Starbucks to allow workers to wear Black Lives Matter attire, accessories

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 12th, 2020 2:28 pm

Last Updated Nov 30th, 2020 at 10:43 am

Starbucks announced Friday that it would allow all workers to wear attire and accessories supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, walking back its previous stance, which received criticism across social media.

On Wednesday, Buzzfeed reported Starbucks would prohibit its employees from wearing Black Lives Matter clothing, saying it could lead to misunderstanding and violence.

Immediately following Buzzfeed's report, social media users called for boycotts of the popular coffee chain.

In response to the upheaval, Starbucks reversed its policy and is now making 250,000 shirts with a design that includes the phrases "Black Lives Matter" and "No Justice, No Peace" for workers in the U.S. and Canada to wear during their shifts.

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