The First Piece of Original Content From Starbucks Is Kind of Racist

September 7, 2016

A Christian and a Muslim walk into an Islamic cultural center

Starbucks just launched its first original series, called Upstanders, focused on people who, according to a tagline, “stand up” instead of standing by. The idea is good — it “aims to inspire Americans to engage in acts of compassion, citizenship and civility” — and then you read the first story. “The Mosque Across the Street” is, essentially, a tale about a pastor who bravely overcomes his own racism.

The series, a press release stated, focuses on “people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities.” Starbucks chairman