Starbucks starts closing for anti-bias training

Posted at 1:57 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 16:57:48-04

Turning away customers looking for an afternoon jolt of caffeine, Starbucks shops across the U.S. have begun closing up early to hold training for employees on recognizing hidden prejudices.
The Tuesday meetings are part of the coffee chain’s effort to deal with the outcry over the arrest of two black men last month for sitting in a Philadelphia Starbucks without buying anything.
After the incident, the company’s leaders apologized and met with the men, and scheduled an afternoon of training for 175,000 employees at more than 8,000 U.S. stores.