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Common Narrates Video for Starbucks' Day of Racial Bias Training

Common Narrates Video for Starbucks' Day of Racial Bias Training

"They really need to commit". The curriculum was developed through collaboration with representatives from the Equal Justice Initiative, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Anti-Defamation League and other organizations.

"We realize that four hours of training is not going to solve racial inequity in America or anyone coming into our stores who may have a problem", Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz told CNN. "May 29 isn't a solution, it's a first step".

Team members broke into small groups to talk about their own experience and watched a film about bias. They were asked to leave and eventually arrested. While a number of the videos featured the perspectives of people of color - and particularly African-Americans - Jason wrote in a message to TIME that "there were times where I felt they missed the mark".

"I found out things about people that I've worked with a lot that I didn't know", said Carla Ruffin, a NY regional director at Starbucks, who took the training earlier Tuesday and was made available by the company to comment on it. "I just thought that was pretty impactful, that people from such diverse backgrounds, different ages, that it was all in middle school".

Selena Thorng, who was also in the drive-through, said she's not convinced an afternoon of training is the answer. "Also I think (Starbucks is) fighting this idea that, "Oh, we don't want people rolling their eyes saying '"this is mandatory training."'" The training wasn't mandatory but most baristas were expected to attend".

That's how visitors to the Starbucks on Marietta Square felt Tuesday after a sign on the door told them to come back tomorrow. One of my employees could have a bad day, say something weird, something happens and somebody videotapes it.

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The department said a suspect had been taken into custody . "It's just a shock he would do something like that", Stonebraker said. Barnes said the police would not discuss any info about the victims. " The name and age of the suspect were not released".

"They didn't handle it well in that store". Participating stores will close around 2 p.m.to 3 pm, local time. But she said Perception's workshops typically include mental exercises to show participants how bias creeps into situations.

The closure of the stores could mean millions lost in revenue while they train almost 175,000 employees.

He said he thinks the racial bias training is, "a gesture that is one of good will, one that will ensure that they are trying to do right by their customers".

Starbucks said it plans to share its training content with anyone interested.

One man was denied access to the restroom, and then the police were called because a manager says both men were trespassing after not purchasing anything. After police arrived they arrested the two men.

Video of the arrests were posted on social media, triggering protests, boycott threats and debate over racial profiling, or what's been dubbed "retail racism". That included the earlier, widely ridiculed attempt to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write "Race Together" on coffee cups. Sharma said Starbucks' effort is to be commended - as long as it is not "one-and-done".

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"That explains it", Boyd said of the additional business at the downtown shop. She said that should happen only when there is a provocation or danger.

Starbucks is open every day of the year, though it may sometimes alter its hours at varying locations for certain holidays. A session can include personal reflections, she said, such as, "I was socialized to think about a group this way".

Calvin Lai, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, said diversity training can have mixed effects. Dr. Sharma, who was not involved in the Starbucks training, said only over time will the training's efficacy be able to be judged.

What's next? More trainings will follow, though it's unclear if stores will be closed again.

"We've got to hold Starbucks accountable and we hold our political officials accountable, any businesses that we support and we hold ourselves accountable".

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