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Local Starbucks Stores Will Close Early Today for Racial Bias Training

Local Starbucks Stores Will Close Early Today for Racial Bias Training

Starbucks is following through on its promise to close more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the US for racial bias and diversity training on Tuesday afternoon.

While 8,000 Starbucks company-operated stores are closing for racial bias training, most of the 7,000 licensed stores like locations in grocery stores, hotels, college campuses and airports will likely remain open, according to the Seattle-based coffee giant.

The move comes after a Philadelphia Starbucks manager called police in April on two black men who were sitting inside the shop waiting for a friend without ordering anything.

The announcement follows a furore over the arrest of two African-American men at a Philadelphia Starbucks shop on April 12, which was followed by a public apology by the Starbucks CEO. The NY Times has reported that Starbucks has now changed its bathroom policies and is open for all. She said the goal is to create "more awareness of how bias works", and to give Starbucks employees tools to apply that awareness on the job.

A day after Starbucks closed more than 8,000 of its stores across the US for racial bias training, The Daily Show released its own take on what the company's training video may have looked like.

The chain said it wants all customers who come in "to feel welcome" and conducted a three-month review of its guidelines.

But its signs say "See you tomorrow" and these customers plan to be back. "If they don't take it that serious, I think that if they have to close down the store then that is something they have to do to get the message across", Rendon said outside her store on Lake Street in the Loop.

The curriculum Starbucks used to educate its employees is now available to the public.

"Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities". The voiceover says, "That is not who we aspire to be".

"What (Starbucks is) doing today- they're educating".

Workers will also pair off and discuss the question, "What makes me, me?"

Chris Tavares' expression soured as he considered going to Dunkin' Donuts for coffee instead of Starbucks, which was closed Tuesday afternoon as part of the chain's nationwide shutdown for racial-bias training.

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".

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