigirl2 Female 30-39
    1048 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    I`d rather be called that than the fat or ugly guy with the bad dress sense! If you don`t agree with the way Starbucks do things - don`t buy your coffee there!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    30839 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    Writing down that he`s a guy is sexist too.
  18. Profile photo of canda1985
    canda1985 Male 18-29
    118 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    Well i don`t think its raciest, if he was the only black guy in there its a way of marking someone for that order. If i was the only white guy in the shop it may say "the white guy" and i would not take offence to that after-all i am white
  19. Profile photo of XaveMomma
    XaveMomma Female 30-39
    169 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    I`m sure when asked for his name, he responded; "Oh just write The Black Guy in Shorts"... He`s a comical guy!
  20. Profile photo of bianchi
    bianchi Female 18-29
    606 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    I`m not sure how I`d feel if my cup said "The Asian girl in pink tutu." I`m Mexican, thank you very much.
  21. Profile photo of savemejebus
    savemejebus Female 30-39
    143 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 5:28 pm
    That`s not racist, unless you happen to be black. Cry babies.
  22. Profile photo of grahamm
    grahamm Male 18-29
    249 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    Noun 1. racist - a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others

    why you so intent on making a scene, iab?
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    yeah i`m following the crowd in saying not racist
  24. Profile photo of lunaticlover
    lunaticlover Female 18-29
    354 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 5:56 pm
    Whether or not it`s actually "racist" by technical terms, it could still get the company in a bit of trouble if the customer at hand was insulted by being identified via race. It`s a touchy subject to a lot of people.

    It`s also entirely possible that this is being taken out of context.
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 6:31 pm
    If my coffee said "white dude, long hair" , I wouldn`t be offended...hell, if it said "kid in the black shirt" or something who f*cking cares?

    now if it said "That douche in the black shirt" i would probably say "Yo, not f*cking cool" but i wouldn`t make a big deal about it...
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 7:26 pm
    so, the guy wasn`t black then? i dont understand why anyone would be offended by this.
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    bigkkm Male 50-59
    98 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    I like my coffee like my women: white, cold, and bitter.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    You know if I was in a Starbucks full of black people and my cup said "the white guy" I wouldn`t give a damn. Last time I checked, I am definitely a white guy. Besides, if I was the only white guy that would be the easiest way to identify me.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm
    It reminds me of when I used to work at Starbucks (inb4 barista isn`t a job title) and someone would order a Black Eye, and it always sounded like black guy... I`d do a double take every time.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 8:01 pm
    Maybe if the "black guy" had left his name like you`re supposed to, no one would written this in the first place.
    But what a lot of fuss over nothing, anyway.
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    xbx214 Male 18-29
    956 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    The black guys in the shirt lol, no one else there was black and had a shirt on??
  32. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 8:43 pm
    I like my men like I like my coffee...ground up and in the freezer.
  33. Profile photo of stevenash
    stevenash Male 18-29
    124 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 8:56 pm
    should write the AA guy....oh wai............
  34. Profile photo of GreenDay1039
    GreenDay1039 Female 18-29
    110 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm
    That`s Chad Ochocinco.. and he told them to do that. It says "the black guy in shades."

    First time and second time.. he gets bored apparently.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 10:41 pm
    Was the guy black? Was that useful in identifying him?

    If the answer to both is `yes` then this is not racist by any sane definition!
  36. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10714 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 11:33 pm
  37. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 12:21 am
    You`re at Starbucks, as if you deserve any respect snob.
  38. Profile photo of hvf26
    hvf26 Male 18-29
    192 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 5:32 am
    @ 8bithero
    starbucks isn`t considered `snobby` mate, it`s drating coffee.
  39. Profile photo of Jade_Phoenix
    Jade_Phoenix Female 18-29
    407 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 6:41 am
    LMAO @ Cajun247
  40. Profile photo of ATL1EN
    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 6:42 am
    no it says "the black guy in shackles"
  41. Profile photo of hwkiller
    hwkiller Male 18-29
    490 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 7:43 am
    Eh, it`s descriptive.

