(ZEROHEDGE) – Starbucks employees are bristling after being forced to sit through an entire day of training on racial bias on Tuesday, following an April incident in which a Philadelphia manager called the police on a pair of black men who were sitting in the store without having purchased anything, which sparked a nationwide protest and culminated with Starbucks becoming "America's largest public toilet."
In order to atone for the now-fired manager's poor judgement, Starbucks rolled out a new "inclusiveness" policy – shuttering 8,000 locations for a day of "Color Brave" training which included several documentary videos, notebooks for employees to record their "private thoughts," and a 68-page employee guidebook which teaches employees about topics such as institutional racism and the history of prejudice.
According to the WSJ, "they also listened to a series of audio recordings of Starbucks employees describing interactions they have had with customers in which their own biases became apparent."
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The whole thing made many employees, especially African Americans, highly uncomfortable.