Starbucks Closing U.S. Stores on May 29 Following Racial Incident
Following the incident that occurred last week--regarding a Philadelphia Starbucks manager kicking out two African American men from the cafe for "trespassing" --the world renown coffee shop will be closing it's U.S. stores for a racial-biased education training course for it's employees
Starbucks website issued a statement saying:
Starbucks Coffee Company today announced it will be closing its more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores. The training will be provided to nearly 175,000 partners (employees) across the country, and will become part of the onboarding process for new partners.
Though many thought to believe that the store would be closing for good on the 29th of May, stores across the country are simply closing for the afternoon while employees are being trained.