Texoma Starbucks locations closed for racial sensitivity training

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - Starbucks locations across the country were closed on Tuesday for racial sensitivity training.

Lawton and Wichita Falls locations were closed briefly so employees could take part in the training.

More than 8,000 stores closed for the company-wide training day. Company officials said this is the first step in addressing issues of racial bias among its workforce following an incident in Philadelphia last month that went viral and prompted a backlash.

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