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Bias Training at Starbucks

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Starbucks cafes across the country will be closed this afternoon for racial bias training, in the wake of an incident in a Philadelphia Starbucks last month. Two black men were arrested, seemingly for the crime of not buying anything. Millions have watched a video of the event.

Our guests--Professor Ray Winbush of Morgan State and Adar Ayira of Associated Black Charities--say what happened demonstrates a much larger problem.

Can a corporation have an impact on the racial dynamic in this country? What should Starbucks do to effect change?