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Former Manager Sues Starbucks, Accuses Them of Discriminating Against White Employees


A former manager is suing Starbucks, claiming the company discriminated against her and other white employees while dealing with the aftermath of the controversial arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia store.

Shannon Phillips worked as a regional director for Starbucks in April 2018 when the arrests of Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson sparked a national outcry. Nelson and Robinson, who were both 23 at the time, were arrested while sitting at a Rittenhouse Starbucks waiting for a business meeting.

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