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Starbucks to Close 8,000 Stores for Racial-Bias Training to 175,00 Staffs in United States

Starbucks to Close 8,000 Stores for Racial-Bias Training to 175,00 Staffs in United States

Starbucks will close 8,000 stores in the United States on the afternoon of 29th May 2018 to conduct Racial-Bias Training to 175,00 staffs.  On 12th April 2018, 2 black men aged 23, were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for what could be racial discrimination.  They were waiting for a business meeting and were subsequently arrested, handcuffed from the Starbucks and spent a few hours in a jail cell.  A Starbucks employee have called the police when 2 men had not made any purchase, while waiting for a business meeting,  One of them had been the Philadelphia Starbucks customer for 8 years, since the age of 15.

” Starbucks to Close 8,000 Stores for Racial-Bias Training to 175,00 Staffs in United States “

Starbucks will be conducting racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in more than 8,000 stores in the United States on the afternoon of 29th May 2018.  The training will be provided to nearly 175,000 partners (employees) across the country, and will become part of the onboarding process.

Starbucks was founded in 1971, and has more than 25,000 stores around the world.

Source: Starbucks, The Guardian

 

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