TMS_S2E9 | How Starbucks Became the New Face of Racial Discrimination
May 18th, 2018 by themindfullnessshow
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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