After the uproar over arrests made in a Philadelphia Starbucks recently, the CEO of the company has made the decision to close over 8,000 stores for a few hours in May for racial bias training for more than 175,00 employees.
This comes after two black men were handcuffed and arrested as they waited at a table for a friend, without ordering something. Starbucks is known for letting customers spend hours studying, reading, working or chatting without batting an eye. A video was released of the incident and showed the men- quiet and compliant- being led away in handcuffs. The incident sparked outrage and protests across the country, for good reason.