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Starbucks to encourage baristas to discuss race relations with customers


Source: Fortune

Starbucks published a full page ad in the New York Timeson Sunday — a stark, black, page with a tiny caption “Shall We Overcome?” in the middle, and the words “RaceTogether” with the company logo, on the bottom right. The ad, along with a similar one on Monday in USA Today, is part of an initiative launched this week by the coffee store chain to stimulate conversation and debate about the race in America by getting employees to engage with customers about the perennially hot button subject.

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This entry was posted on March 16, 2015 by in AUDIO/VIDEO TOOLS, Diversity + Difference, Ethics, Leadership, Power/Resistance and tagged , , , , .

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