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Starbucks stops writing 'Race Together' on cups
Starbucks stops writing 'Race Together' on cups

The most controversial facet of Starbucks’ “Race Together” campaign — in which baristas wrote the words on customers’ cups to initiate conversations about race relations — has come to an end, the coffee company announced Sunday. Putting the phrase on cups was just a phase of the campaign and was always scheduled to last only a week, Chief Executive Howard Schultz said Sunday in an open letter to employees, adding that the overall initiative “is far from over.” In the coming months, he said, the Seattle-based coffee chain will continue efforts such as collaborating with USA Today to create “special sections” on race, fostering...

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