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Starbucks said Tuesday it will be closing all of its company-owned restaurants in the U.S. during the afternoon of May 29 to conduct a racial-bias education program.
"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," Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks, said in a statement Tuesday. "While this is not limited to Starbucks, we're committed to being a part of the solution. 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."
Some 8,000 of the company's U.S.-based locations will participate so that nearly 175,000 employees attend the training program that will address implicit bias, promote inclusion and help prevent discrimination.
A study of 829 companies over 31 years found that diversity training had “no positive effects in the average workplace,” especially when it’s mandatory. There’s a natural tendency for people to rebel when they feel scolded about their behavior, according to Harvard Business Review.
The funniest part is that the people who work at Starbucks tend to be the very sorts of moralizing SJWs who would be demanding this.
originally posted by: ketsuko
Although as I mentioned, the ladies who man the little one at my grocery store aren't moralizing SJWs. They're actually nice older gals, and I've never seen them treat anyone badly no matter who they were, and I've seen them serve all kinds because our grocery straddles the boundaries of several neighborhood lines.