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Starbucks is closing over 8000 today for a 4 hr long racial bias training, that stemmed from the unfortunate incident that happened in a Philadelphia store where 2 black men were arrested for sitting in the store.

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Rapper Common will be helping out with the effort, he is actually featured in the first visual in the training. The training will also consist of a large guidebook that outlines policies, values and ways that employees can “create a more welcoming Starbucks.”

Dozens of Columbus Starbucks stores will participate in the nationwide shutdown but the licensed stores will remain open. Licensed stores are the ones that are located in airports, hotels, and grocery stores. They training will start today at about 2:30pm.

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