Scrambling to prevent a boycott triggered when two black men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia for trespassing, the coffee giant says it will close stores for racial discrimination training.
The news follows an outpouring of anger over the arrest of two black men who were "sitting quietly" in a Philadelphia cafe. The CEO of Starbucks has apologized to the men in person.
Claims that German federal police use racial profiling have been denied by a conservative deputy to the interior minister. This follows a Münster court censure of officers for stopping a man because of his dark skin.
KFC Germany and Berlin police denied accusations of racism after an online video showed police removing a group of black tourists from a Berlin store. Employees claimed the group was "disruptive," but the guests deny it.
Coffee chain Starbucks' executive chairman Howard Schultz has become increasingly outspoken on political issues. He stepped down from the CEO job last year to focus on innovation and social impact projects.
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