Unfortunately, we doubt a venti iced latte would help to quell the tension.
A cringeworthy moment ensued on Tuesday's All In With Chris Hayes when CBS Sunday Morning's Nancy Giles and culture commentator and DJ Jay Smooth were discussing race relations in context with the rampant criticism over Starbucks' #RaceTogether campaign.
The two made a number of valid points during their discussion (Smooth said Howard Schultz's "intensions seem noble" but is concerned whether the tough topic "can be addressed by having chats in coffee shops") but it was about five minutes into their chat when things got really awkward after an accidental stereotype was tossed around, perfectly illustrating the problems that can arise while discussing race.
After host Chris Hayes played a portion of Smooth's YouTube lecture, "How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist," Giles, in good-hearted nature, poked fun at the DJ. "I can't not tease Jay about the brotha way he was trying to talk with the rap music in the background," she said.