What Will Starbucks Employees Learn Today?

On Tuesday May 29th Starbucks will close down their approximately 8,000 locations for anti-bias training and about 175,000 Starbucks employees will attend.

Since many are wondering what exactly what will go down today, we've dug up the answer:

Employees at Starbucks stores and at its headquarters will receive training from a "tool kit" that will "focus on understanding prejudice and the history of public accommodations in the United States."  During the anti-bias training, Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz, CEO Kevin Johnson and rapper/actor Common will appear virtually at the chain’s locations. Employees will also be able to talk about their own personal experiences and watch a short film.

Starbucks also has said future training will address "all aspects of bias and experience." This anti-bias training on the heels of the coffee chain facing backlash after two black men were arrested for sitting in a store without ordering.

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