Starbucks to close 8,000 stores across US to give staff ‘racial-bias’ training after two black men were arrested for sitting down without ordering

Starbucks to close 8,000 stores across US to give staff ‘racial-bias’ training after two black men were arrested for sitting down without ordering

Stores across the country are due to be closed for several hours next month. The move by the high street chain that was founded in 1971 comes after two black men were arrested at a store in Philadephia over sitting down without…

Starbucks to close 8,000 stores for racial bias training

Starbucks to close 8,000 stores for racial bias training

Starbucks announced Tuesday that it plans to close more than 8,000 stores for an afternoon next month to conduct racial bias training. The announcement comes days after two innocent black men were arrested in a Philly store for refusing to leave while…

Starbucks has a latte to learn

Starbucks has a latte to learn

Maybe Starbucks should do a little less preaching and a little more practicing. In 2015, the java giant launched a clueless and condescending campaign called “Race Together,’’ in which baristas were instructed to scrawl that inane slogan on cups, in spots where…

Dramatic moment Starbucks cafe is shut down after protesters burst in chanting 'Starbucks coffee is anti-black!'

Dramatic moment Starbucks cafe is shut down after protesters burst in chanting 'Starbucks coffee is anti-black!'

The group who temporarily occupied the Philadelphia branch, where two black men were arrested, held banners which read: "End Stop and Frisk", at around 7.30am on Monday. One protester, reading the following words off his mobile chanted: "Starbucks coffee is anti-black. "A whole lot of…

Starbucks boycott – worldwide protest calls after two black men are ARRESTED for sitting down without making an order

Starbucks boycott – worldwide protest calls after two black men are ARRESTED for sitting down without making an order

Mobile phone footage appears to show the men being handcuffed and frogmarched out of the store in Philadelphia, US. Outraged customers took to Twitter with the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks as they accused the chain's employees of racially profiling the men who were waiting…

Starbucks boss set to personally apologise to the two black men arrested while sitting in coffee shop

Starbucks boss set to personally apologise to the two black men arrested while sitting in coffee shop

Police said Starbucks employees called to say the men were trespassing. The incident prompted accusations of racism on social media. Chief exec Kevin Johnson said the firm “stands firmly against discrimination or racial profiling”. He wants to meet with the men to…