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Starbucks changes bathroom rules after Philadelphia arrests

A photo of a Starbucks store in New York City
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Starbucks bathrooms will now be open to everyone after last month's controversial arrest of two African American men in Philadelphia.

Driving the decision: “We don’t want to become a public bathroom, but we’re going to make the right decision a hundred percent of the time and give people the key,” said Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz, per the AP. “We don’t want anyone at Starbucks to feel as if we are not giving access to you to the bathroom because you are less than.”