Two African American men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last month have reached a settlement with the city and secured its commitment to a pilot program for young entrepreneurs.
Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson chose not to pursue a lawsuit against the city, Mike Dunn, a spokesman from the Mayor’s Office, told The Washington Post. Instead, they agreed to a symbolic payment of $1 each and asked the city to fund $200,000 for a grant program for high school students aspiring to become entrepreneurs.Wow. I doff my hat, raise a glass, and salute you, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson. You took a thoroughly sucky situation and turned it into something positive. You've restored my faith in humanity.