Common To Aid Starbucks’ Racial Bias Training

Last month’s wrongful arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks has led the company to launch a racial bias training program that will take place on May 29. Police forced the two men out of the cafe after employees accused them of loitering without purchasing anything. The day of training will cause all US Starbucks cafes and stores to temporarily close. Here to help with the program is none other than rapper and activist Common, delivering a video message to trainees.

According to USA Today, Common and other influential executives will tell employees “what they can do to make the stores more welcoming.” Starbucks has also unveiled a new policy that allows anyone to occupy its facilities or use its restrooms regardless of whether they buy anything, a plan that seemed to work out on Nathan For You.

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