On Tuesday, Starbucks closed 8,000 of its locations for anti-bias training.
The training is a response to the nationwide uproar following an incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks, in which an employee called the police on two black men for allegedly loitering. But was the training a fail or nah?
“You can’t fix racial inequality, 400-plus years of oppression and bigotry that’s indoctrinated into your children, your wives, your husbands, your kids in three hours,” says author Andrew L. Case.
The Root hit the streets of New York City to see what real people thought of the initiative. Was the training a publicity stunt or a genuine effort on behalf of Starbucks to right its wrongs?
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