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Starbucks to Close More Than 8,000 Stores for 1-Day Anti-Racial Bias Training

HeadlineApr 18, 2018

Starbucks says it will close more than 8,000 stores nationwide for a one-day anti-racial bias training, in response to protests and boycott threats after two black men being arrested inside a Philadelphia Starbucks. Their lawyer says the two men were waiting for a third person to arrive for a business meeting, when a Starbucks employee called the police and claimed the men were trespassing. After a video of the arrests went viral, protesters took over the store in downtown Philadelphia during two straight days of protests.

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