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Starbucks controversy isn’t over yet – here’s the company’s next step

Doc Thompson

What’s going on?

After being accused of racism, Starbucks is responding with an anti-bias training program.

Catch me up:

Two black men were handcuffed and arrested at a Philadelphia location when the store manager called the cops on them. The incident, which was captured on video, sparked a backlash against Starbucks and protests at the Philadelphia store. Learn more about the story with our explainer here.

How is Starbucks responding?

Starbucks now plans to close more than 8,000 stores next month to conduct anti-bias training for 175,000 employees.

Doc’s take:

If this issue is so urgent, Doc and Kris wanted to know why it’s being put off until May 29. Doc also had a theory about why Starbucks chose that particular day.

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