Leftist Feminist Now Calling for Starbucks Boycott ... Because of the Jews


Starbucks has spent decades carefully catering to a left-leaning clientele, both with its product offerings and its corporate outlook.

It took one very long week for that to come crashing down in a major way.

First came the infamous video of two black men being arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks because they were waiting for a business associate and the manager — a dedicated SJW, it must be noted for the record — refused to let them use the bathroom.

That was bad enough. Then, in Atlanta, one Starbucks outlet had a bit of a #metoo moment when a hidden camera was found in the bathroom. Police are still investigating the incident, including the footage that was downloaded from the device.

Now, a controversial liberal leader is calling for a boycott of the coffee chain because of its ties with the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish organization.

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According to the National Review, Starbucks had contracted with the Anti-Defamation League after the arrest video to conduct anti-bias training among its employees.

Tamika Mallory, a Women’s March leader who has controversially maintained ties with notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, called for a boycott of the chain because of the fact that they were working with a Jewish group.

“So you are aware, Starbucks was on a decent track until they enlisted the Anti Defamation League to build their anti-bias training,” Mallory tweeted last week.

“The ADL is CONSTANTLY attacking black and brown people. This is a sign that they are tone deaf and not committed to addressing the concerns of black folks. Be clear about what’s happening here!”

The post was appended with the hashtag #boycottstarbucks.

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As for the ADL’s history of “attacking black and brown people,” it’s hardly a racist organization. In fact, one imagines Mallory’s belief that it is stems from, as National Review’s Jack Crowe puts it, the fact the ADL “was one of a number of Jewish organizations that criticized Mallory in February after she attended (Louis) Farrakhan’s speech at the Nation of Islam Convention. Farrakhan praised Mallory in the speech, which was replete with anti-Semitic conspiracies. Mallory has refused to condemn Farrakhan and has gone so far as to suggest that his words were justified because Jesus also made enemies of Jewish people.”

When it was pointed out that the NAACP would be involved in the anti-bias training, Mallory again tweeted that while elements would “fight to keep ADL etc in line … they never should have been enlisted in the first place.”

She then listed a group of Jewish organizations she believes would have been better suited to engage in the anti-bias training, although most presumably would not get the imprimatur of Farrakhan.

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There are several takeaways from this latest Starbucks-related kerfuffle, the most obvious of which is the fact that the left loves eating itself. The past week has pretty much been a circular firing squad with Starbucks as the condemned, blindfolded prisoner of political correctness. Instead of giving one of the most liberal companies in America the benefit of the doubt, the whole thing bore a striking resemblance to sharks reacting to chum.

The other takeaway — which is much more serious — is that bigotry on the left is not just alive and well, but getting worse.

The media has constantly regaled us with tales of the alt-right and white supremacist groups gaining in popularity. This should alarm everyone, and members of these groups are little more than human scum.

But that’s only half the story — and the fact is these political degenerates are much closer to the fringe left than either conservatives or libertarians.

Fascists and leftists both harbor intense racial animus — one side hates people of color, the other hates whites, and both aren’t fond of the Jews.

Both seek control over how others live their lives, both call for governments that advance their bigoted ideologies, and both want to force their way of life on everyone.

Conservatives and libertarians, by and large, prefer simply to be left alone and leave others alone. Americans shouldn’t fall into the “neo-Nazis are the other side of the spectrum from radical leftist” trap. They’re not. They’re the same, only with different objects of disdain.

Thankfully, given that the ADL is one of the oldest and most respected groups against racism in the history of the United States, it doesn’t seem that Mallory’s call for action is gaining much support.

However, it is illustrative of an extremely dangerous strain of thought in American politics. The Women’s March, after all, is one of the largest anti-Trump movements in the United States, and Mallory has been one of the highest-profile activists in it. Unlike alt-right trolls and white supremacists, however, this kind of thing doesn’t get any media attention. Mallory’s anti-Semitism is proof that needs to change.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Morristown, New Jersey
Catholic University of America
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