Starbucks reacts to Philadelphia arrest

You saw the video showing Philadelphia police asking two black men to leave Starbucks, and then arresting the men for trespassing, right?

Starbucks saw it, too.

  • On May 29, Starbucks will close 8,000 stores for an afternoon of “racial-bias education” training.
  • Recently, there’s a lot of talk about implicit bias in police officers, who may unconsciously allow bias to influence their actions and decisions, and there has been some effort at bias-training. While this afternoon of training for Starbucks employees may be a good first first step, it probably won’t eradicate the problem.
  • NBC news reports that more than 400 studies have shown that current training techniques don’t consistently change behavior.


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