Two Men Arrested At Starbucks Settle For $200000 Youth Programme

Two Men Arrested At Starbucks Settle For $200000 Youth Programme

Two black men arrested in Starbucks have reached settlements with the U.S. coffee chain and the city of Philadelphia, which will endow a US$200,000 (S$260,000) fund to help young entrepreneurs, officials said on Wednesday (May 2).

Mr Robinson and Mr Nelson were arrested after a manager called police to complain that they had not made a purchase and refused to leave.

After spending hours in jail, they were released and no charges were filed.

The two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks struck a deal with the city for a whopping $2.

Starbucks has sought to fix damage to its image by apologising and ordering all its stores and corporate offices across the United States to close for an afternoon on May 29 to conduct "racial-bias education".

Police detain a man at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, in a picture grab obtained from a social media video.

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson decided not to sue the city for a wrongful arrest. They will work with the city and a non-profit organisation to fund a US$200,000 grant establishing a "pilot curriculum for public high school students to develop the skills necessary to pursue their dream of being entrepreneurs", city spokesman Mike Dunn said. "And Starbucks will continue to take actions that stem from this incident to fix and reaffirm our values and vision for the kind of company we want to be", CEO of Starbucks Kevin Johnson said in the statement.

"I am proud to have fixed the claims from the City inside this successful fashion", " Mayor Jim Kenney of Philadelphia mentioned in a statement.

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"This was an incident that evoked a lot of pain in our city", he continued.

Also, the two men will be given the opportunity to discuss their experience with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as part of the company's diversity efforts.

The worldwide coffee company will also give the men an opportunity to complete their bachelor's degrees with a fully funded scholarship through a Starbucks partnership with Arizona State University.

Philadelphia's police chief Richard Ross, who is himself African American, also publicly apologised, admitting he "failed miserably" with his initial response.

"We all recognise the importance of communication about differences and solutions, and that we will be measured by our action not words".

"I want to thank Donte and Rashon for their willingness to reconcile".

On April 12, Nelson and Robinson arrived 10 minutes early for a business meeting at a Starbucks in the Center City neighborhood of Philadelphia and wound up leaving the location in handcuffs.

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