Common To Serve As A "Guide" For Starbucks Racial Bias Training
The rapper from Chicago "is going to help people to begin to explore their own identity."
Starbucks is preparing for its racial bias of the training on the 29th of May and have released a video preview of what you can expect during the training session, which is going to close all Starbucks stores on that particular day.
Several videos will be shown to the employees of Starbucks, and rapper/actor Common will serve as one of the guides, together with Starbucks Chairman and CEO Kevin Johnson.
"So, to get things going Kevin will welcome you to the equipment. And Common, one of our guides, will help people to begin to explore its own identity," says the narrator in the video preview.
In a part of the video, Common speaks on "Helping people to see one another fully, completely, in a respectful way."
After two african american men were arrested in Philadelphia, Starbucks in April, the coffee chain, quickly attracted the criticism of the masses. Atlanta rapper T. I. even proposed a boycott of the company.
In addition to the next week the racial prejudices of training, Starbucks continually seeks to address issues relating to racial and other biases.
"Ultimately, 5/29 will focus on the creation of membership in our stores and learning about what gets in the way. In the coming weeks, months, years, we're going to address many other facets of what makes us truly human," the narrator says at the end of the video.