Starbucks is planning to have multiple special guests appear in a racial bias training video on Tuesday, among them celebrated socially conscious rapper Common.
The chain will be shutting down 8,000 stores on May 29th for an anti-bias training.
Common is described in a video preview of the day’s events as one of Starbucks’ “guides.” He explains that he’ll be participating — where and how isn’t clear — in order to help people “see each other fully, completely, respectfully.”
Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP; as well as Heather McGhee, a representative from liberal thinktank Demos; and Brian Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Foundation, have all consulted on the day’s curricula. Read more…