TMS_S2E9 | How Starbucks Became the New Face of Racial Discrimination

The Mindfullness Show is written and produced by Josiah Samuel Harry. Music by Josiah Harry, Jr.

S2E9 Show Notes:
There are those who believe Starbucks' decision to close >8,000 stores in the US on May 29, 2018 for racial bias training is nothing more than theatre and a publicity stunt meant to appease shareholders and distract the public's attention from its long history of discriminatory practices.

Sources for this episode: "A short timeline of Starbucks’ fraught history with race" by The Outline. "Starbucks to Close All Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education on May 29" by Starbucks Newsroom. "What is the role and responsibility of a for-profit, public company?" by Starbucks. "Starbucks, LA Fitness and the long, racist history of America’s loitering laws" by Risa L. Goluboff.

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