Starbucks has indulged progressive and leftist political activists who come into their many coffee shops for cup of essential cappucino, espresso, or a simple Americano. Patrons have taken to giving their name as “Black Lives Matter,” for instance, which the Starbucks baristas must then call out once their orders are ready. 
 
 
Patrons at the coffee shop chain have frequently documented the experience, while at least one person posted on Twitter a photo that showed a cup with first drawn beneath the words “Black Lives Matter.” Clark Lewis tweeted, #Starbucks draws a fist on my cup that read #BlackLivesMatter. How cool was that.”
Another Starbucks patron actually posted a video of a barista calling out the name of the leftist organization that has been engaged in rioting and agitation across the country. There are even t-shirts available that sport a symbol resembling the Starbucks logo that say “Black Lives Matter.”
But all politics is not apparently equal at Starbucks. In a posting by a user using the handle "America First!" on Twitter, a patron posted a video that showed part of his exchange with a barista who had refused to call out the name “Trump” for his coffee order. Once the patron verifies that the barista will not call out “Trump,” the barista turned to a work-mate and asks him to call the police. The patron told him that he would contact Starbucks’ corporate office. Spero News could not determine what happened before or after the video.


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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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