Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Settle For $1 Each, City Promises Them $200k Program For Entrepreneurs
The two black men who were arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each Wednesday and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. As previously reported, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson made headlines on April 12th when they were arrested and some suggested that they were racially profiled.
They were led away in handcuffs after the manager called police, saying the men refused to buy anything or leave. After spending hours in jail, they were released and no charges were filed.
The men said they were waiting for a business meeting about a potential real estate deal.
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson came to Philadelphia to personally apologize. He also announced Starbucks stores would close May 29 for training on bias.
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