Starbucks Will Close All Stores Nationwide For One Afternoon in May

April 17, 2018

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson released a statement today about closing down all 8,000 stores next month for a racial-bias training for all employees. 

Starbucks will close down on May 29th for one afternoon for all employees to take this training. 

This decision was made after two African American men asked to use the restroom. 

They were told that the bathrooms were for paying customers only and the police were called on the two men who wouldn't leave the store. 

The manager has since been fired but a boycott has been threatened since the incident. 

CEO Johnson wants to take action and you can read more about this here.