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A video of two black men in a Philadelphia being arrested has gone viral, and Twitter is outraged. The two men were waiting for a business associate to arrive on Thursday at a local Starbucks. The Starbucks staff called the police because the men had not ordered anything. Starbucks policy does”not allow nonpaying people from the public to come in and use the restroom.” The Philadelphia Police were told by employees that the men were trespassing and refused to leave but the other customers said the men were doing nothing wrong. As the men were arrested and walked out by police the associate they were waiting for arrived real estate developer Andrew Yaffe. The men were still taken into custody. Many viewers are saying that Starbucks is racist.Starbucks has since publicly apologized.Starbucks isn’t the first major chain to be accused of racial discrimination. In 1994 Denny’s had to pay a $54 million lawsuit and in 2004 Cracker Barrel had to pay $8.7 million lawsuit.