15 Apr '18, 3pm

Starbucks: Race Together: Conversation has the Power to Change Hearts and Minds

Racial inequality is a topic rarely discussed in a corporate setting and seldom encouraged as a coffee shop conversation. That is changing as Starbucks and USA TODAY embark on an initiative called Race Together. As recent racially-charged incidents unfolded across America, Starbucks partners (employees) gathered in six major cities to share their experiences and ideas about moving the country forward. Below is a video from the first partner meeting in December 2014 . “Each story, each voice, offered insight into the divisive role unconscious bias plays in our society and the role empathy can play to bridge those divides,” said Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz, in a free USA TODAY newspaper section that will be distributed in Starbucks stores beginning Friday and through the weekend. The compendium called “Race Together” is the first installment in a year-long effo...

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