starbucks Starbucks Training Focuses On The Evolving Study Of Unconscious Bias By Yuki Noguchi • May 17, 2018 Starbucks has an ambitious plan to try to address discrimination and unconscious bias by training nearly 175,000 of its workers one afternoon later this month. Starbucks Closing 8,000 Stores For An Afternoon, For Racial-Bias Education By Camila Domonoske • Apr 17, 2018 Updated at 4:50 p.m. ET Starbucks is closing thousands of stores across the U.S. on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct "racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores," the company said in a statement. The Morning Cram [designer edition] By John Walker & Whitney Jones • Jan 7, 2013 From NPR: You can now find Rodarte at your local Starbucks. But it's not clothe you'll find, it's mugs and other coffee related goods.