Gutfeld: Starbucks 'Race Together' Campaign Is About CEO's 'Venti' Ego
Greg Gutfeld tonight took on Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s plans to have employees discuss race with customers.
“The Five” co-host said it’s such a bad idea that even Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – who likes Schultz – says the idea could lead to fights. Still, Abdul-Jabbar thinks the plan is brave.
“But it's not brave to force employees to chat up potentially unstable strangers about race,” Gutfeld said. “Schultz put his workers in a dangerous position, one that he'd never assume for himself.”
Gutfeld said that outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder was right about cowardice and race, but wrong on who the cowards are.
“The cowards are those who won’t admit that widespread victim status hurts minorities, that smearing everyone as subconsciously racist invites corrosive division, that mocking other black voices – be they Juan Williams, Walter Williams, Shelby Steele or Thomas Sowell – is a sign of weakness, that white liberals' lowered expectations hurt blacks,” Gutfeld said.
According to Gutfeld, this is the dialogue America should be having, but it’s not the one that Schultz wants.
“The only one he wants starts and ends with, ‘Wow, you're so brave, Mr. Schultz.’ ‘Cause this is all about his ego, which only comes in one size: venti,” Gutfeld said.