"I felt humiliated, I felt enraged, I felt belittled."
A Muslim woman in the United States has formally filed a complaint after having a terrible Starbucks experience in a Target store in St. Paul, Minnesota. Apparently, a barista from the popular coffee chain wrote “ISIS” on her cup instead of her name.
The 19-year-old, who is only known as Aishah, reportedly ordered a beverage from the said location but was treated poorly by their staff. According to her, she wasn’t even done saying her name when the barista started writing on the cup. So we can all imagine her surprise when she later got her order.
In a media interview, Aishah shared:
“When I first received the drink I was in shock that in this day and age something like this could be written. I felt humiliated, I felt enraged, I felt belittled.”
Naturally, she felt was displeased with what happened she her name associated with the terrorist group. The cafe’s manager, however, said there wasn’t a problem with the barista since “people get their names wrong all the time.”
Eventually, Aishah was given another drink and a $25 gift card but she wants something more – get the barista and manager fired from their jobs. So she has filed a complaint against them.
As she told Sahan Journal, she got emotional over the incident especially now at a time when the public is pushing back against discrimination and injustice.
“All these protests and all these people who are using their voice for a change. To me, it felt like in that moment, we’re doing all of this for people who don’t even care, or who are going to look the other way,” she said.
Meanwhile, a representative from Target have apologized to Aishah and added that they have conducted investigations about the issue.
“We’re taking appropriate actions with the team member, including additional training, to ensure this does not occur again,” the spokesperson said.
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