In the wake of the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Filando Castile at the hands of police officers, Starbucks customers have found a way to raise awareness for Black Lives Matter.
As first seen by BuzzFeed, people have been putting giving their names on their Starbucks orders as #BlackLivesMatter.
Photographer Lex Cross first came up with the idea on July 7:
Since Cross posted about it on Facebook, it’s gone viral. Many others have followed suit.
So I work at Starbucks and most of the orders names are Black Lives Matter
— Crystal Blackman (@KeriBerri_) July 12, 2016
LMAO I TOLD THEM MY NAME IS BLACK LIVES MATTER AT STARBUCKS & THEY YELLED IT & THIS GUY RAN ACROSS THE STORE & GAVE ME A FAT HUG IM SO HAPPY
— pussymon (@mxdkays) July 12, 2016
Someone posted an Instagram video of a barista calling out a “Black Lives Matter” order:
“I figured that would be a good way to get at least one person to say #BlackLivesMatter and a few people to hear it,” he told BuzzFeed News.
This is his small way of changing the world just a little bit, or at least “mak[ing] it think a little.”
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