Starbucks to close 8,000 stores for employee bias training

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Starbucks is set to close more than 8,000 stores on the same day to provide its workers with racial bias training.

The coffee chain says its stores and corporate offices will be closed for the afternoon on May 29.     

A total of 175,000 employees will receive the training.

The announcement follows the controversy surrounding this arrest of two black men in a Starbucks in Philadelphia.

The store manager called the cops on them, because they didn't buy anything and they refused to leave.

The CEO of Starbucks calls the arrests "reprehensible."

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