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Starbucks Racial Slur: Drink Labeled 'Beaner,' Latino Customer Says

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Starbucks once again in the middle of racism accusations after a racial slur

The incident comes two weeks ahead of Starbucks' planned staff training on discrimination and other issues.

Starbucks faces new allegations of racism after a Latino man in California reportedly discovered a derogatory term on his coffee cup.

"Out of all the names they could've put on his coffees for "misunderstanding" him they decide to put 'beaner, '" Priscilla Hernandez told CNN.

The man, whose name is Pedro but asked that his last name not be used, gave an interview with Telemundo 52, where he said he ordered two cups of coffee at a Starbucks in La Cañada Flintridge and both beverages had the word "beaner" in the place of his name.

Pedro believes that the slur was written on objective as the barista called him by his name to let him know his drinks were ready, NBC4 reported.

The store offered Pedro a $50 gift card, which he declined.

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"I didn't accept it because it's like an insult overall", he said. "This is not the experience we want for our clients", the statement said.

"We have apologized to the customer directly and are working to make things right", it added.

Pedro's boss complained to the Starbucks corporate office saying that even if you couldn't understand "Pedro", there are many names you can put. "This kind of mistake is unacceptable, and we will take additional steps to assess what happened here and how our partners can be better". "Also, we are investigating the incident to ensure this will not be repeated".

Starbucks has been facing nationwide outrage after viral cellphone video showed two Black men at one of its locations in Philadelphia being arrested by police.

Starbucks locations across the country will close at the end of May for a "racial bias" training.

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