A mass number of white people and companies are apologizing to black people.
The apologies have caused a record number of eye rolling, side eyeing and “nigga please” gifs throughout the black community. Personally, I love it. I love every white apology to black people, whether it’s sincere or not.
Like, I really don’t care about the apology. I could give two shits about the apology. But I do enjoy seeing white people sweat, and honestly, that’s all I ask. Just make em sweat a little bit. As Heath Ledger’s Joker once famously stated, “It’s about sending a message.”
Sorry, got off on a white apology tangent for a second. For those who don’t know, Starbucks is involved in some racist shit, once again (See black Starbucks customers being removed from store for, well, being black). This time, it came in the form of a “meant to be kept a secret” in-house corporate memo, prohibiting employees from sporting Black Lives Matter T-shirts and pins.
Well, this obviously didn’t set well with “post-woke” America, especially considering employees have been encouraged in the past to support other marginalized groups, like the LGBTQ+ community. What came next was a shit storm, which caused Starbucks to reach out to Drew Brees (OK, I’m lying here, but fuck it, let’s pretend that they did) and borrow one of his Black Lives Matter apologies.
It’s been reported that after Starbucks reached out to Drew Brees, Drew reiterated to Starbucks that they were JUST borrowing his apology, and he demanded that they give it back to them, just in case he says deaf-tone racist shit in the future. Starbucks obliged.
However, Starbucks unilaterally made track changes to the Drew Brees apology, adding that they produce a bazzillion Black Lives Matter t-shirts to be handed out to it’s employees.
Starbucks, of course, joined the new wave of corporations showing their support for Black Lives Matter on the outside, while not really fucking with Black Lives Mattering on the inside.
Nice t-shirts, doe..
Leslie McLemore writes about a lot of different shit for Black With No Chaser. He is also the Takeaway Kang and is the father of two beautiful girls, one of which gets on every nerve he has. The other one is sweet. So, you know, balance.
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