Presidential candidate Howard Schultz was heavily criticized online for the views on racial issues that he revealed during a Tuesday night town hall meeting on CNN.
The white billionaire attempted to defend Starbucks' handling of a racial profiling scandal.
"I didn't see color as a young boy and I honestly don't see color now," he claimed.
The internet was shocked by his comments. Here is some of what people were saying:
@yashar Does he realize that "I don't see color" was a "The Colbert Report" running gag?— brad heinauer (@brad heinauer)1550030797.0
Schultz: "I didn't see color as a young boy and I honestly don’t see color now" https://t.co/ie2kFXfkU6— Harry Siegel (@Harry Siegel)1550032820.0
@HowardSchultz states he doesn’t see color at #SchultzTownHall.The moment we believe we’re above the biases inheren… https://t.co/j1nWajDXUj— alexandra (@alexandra)1550031041.0
@yashar https://t.co/e0rds6Bn3g— Maura Daly (@Maura Daly)1550030294.0
“I don’t see color” is quite possibly the worst answer that ANYONE can give on race. #SchultzTownHall— Matthew Mollinedo (@Matthew Mollinedo)1550030437.0
@BettyduzDallas @yashar Absolutely! If you don’t see color; you don’t see me. The coffee guy doesn’t see color...🤨— 👸🏽 Lanyiadr 💗💚✨💅🏽 (@👸🏽 Lanyiadr 💗💚✨💅🏽)1550030882.0
@thehill If you don’t see color, that explains why you don’t see discrimination against people of color. See color.— Asking 4 Proletariat (@Asking 4 Proletariat)1550032175.0
@RealSaavedra @yashar "I don't see color" That's your privilege, white guy #SchultzTownHall— John Sheehan (@John Sheehan)1550030639.0
#HowardSchultz says he doesn't see color. Ok, we are done here. Next candidate. #SchultzTownHall— Kobby Amoah (@Kobby Amoah)1550030171.0
did howard REALLY just use the racist “i don’t see color” line? i didn’t think this dumpster fire could get worse.… https://t.co/Yrz9sTnZBC— Tim Silver (@Tim Silver)1550030106.0
@yashar What a coincidence! I don't see his name on the ballot.— Davin Wood (@Davin Wood)1550030255.0
#HowardSchultz just a said he can’t see color. Honestly the worst sound bite tomorrow on #SchultzTownHall that’s go… https://t.co/AZaNGx6KDL— Benjamin Gaddis (@Benjamin Gaddis)1550030082.0
@yashar Well, I see red.— John Sipher (@John Sipher)1550030287.0
@thehill He doesn’t see actual policy proposals either, so at least he’s got that going for him.— Steven Dykstra (@Steven Dykstra)1550032297.0
@bizwiz1980 @yashar It's dishonest, and it totally negates the lived experiences of POC.— David Lytle (@David Lytle)1550030332.0
@yashar Ironic that someone who consumes that much caffeine is so unwoke.— Jeremy Dietz 🐘🦦🐱🦉🦏 (@Jeremy Dietz 🐘🦦🐱🦉🦏)1550030212.0
Howard Schultz sees no color. 👀 In 2019, he basically just said All Lives Matter. Gross. #SchultzTownHall— 🌹 (@🌹)1550030074.0
Howard Schultz: "I didn’t see color as a young boy and I honestly don’t see color now" https://t.co/M1oRFlBO2m… https://t.co/ZgJNpPNDik— CNN Politics (@CNN Politics)1550031407.0