What the Starbucks Philadelphia Incident Reveals about Implicit Bias

Two men, peacefully sat waiting for their friend to arrive at a Rittenhouse Square Starbucks, were arrested. The manager of this Starbucks chose to call the Philadelphia Police Department which escalated into the viral video circulating social media.

These men’s crime? Nothing. Seriously. There is no backstory beyond that they were two men meeting…

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Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese is a writer & podcaster, featured in WIRED Magazine (Sept 2020) & I-D Magazine (Dec. 2021) She is based in Philadelphia.