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>> Starbucks shutting its doors on Tuesday afternoon to give 175,000 of its US employees mandatory anti-bias training.>> We are here to make Starbucks a place where everyone, everyone feels welcome.>> The chain's 8,000 locations across the US closed around 2 PM local time for a training on racial tolerance-
>> How do you define bias?>> After video emerged of two black men being arrested at a Philadelphia location in April. The manager called the police because they hadn't ordered anything. The two men said they were waiting for a friend. Another customer in the store can be seen standing up for the two men.
>> What did they do? What did they do?>> The video sparked a nationwide outrage and shortly after, CEO Kevin Johnson personally apologized to the men.>> I wanna begin by offering a personal apology.>> And announced this training. Johnson, Starbucks' chairman Howard Schultz and rapper and activist, Common-
>> Helping people see each other fully.>> Virtually led the four hour long session. Employees also watched a short documentary on the history of racism in public spaces. Since the incident, Starbucks has clarified its store policies, allowing anyone to use its bathrooms and linger around its stores, even if they don't buy anything.