Rather than scowl at Schultz for his attempt to further the dialogue around race, we should admire and congratulate him for his tenacity. Starbucks and its partner USA Today have launched an important and courageous initiative that deserves praise, not scorn.
It is a simple concept. Sell a pair of shoes today, give a pair of shoes tomorrow. “Shoes for a Better Tomorrow” quickly became “Tomorrow’s Shoes” which then settled into TOMS, with a simple and powerful promise — a better tomorrow.