Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Reach A Settlement Agreement


Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson – the two Black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks while waiting for a friend – have reached a settlement agreement with the company. 

While the exact financial amount hasn’t been disclosed, Nelson and Robinson's records will be expunged and each will receive a symbolic $1. Also, the city promised to start a $200,000 youth entrepreneurship program. And finally, they’ll get their undergraduate education funded by the company 

The April 12thincident started a wave of protests after the men were hauled out in handcuffs for “trespassing” because they didn’t order anything. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson released a statement thanking the pair for their “willingness to reconcile” and “welcome the opportunity to begin a relationship with them to share learnings and experience.”

Source: New York Daily News

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