In this undated image provided by Starbucks via Twitter is a graphic with Black Lives Matter shirt signs for the company’s new t-shirts. Starbucks announced Friday, June 12, 2020, that it is creating its own Black Lives Matter shirt that will soon be sent to more than 250,000 store partners for employees to wear if they choose. The move comes after the coffee chain reportedly banned employees from wearing Black Lives Matter gear.(Starbucks via AP)AP
Starbucks is creating its own Black Lives Matter shirt for employees to wear if they choose. The move comes after the coffee chain reportedly banned employees from wearing Black Lives Matter gear.
The T-shirt depicts protest signs with phrases including “Black Lives Matter,” “Speak Up” and “Time for Change.” One sign shows a raised black fist. “It’s not a moment, it’s a movement,” the shirt reads.
Social media blew up over news reports that Starbucks had told employees in a memo they couldn’t wear Black Lives Matter shirts or other paraphernalia because it might be used to amplify divisiveness. Protests have been erupting around the globe over the death of George Floyd in the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, Black Lives Matter – Revolution Movement Unisex T-Shirt which has in turn re-energized the Black Lives Matter movement.