Starbucks will temporarily shut 8,000 stores for four hours Tuesday afternoon to conduct racial bias training for its employees. It follows an incident in Philadelphia last month in which two black men were arrested simply for waiting in a store.

What would seem like a positive step forward is already, perhaps predictably, being criticized.

Starbucks’s bias training, according to T.J. Legacy-Cole, a political organizer in Orlando, is “a self-righteous and disingenuous public-relations stunt to glorify a white-owned corporation for making a feeble attempt to combat systemic racism without investing in the communities or people most affected by its oppression.”…

The New York Times