Starbucks reverses course, will let employees wear Black Lives Matter apparel

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Starbucks on Friday said it would allow baristas to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts and accessories, amid growing backlash over an internal bulletin that said letting employees do so would violate company policy. 

In a letter posted to Starbucks’ social media accounts on Friday, three executives said the company was reversing course on its decision to ban employees from wearing apparel supporting the movement. 

The company is designing its own “Black Lives Matter” t-shirts “to demonstrate our allyship and show we stand together in unity,” the letter said.