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Starbucks to close May 29 for racial-bias training

Staff Writer | April 17, 2018
Starbucks says it will close its more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training to its nearly 175,000 workers.
Starbucks to close
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The announcement comes after two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks store, sparking protests and calls for a boycott on social media.

Starbucks Corp. says the stores will be closed on the afternoon on May 29. Its corporate offices will also be closed at that time.

Starbucks says CEO Kevin Johnson met with the two black men who were arrested in a Philadelphia store last week.

Johnson, who called the arrests "reprehensible," had said that he wanted to apologize to the men face-to-face.


 

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