May 29, 2018 - Starbucks is closing more than 8,000 U.S. stores for a few hours today to conduct anti-bias training in the company's latest step to deal with the fallout over the arrest of two black men at one of its shops in Philadelphia.
After the incident last month, the coffee chain's leaders apologized and met with the men but also scheduled an afternoon of training for 175,000 employees.
"We still aspire to be a place where everyone feels welcome,” Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz said in an open letter Tuesday. He said the instruction will become part of how Starbucks trains all its workers.
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