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I’m not boycotting Starbucks,
My Starbucks is fine.

I’ve experienced more racism
From my own kind.

Boycott Starbucks for what?!

George Zimmerman is alive,
Yet them stray bullets hit them children in the corner store while they were waiting in line.

Starbucks has been offering tuition reimbursements and health coverage to part-time employees for years.

Part-time Government employees do not receive benefits,
Black Owned Businesses openly state they hate doing business with Black People,
Yet, I’m supposed stop going Starbucks in view of the fact of one individual’s ignorance?
Dafuq outta here.

Starbucks fosters inclusion and community,
My Starbucks gives the neighborhood an extra shot of good;
Nah, I’m not boycotting Starbucks,
My Starbucks is fine.

My Starbucks creates a culture of belonging.
My Starbucks is more than a cup of joe in the morning.
My Starbucks is an atmosphere, those other coffee shops are boring.

Don’t get me wrong. What happened at that Starbucks left me utterly appalled.

The electoral college abandoned all common sense,
We got an idiot in the White House eschewing diplomacy – dispersing hate
And I have yet to see subsequent remedial measures to repudiate the President from any of y’all.

How you gon’ accept the Buy Black Challenge,
When you couldn’t stand with Kap?
Take that – take that – take that;
I know it’s a hard pill to swallow,
Better Venti – Grande – Tall.
Oh you mad
‘Cause two innocent Black Men were arrested?
Yet you’re happy because Black Panther is still doing numbers.
I know I’m different,
I’m mad ‘cause Black Panthers are still doing numbers.
Social media got y’all woke?
Nah, y’all sleep walking.
Hashtag this, hashtag that, keep talking.
I did not lose no sleep over this Starbucks issue,
We got bigger issues.
This chump is talking about building a wall
And our Freedom Fighters are still behind the wall.
Flint still got dirty water
But the hashtag ain’t trending now
So y’all forget about that water crisis thing in Michigan now.
Nah, I’m not boycotting Starbucks,
I can’t with y’all.

@StevieStreets #poem | Not My Starbucks