Starbucks Fires Back at Unfair Criticism Over Refugee Hiring Initiative

February 2, 2017

Opponents say the chain ought to be hiring veterans instead — something it already does

Starbucks has once again found itself the target of criticism from conservatives — but this time the famously progressive Frappuccino slinger is being attacked for all the wrong reasons, and the chain isn’t taking it sitting down.

In response to the Trump administration’s hastily implemented (and arguably unconstitutional) immigration ban, Starbucks founder Howard Schultz announced Monday in a letter that the company will hire 10,000 refugees in the next five years. This move didn’t sit well with a vocal group of Trump supporters, who claim Starbucks