Last week, two men entered a Philadelphia Starbucks refusing to leave. Just minutes later, the two were arrested.
"I've spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it," Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement.
On Thursday, two black men walked into the store and ask an employee where the restroom was. The employee told the men that it was for only paying customers.
Then men decided to find a place to sit without ordering anything. When the employee asked them to leave, the men refused. This prompted the manager to call the police.
When the police arrived, they arrested the two men for trespassing; no charges were filed.
Johnson decided to close 8,000 stores on May 29 to educate Starbucks employees about racial bias. Over 175,000 employees will be involved in this training.
"While this is not limited to Starbucks, we're committed to being a part of the solution," he said. "Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities."
Here is the video of the arrest:
On Monday, Johnson met with two men and apologized for how they were treated. According to the company, the manager no longer is employed. Starbucks did not comment if the manager left voluntarily or if she was fired.
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