    I`d be fine with someone saying "the white guy" if that was the best cue at the time.
    Or "the guy with the glasses and curly hair"
    Or "the guy wearing nothing but a thong bikini and singing Neil Diamond"

    I mean whichever is most descriptive at the moment.
    Alternatively, give a name.
  42. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 7:54 am
    Maybe next time don`t write it directly on the cup
  43. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6695 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 8:21 am
    Bazinga !
  44. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    @greenday thanks for the info
  45. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    He is clearly not black, his skin color is brown. Black is black,White is white. and I`ve never seen a human with natural black or white skin.
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    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    lol @ atl1en
  47. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2029 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    how is this racist? where does it say one race is superior to another? black guy as a description is no different than guy with glasses.
  48. Profile photo of Beardofzeus
    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    As with the rest of the world, I just have no idea anymore. Yes we have different races. Yes, they are very noticeable. Yes, we all make assumptions based on those races. Yes, we will all die in the end. Yes, I have better things to do than to worry about it.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2423 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    He probably wrote that on the cup himself and is trying to get something for free. Typical.
  50. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    July 6, 2011 at 12:18 am
  51. Profile photo of NightHack
    NightHack Male 18-29
    204 posts
    July 6, 2011 at 4:50 am
    How dare they call that black guy a black guy! WHAT IF HE DIDN`T KNOW?
  52. Profile photo of BiGpHiL
    BiGpHiL Male 18-29
    261 posts
    July 6, 2011 at 10:15 am
    reminds me when I was watching a boxing match with a black friend, one of the fighter was black with blonde hair and he didn`t want me to describe him as the black guy he wanted me to say the blonde dude xD, I didn`t stop and the day after he filed a complain at our job cauz I called him black fu*king non-nice individual
  53. Profile photo of KittenCereal
    KittenCereal Female 18-29
    956 posts
    July 7, 2011 at 3:46 am
    how is this racist...
  54. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    December 12, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    "black guy" isn`t racist.
  55. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    December 13, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    What does this have to do with Ronald, an asian, and `niggaaaaa`?
  56. Profile photo of alsobored
    alsobored Male 18-29
    347 posts
    December 14, 2011 at 5:32 am
    please stop using the word "racist" so much, I-A-B. :(
  57. Profile photo of QualityJay
    QualityJay Male 18-29
    303 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 8:41 am
    I have a feeling the guy at starbucks knew the guy
  58. Profile photo of Xerasia
    Xerasia Female 18-29
    1181 posts
    January 28, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    wow, someone should call the cops or something.

    no, jk, this is lame.
  59. Profile photo of Moriachik
    Moriachik Female 18-29
    50 posts
    March 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    Cool, I`m a white girl, what of it?
  60. Profile photo of coolthing97
    coolthing97 Male 18-29
    1057 posts
    May 5, 2012 at 10:04 am
    Yeah, I kind of hate that the "must see photo galleries" link to the wrong thing. This is some bullpoo post that isn`t even funny. :/
  61. Profile photo of logorrhea
    logorrhea Male 18-29
    1 post
    June 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    I hope I-A-B is aware that labelling the man a `Black Guy` is not racist, right? It`s a description of him. Perhaps not the best one, but it`s a valid one. It is neither derogatory nor alludes to any prejudice against his skin colour. Why you so daft, I-A-B?
  62. Profile photo of TheBadSeed
    TheBadSeed Male 40-49
    17 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 5:10 am
    Ha, Going to Starbucks for coffee is like going to prison to get sex, sure you will get some but it`s pretty rough.
    Oh, should have written "dumb I am a racist!" on the cup to cut out the confusion.
  63. Profile photo of TheBadSeed
    TheBadSeed Male 40-49
    17 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 5:11 am
    Wow, you can`t write reggin backwards on here, should have written REGGIN BMUD ON IT
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    TheBadSeed Male 40-49
    17 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 5:16 am
    Write Dumb Coon on the cup!
  65. Profile photo of TheBadSeed
    TheBadSeed Male 40-49
    17 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 5:17 am
    How many African Americans have ever been in Africa?
  66. Profile photo of TheBadSeed
    TheBadSeed Male 40-49
    17 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 5:18 am
    Most couldn`t even find Africa on a map
  67. Profile photo of LaughingAtUS
    LaughingAtUS Male 30-39
    4 posts
    September 5, 2012 at 5:43 am
    This is not racism. Calling someone `black` is not racist. Calling someone `white` is not racist. Adding a negative slur to the adjectives to indicate that people of that race are somehow inferior - that is racism.
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    drcancerD Male 70 & Over
    5 posts
    December 16, 2013 at 11:37 am

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