Starbucks closing for racial bias training

Starbucks closing for racial bias training

On Tuesday, however, the company-owned stores were closed so the firm's employees could participate in anti-bias training, a mandated session that resulted from a well publicized incident in Philadelphia in which police were called on two black customers who had asked to use the restroom.

A sign posted at a San Francisco store said the store would close at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and reopen at 5 a.m. Wednesday. There were nationwide protests and boycotts, and the city of Philadelphia also ended up settling with the men-the two got a symbolic $1 each, plus a promise of a $200,000 education program for young entrepreneurs.

It's unclear how the policy changes will play out, particularly between Starbucks and the homeless.

More than 100 company-operated Starbucks stores on Long Island will close early Tuesday for an afternoon of anti-bias training for workers, but all is not lost for Starbucks addicts. On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the company plans to close more than 8,000 stores nationwide to conduct anti-bias training, a move meant to show how serious the company is about living up to its now tarnished image as a neighborhood hangout where all are welcome.

That follows comments from Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz said he didn't want people to feel "less than" if they were refused access.

What happened last month in Philadelphia?

"And Starbucks will continue to take actions that stem from this incident to fix and reaffirm our values and vision for the kind of company we want to be".

To our Starbucks partners: I want to thank you for your participation today and for the wonderful work you do every day to make Starbucks a third place for millions of customers.

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"We all have differences with one another, but right now the picture is a lot bigger", Jones said.

"Our bias training is part of Target's commitment to making sure our team can learn and build skills that will benefit them, and in turn, help us create a welcoming and inclusive experience for our shoppers", the Minneapolis-based company said.

Perception executive director Alexis McGill Johnson told Associated Press that the aim of anti-bias training is not to "say you're a bad person because you have a stereotype about a group, but say this is why your brain may have these stereotypes".

"I do feel like it is something that you can't teach someone", customer, Laasia Payne said.

"I support what they're doing", he said.

"It doesn't make sense for me to have to be like 'Oh my gosh, this is how I'd treat Rebecca and this is how I should also treat Susan, ' but when it comes to how you treat me its totally different", Hornes said.

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