​The two black men who were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, have accepted a symbolic settlement of $1 and a promised $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs.

Their April 12 arrest sparked massive protests at the coffee chain around the country. 

Last month, Robinson and Nelson visited a Starbucks in the wealthy Philadelphia neighborhood of Rittenhouse Square. According to their statements and ​The New York Times they were waiting to meet with a third man about a potential business opportunity. 

At some point they were asked to either buy something or leave. When they refused, the manager called the police which lead to their arrest. They were released later without any charges. 

The massive coffee chain found itself at the center of a massive racially charged protest as a result. In response, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson traveled to Philadelphia to personally apologize to Robinson and Nelson. 

Now, the two men and their lawyers have reached an agreement with the city. They will each receive one dollar and the promise of a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs in the city's public schools. 

Robinson told ​The Associated Press

"We thought long and hard about it and we feel like this is the best way to see that change that we want to see. It's not a right-now thing that's good for right now, but I feel like we will see the true change over time."


Nelson and Robinson's move has been applauded on Twitter.

Rolling Stone senior writer Jamil Smith praised the action as "smart" and "vital."

Conservative personality Wayne Dupree had similar sentiments.

Others, such as Tariq Nasheed, were skeptical of the settlement.

It should be noted that this agreement is with the city of Philadelphia. Starbucks has reached a separate settlement with the two men, according to ​The Independent