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As Starbucks trains on implicit bias, the author of ‘White Fragility’ gets real

On May 29, 2018, the day Starbucks closed thousands of stores to carry out racial sensitivity trainings, USA Today interviewed Robin DiAngelo, race educator who coined the term “white fragility,” about challenges to changing white people’s attitudes and behaviors and…

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Men Arrested in Philly Starbucks Speak Out

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson had been in the Starbucks in Philadelphia two minutes before the barista called 911, precipitating the arrival of the police and the two men’s arrest.  To hear Robin Roberts’ complete interview with them on Good…

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Before Starbucks, Bronx Cafe Blended Coffee and Race Dialogue

“Months before Starbucks’s much-derided “Race Together” initiative, [Vernicia Colon] ran the Mix Coffeehaus, a South Bronx pop-up shop that used the act of ordering coffee to get customers to explore their own racial identity.”

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Discussing race relations at work

New York Times, following on the Starbucks “Race Together” initiative, describes employees’ efforts to discuss race relations with their colleagues.

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