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MachoMatt84 May 29th, 2018 12:41pm

Today, Starbucks will close over 8,000 stores for a couple hours to conduct "anti bias" training in response to the incident at one of their stores in Philadelphia last month. Valuable use of time or overreaction?

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ladyniner81 I hate people
05/30/18 12:54 pm

I think businesses are stupid for making you buy something just to pee in their bathrooms. Geez, if you gotta pee, you gotta pee. With all that backlash, I figure, unless they're stupid, I'd hope most of their employees would know not to pull that again.

evoecon nearest binary system
05/29/18 9:36 pm

Valuable. They can now cover their liability better.

swervin Maryland
05/29/18 9:46 am

I disagree with why they are doing it but hey, it’s their business, they can do whatever they want with their employees, as long as it’s legal.

shygal47 Florida east coast
05/29/18 8:47 am

Most corporations have this kind of training annually.

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
05/29/18 11:14 am

True, but they don't typically close a store down, let alone all stores in America, to conduct it.

shygal47 Florida east coast
05/29/18 11:40 am

First time for everything?
Their store mgr that called the cops put the company in a bad light.
It’s a shame that there is so little respect for others in this country.
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WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
05/29/18 8:23 am

It’s main value is as a PR move.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
05/29/18 8:23 am

It’s known as “saving face”. This, plus their recent policy change, has mostly succeeded in restoring their reputation amongst their target market. So to call this anything less than a win would be inaccurate.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
05/29/18 8:23 am

Note that my observations are those of somebody on the outside who has rejected Starbucks for years (for product quality, strictly).

commonsense Never over
05/29/18 7:52 am

Not sure why as the Starbucks employees did exactly what Starbucks policy required.

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MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
05/29/18 11:14 am

I agree. Made something out of nothing

think4yourself Not a safe space
05/29/18 7:41 am

Overreaction but will probably score some points with their small minded ignorant base.

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Axl752 NY
05/29/18 7:47 am

So anyone who enjoys Starbucks is small minded and ignorant?

think4yourself Not a safe space
05/29/18 4:51 pm

No. Just the ones that a political stunt like this would score points with.

chickencookie
05/29/18 7:41 am

Does anyone know if hanging out there without buying anything is policy now? I imagine the homeless people would take it over, especially in extremes of weather and begging will ensue.

EarlyBird Portland
05/29/18 7:15 am

They should have done this instead of announcing their bathrooms are open to everyone.

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Kay41 the Midwest
05/29/18 6:51 am

I said valuable but only from a liability standpoint. Now they have a leg to stand on showing they took the incident seriously if it is necessary to show that in court.

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Okie1967 Defend the Police
05/29/18 6:10 am

They should stay closed.

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Donaldo the trick never treats
05/29/18 6:05 am

I’m so happy now that I don’t work at Starbucks

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MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
05/29/18 5:49 am

I think it's a gross overreaction to an isolated incident that doesn't actually appear to carry implicit bias with it. Waste of time

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CoffeeNow CandybarThiefLivesMatter
05/29/18 5:46 am

Lesson 1: How to not think what you do

Lesson 2: Ignoring instincts

Lesson 3: Internalizing deep, deep shame

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rons screw politicians
05/29/18 5:44 am

They think their employees need a correction so be it. They’ll teach them to treat white people the same as people of color.

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Think Lovin Life
05/29/18 5:48 am

Ron ... fat chance! They focus on the things that will destroy their business.

commonman1 Peace
05/29/18 6:25 am

Lesson learn will be see black people, treat them differently than others.

rons screw politicians
05/29/18 6:28 am

I always wanted to pee there without buying a Latte Frappe, chocolate, cup of crappe.

Think Lovin Life
05/29/18 6:36 am

Ron ... I’ve been to Starbucks and the Starbucks knock-offs, but never by choice. These places are dripping with arrogance and ignorance.

The people that frequent these places are the same people who applauded the emperor with his new “clothes”.