Anti-bias train­ing

Taranaki Daily News - - World -

Star­bucks wants to add train­ing for store man­agers on ‘‘un­con­scious bias’’, chief ex­ec­u­tive Kevin John­son says, af­ter ac­tivists held more protests at a Philadel­phia store where two black men were ar­rested af­ter em­ploy­ees said they were tres­pass­ing. John­son, who has called the ar­rests ‘‘rep­re­hen­si­ble’’, said yes­ter­day he hoped to meet with the men and apol­o­gise face to face. Af­ter a video of the ar­rests spread on­line, the hash­tag #Boy­cottS­tar­bucks trended on Twit­ter. About two dozen pro­test­ers took over the Philadel­phia shop yes­ter­day. The de­mon­stra­tors want the em­ployee who con­tacted po­lice to be fired.

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