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Coffee shop at center of controversy cuts ties with Duke
Days after two workers were fired from a coffee shop on the Duke University campus when a university administrator complained about rap music at the store, the store's owner said Friday he plans to close the operation altogether.
A 'disturbing trend': Duke president issues statement following coffee shop firing
Three days after two baristas were fired from a coffee shop on Duke University's campus, President Vincent Price issued a statement linking that clash of cultures - a Duke vice president was offended by rap lyrics playing over the coffeeshop sound system - to other recent racially-tinged incidents on campus, saying they illustrate a "disturbing trend."
Rapper whose song sparked Duke coffee shop firing tweets response
Last week, a Duke University official walked into a campus coffee shop and was bothered by the music he heard coming from the speakers. This week, the two baristas who were working that day are no longer employed with the shop.