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Starbucks will close more than 8,000 US stores on May 29 to conduct racial-bias education for employees

1 year 2 months 1 day ago Tuesday, April 17 2018 Apr 17, 2018 April 17, 2018 12:59 PM April 17, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - Starbucks says it will close its more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training to its nearly 175,000 workers.

The announcement comes after two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks store, sparking protests and calls for a boycott on social media.

Starbucks Corp. says the stores will be closed on the afternoon on May 29. Its corporate offices will also be closed at that time.

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