Starbucks decided to stop their baristas writing “Race together” on customers’ cups in response to raging public criticism.
Totally apart from political, social, or racial dispute involved in this issue, I as a non-native English speaker, am not clear with the meaning of “#Race together” slogan, which should be obvious to most of all Anglo-Americans.
To me it looks like simply saying “Let’s join the race together.” What does it exactly mean? Does it mean "let’s join the race together" or "let's talk about race"? Why # is necessary before “Race together”? Is this line grammatically right? Is “Race together” a common English expression?
I'm asking this question purely from language point of view.