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After Starbucks, it's Dunkin' Donuts' turn for some serious racial sensitivity training. Is a non-racist coffee and donut too much to ask for in America?
After Starbucks caused an uproar this April, when an employee called the cops on two black men who were there for a business meeting, Dunkin' Donuts has angered its customers with a racist sign at a Baltimore outlet.
"If you hear any of our staff SHOUTING in a language other than ENGLISH Please call 443-415-7775 immediately with the name of the employee to receive a coupon for FREE Coffee and a pastry," read the signboard.
Seriously, Dunkin'? Free goodies for being racist?
Interestingly, all Starbucks employees had to go through a day-long racial bias training last month, after the shameful arrest of the two black men, which sparked protests all over America.
Maybe Dunkin' could also use some of that training, too. Tweeple agree with us.
As per latest reports though, after being lambasted for its racist schemes, the outlet has removed the signboard. Dunkin' Donuts spokesperson Brynn Sandy spoke to Buzzfeed about the scheme.
"The manager posted the sign based on her own personal judgment to ensure that the franchise's standards are being met. While her intent was to address a customer service and satisfaction issue, the franchise determined the manager's approach was inappropriate and confirmed the sign has been removed,” Sandy told Buzzfeed.