March 23, 2015
Jim Goad: Black People Don’t Drink Coffee
Jim Goad writes:
I’ve concocted a novel way that we—and by “we” I mean everyone except maybe Armenians and the occasional Kurd—could spur a serious “discussion” about race without having to say a word. I think we should petition Starbucks to open stores in both Ferguson and Selma. And they should commission photographers to snap a picture of each franchise from the same angle once a day…for five years. And then they should compile a time-lapse video of what happens to a tony white coffee chain when it opens its doors in a downscale black neighborhood.