May 29, 2018

Starbucks shuts 8,000 US stores for race training

Coffee chain Starbucks has shut all 8,000 company-owned branches in the US for an afternoon to carry out "Racial bias" training. The move comes after the firm had to apologise over last month's arrest of two black men who were waiting to meet someone in a Starbucks in Philadelphia. Starbucks cafes shut across the US at about 14:00 local time. At the same time, about 6,000 licensed Starbucks cafes will remain open at airports and grocery stores. Young black entrepreneurs Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were waiting in a local Starbucks to meet someone and had not bought anything when the store manager called police.

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