Thursday, March 26, 2015

Starbucks CEO Meeting With Dontre Hamilton Family

Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO, is coming to Milwaukee to meet with the family of Dontre Hamilton.

From the Milwaukee Business Journal:

Starbucks chief executive officer Howard Schultz is coming to Milwaukee, meeting with the family of an unarmed man shot and killed by police in front of the coffee chain's Red Arrow Park location downtown.

A company spokeswoman said by email, "Howard Schultz is planning to meet with Dontre Hamilton’s family in Milwaukee. As this is a private conversation of the family, we are not sharing any additional details."

...Schultz's visit comes as the Seattle-based coffee chain embarks on its "Race Together" campaign, designed to stimulate conversation around race-related issues. The nationwide campaign has been the subject of criticism and even scorn since its debut last week. The company is hoping to get people in the U.S. to talk about race relations by holding employee forums and encouraging baristas to write "Race Together" on coffee cups.
So Schultz is continuing his "race together" mission by coming to Milwaukee.

I hope Schultz asks Nate Hamilton, Dontre's brother, about his incendiary remarks, casting Milwaukee police officers as pigs and murderers and racists.

NATE HAMILTON: We need to protect each other. We need to stop the violence in our communities, so we can get rid of these pigs that kill us.
Will Schultz meet with Milwaukee police officers while he's here?

Give them some free coffee?


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