- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The family of a Milwaukee man killed by a police officer is urging the CEO of Starbucks to continue the corporation’s efforts to spark discussions about racial inequality.

Dontre Hamilton’s family had a private meeting with Starbucks’ chief executive Howard Schultz Wednesday. Dontre Hamilton, who’s black, was fatally shot by Officer Christopher Manney, who’s white, outside a Starbucks in downtown Milwaukee last April. His death has sparked numerous demonstrations.

Hamilton’s brother, Nate Hamilton, said in a statement that they are grateful Schultz took time to come to Milwaukee to talk and express condolences. Hamilton says they talked about what efforts corporations can make toward fixing inequalities.

Starbucks recently launched an initiative called “Race Together” to generate discussions about diversity.


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