Starbucks recently put up posters in their French stores warning customers to watch their valuables and not "let pickpockets spoil your moment of relaxation at Starbucks." While the posters might seem innocuous enough, the French organization SOS Racisme has cried foul and charged the chain with racism.
The group claims that the poster which features a dark skinned man surrounded by arrows pointing to various items like a cell phone or backpack insinuates that people of color are thieves. The chain pulled the posters but pointed out that there is a duplicate poster that features a white woman with the same arrows to valuables. The duo aren't thieves, according to Starbucks, they're customers.
What do you think? Are the posters racist? Or is this a case of the PC police run amuck?