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The black men arrested at Starbucks just did something incredible

The black men arrested at Starbucks just did something incredible
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Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson have now settled with the city of Philadelphia after they were arrested at a local Starbucks for sitting in the cafe without ordering anything, reports the Chicago Tribune. The April 12th incident reminded many just how much racial profiling is alive in America. But the two men have announced that they wanted some good to come from the incident. So instead of suing the city for compensation, they have agreed to settle for $1 each–and the promise that the city will provide $200,000 for a young entrepreneurs program. Announcing the deal, Robinson said:

“We thought long and hard about it and we feel like this is the best way to see that change that we want to see. It’s not a right-now thing that’s good for right now, but I feel like we will see the true change over time.”

The entrepreneur program will be for public high school students in Philadelphia. With it, Nelson says he now considers the incident as a case of being at “the wrong place at the right time because of the outcome that can come out of it.”

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