It's a way racists refer to us Latinos.
Pedro said he was hurt, felt bad, was insulted, and not just for him, but for everyone of Hispanic descent like him, even for African Americans. "Anyone who is Latino would be offended, too". He did not accept it.
According to Telemundo 52, when the patron, who has only been identified as "Pedro" submitted his order at the store on Tuesday, rather than writing his name, an employee opted to write "beaner", a derogatory term often used to refer to a person of Mexican descent.
When his co-worker contacted the store, the manager reportedly claimed that the cashier misheard Pedro when he told them his name for the order.
With less than two weeks to go before the coffee chain closes stores nationwide to educate its almost 175,000 workers on how not to discriminate against others, Starbucks (SBUX) this week found itself apologizing for doing just that.
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A spokesperson for Starbucks told INSIDER that "this kind of mistake is unacceptable".
Starbucks already planned to close all of its more than 8,000 US stores on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial bias training for employees after an April incident in which employees called police on two black men who were waiting for a business associate, asked to use the bathroom, and were told bathrooms were only for paying customers, USA Today reported.
Pedro was scheduled to meet with Starbucks representatives on Thursday. The man told the employee that his name was "Pedro", he said. "We asked for his forgiveness and we are working to correct this".
The coffee chain responded in a tweet saying that the incident was "not the welcoming experience we aim to provide".
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