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Starbucks: Right Move and Emma Teitel

starbucks: From now on, all you have to do is walk into Starbucks and you are welcome to relieve yourself in one of its spacious stalls, according to Toronto Star. An open door bathroom policy is precisely the right move for Starbucks not just in an ethical sense but in a practical sense too, writes Emma Teitel. In fact, according to Howard Schultz, the executive chairman of the coffee mega chain, you don't have to purchase anything at the restaurant in order to use its facilities not a Unicorn Frappuccino, not a Cake Pop, not a Sous Vide Egg bite anybody know what that thing is and not even a Tall Blonde. Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo On the heels of yet another racist incident blowing up in the media this one in which two Black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks after asking to use the restroom and sitting down without purchasing anything Schultz announced a new policy, whereby pretty much anyone can use a Starbucks bathroom, paying customer or not. And in terms of the bathroom, we're going to have to make sure that we don't want to become a public bathroom, but we're going to make the right decision 100 per cent of the time and give people the key, because we don't want anyone at Starbucks to feel as if we are not giving access to you to the bathroom because you are less than. Read more Starbucks Canada to close stores for sensitivity training following the arrest of two Black men at a U.S. location Article Continued Below Black men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks settle for 200K program for young entrepreneurs Opinion Emma Teitel Harvey Weinstein's designer wife shouldn't have to wear his scandal In his own words, speaking in Washington D.C. this month The first thing we want to make sure is that regardless of your station in life, the colour of your skin, your sexual orientation, your gender, your ethnic background everyone is welcome at Starbucks. ( As reported in the news.