Starbucks, Employers and Political Ideologies

Starbucks reverses its stance and will now let baristas wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ apparel

My stance on this. Starbucks did have the right to disallow it on their premises during work hours. If however, they had disallowed attending protests off hours off premises, I would have a problem like that. Employers shouldn’t police political ideologies. Which is far different than say policing someone who posts low brow gutter jokes online about say a racial group, but that’s not a political ideology, that’s a poor communication style.

Racial slurs and low brow comments are not political ideologies, they’re poor communication styles. But I do believe termination over ideological leanings should be illegal and should be condemned harshly – whether liberal or conservative or something else. Zero tolerance.