/ Starbucks

Starbucks vows 'unconscious bias' training after having 2 black men arrested...

HNewsWire-Liberals seem to have a problem with knowing where to draw the line on this social justice BC.Starbuck is right in line with the other far Left-leaning organizations.They make it so obvious, they hate this country's Constitution, the values of the American foundation, therefore hating the American people.
StevieRay Hansen

(T)he CEO of Starbucks is pledging to start "unconscious bias" training for employees after a video of two African-American men being arrested Thursday while waiting for a friend at one of its Philadelphia locations sparked demonstrations and calls for a company boycott.

CEO Kevin Johnson said in a interview of ABC's Good Morning America Monday that the training would address "unconscious bias." He also discussed instituting training for store managers on guidelines for handling situations in the coffee shops that warrant calling the police.

"Clearly, there's an opportunity for us to provide clarity," he said.

He explained that the company was reviewing the actions of the Philadelphia store manager and the guidelines followed. Later, Starbucks confirmed Monday that the Starbucks employee who made the call to police is no longer with the company, but it didn't indicate whether the worker was fired.

The reaction came in reaction to a videotaped incident in which Starbucks employees called police after the two men after two well-dressed African American men waited at the store without buying anything. They were denied access to the store bathroom, saying it was only for paying customers. The workers told police the pair was trespassing. A video of the incident posted on social media has been viewed an estimated 10 million times

In the videotape, the friend, who is white, appears as the two men are being handcuffed by police and led away. Starbucks declined to press charges.

"Starbucks was built as a company that creates a warm, welcoming environment for all customers. That didn't happen in this case," Johnson said. "I've been very focused on understanding what guidelines and what training ever let this happen. What happened was wrong and we will fix it."

The same morning he was being interviewed on live TV about racial profiling, protesters were chanting slogans like, "A whole lot of racism, a whole lot of crap, Starbucks coffee is anti-black," at the Starbucks in the Center City section of downtown Philadelphia where the incident occurred. Demonstrators also were outside the coffee shop on Sunday.

Starbucks did not return phone calls seeking comment to delineate what policies are currently in place or outline what exactly the promised training would entail.

You are shepherds of the flock. Shepherds protect, speak out, and defend.

What do you think? Scroll down to comment below!