US News Starbucks to Shut Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Training After Arrests

22:55  17 april  2018
22:55  17 april  2018 Source:   nytimes.com

Starbucks apologizes after viral video shows cops in a Philadelphia store arresting 2 black men who witnesses say 'didn't do anything'

  Starbucks apologizes after viral video shows cops in a Philadelphia store arresting 2 black men who witnesses say 'didn't do anything' Twitter/@missydepino Starbucks faced intense backlash on Saturday after a viral video showed police arresting two black men in a Philadelphia store, while bystanders argued the men "didn't do anything."The video, posted by Twitter user Melissa DePino, shows several police officers handcuffing the two men and leading them out of the store, while one person who said he was meeting the two men repeatedly asks, "What did they do?"

Starbucks said on Tuesday it would close more than 8,000 of its stores in the United States on May 29 to conduct racial - bias training for nearly 175,000 employees. The move comes amid an outcry prompted by the arrests of two

Announcement to train 175,000 workers on 29 May comes after arrest of two black men in Philadelphia for ‘trespassing’.

a group of people standing in front of a building: Kenyatta Johnson, a Philadelphia city councilman, outside the Starbucks store in the city where two black men were arrested last week. © Mark Makela/Reuters Kenyatta Johnson, a Philadelphia city councilman, outside the Starbucks store in the city where two black men were arrested last week.

Starbucks said on Tuesday it would close more than 8,000 of its stores in the United States on May 29 to conduct racial-bias training for nearly 175,000 employees.

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The move comes amid an outcry prompted by the arrests of two African-American men at a Starbucks location in Philadelphia last week.

a store front at day: Clergy leaders staging a protest this week at the store where the arrests occurred. © Mark Makela/Reuters Clergy leaders staging a protest this week at the store where the arrests occurred. “I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” Kevin R. Johnson, the company’s chief executive, said in a statement announcing the training.

Starbucks boss to apologise over black mens' arrests

  Starbucks boss to apologise over black mens' arrests Starbucks' CEO is to "offer a face-to-face apology" after two black men were arrested while waiting for a friend in one of the chain's coffee shops.Starbucks' CEO is to "offer a face-to-face apology" after two black men were arrested while waiting for a friend in one of the chain's coffee shops.

Starbucks will close more than 8,000 US stores for an afternoon of racial bias training after the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia branch triggered claims of discrimination. Almost 175,000 workers will go through training on May 29

Coffee chain Starbucks is to close more than 8,000 company-owned branches in the US for an afternoon next month to carry out " racial - bias " training . The aim is to prevent discrimination in Starbucks stores . The move comes after the firm had to to apologise over last week's arrest of two

The two men were arrested after asking to use the restroom in the shop. An employee refused their request, because the men had not bought anything, according to officials. The men sat down and were asked to leave, and an employee eventually called the police. The prosecutor’s office in Philadelphia reviewed the case and declined to pursue charges against the men because of “a lack of evidence that a crime was committed,” according to a spokesman.

The employee who called the police is no longer employed by Starbucks, the company confirmed on Monday.

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police .
Two black men whose arrest at a Starbucks in Philadelphia has triggered a furor over racial profiling say they are pushing for changes to make sure that what they went through doesn't happen to anyone else.PHILADELPHIA — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.

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