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According to Nell Irvin Painter, White people don’t even have to do anything to be guilty of “enacting American whiteness.” Perhaps Shannon Phillips was unconsciously guilty of an anti-black assault by being the White regional manager of the store?
“A white former regional manager for Starbucks alleges in a lawsuit that she was a victim of racial discrimination when the coffee giant fired her after the arrests of two black men in a Philadelphia store last year sparked local and national outrage.
In the suit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey, Shannon Phillips alleges she was a 13-year employee of Starbucks, overseeing stores in southern New Jersey, the Philadelphia area, Delaware and parts of Maryland, when employees at a Philadelphia store called 911 in April 2018 to say two black men were trespassing. …
About a month after the arrests, Phillips was ordered to suspend one of her subordinates, a white 15-year employee, who was a Starbucks manager but had nothing to do with the arrests or the store where they occurred, the suit says. The manager who was responsible for the store, who is black, was not penalized.
Her bosses told her that nonwhite employees at the store whose manager they wanted her to suspend had been paid less than white employees. Phillips objected, pointing out that store managers have nothing to do with determining salaries, which are set by a different division of the company, according to the lawsuit.
The next day, Phillips was fired, with managers telling her “the situation is not recoverable.”
“Weeks after the arrests and surrounding media coverage, [Starbucks] took steps to punish white employees who had not been involved in the arrests, but who work in and around the city of Philadelphia, in an effort to convince the community that it had properly responded to the incident,” the lawsuit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey alleges. …”
The actual store manager where the incident took place in Philadelphia was black and he wasn’t fired. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was sick to his stomach though. Firing this woman who had nothing to do with the incident was a healing moment and a response to systemic racism. He also closed all Starbucks store to conduct racial bias training.
How many people are there out there like Shannon Phillips who have had their careers destroyed over this absurd bullshit in Two Minute Hates? How many people are out there who resent living under our present racial caste system which is based on anti-whiteness?