Starbucks Natial Prejudice Training Will Use iPads

"Designated iPads" will be part of the May 29th training at over 8,000 Starbucks locatis natiwide.

  Howard Schultz, founder of Starbucks

Shortly after the arrest in early April of two African-American men to meet a business partner in a Philadelphia Starbucks site made natial headlines, the company announced plans to close all its American stores for a day to organize racial bias training for all 175,000 of its employees May 29. will incorporate iPads.

Starbucks will use "designated iPads" in training, alg with a series of videos that will be played devices, USA Today reported Thursday. In a video posted the Starbucks website, company founder and president, Howard Schultz, is seen speaking to employees from an iPad screen.

A MacBook is also seen elsewhere in the video, a table in frt of e of the trainers, Alexis McGill Johns of the Percepti Institute.

  A Starbucks Showcase

According to social chatter, it appears that Starbucks has purchased a large number of iPads for its stores, specifically for training purposes. A thread the Subreddit Starbucks said that the company's stores have received two or more iPads, or maybe up to five, ahead of the training. During this time several Starbucks employees Twitter, said that their store received two, three or five iPads for training, some of these employees complaining that the company spent that mey iPads rather than increases in employees or new …

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