'The Daily Show' Mocks Starbucks 'Racial Bias' Training Video and It's Beautiful

A day after Starbucks closed more than 8,000 of its stores across the U.S. for racial bias training, The Daily Show released its own take on what the company’s training video may have looked like.

In a skit mocking the company’s training day, The Daily Show pondered whether Starbucks employees would be trained how to greet black customers (clue: don’t be racist), write names on cups (clue: don’t be racist), and generally avoid being racist.

During the (real) anti-bias training on Tuesday, Starbucks said that its employees would be expected to learn how to "address implicit bias, promote conscious inclusion, prevent discrimination and ensure everyone inside a Starbucks store feels safe and welcome," the company said in a statement.

Starbucks’ decision to provide racial bias training came after the store faced a backlash over an incident in which a manager called the cops on two black men who were waiting for their friend before they placed an order.

The chain faced protests and boycotts following the incident, with the company’s CEO Kevin Johnson apologizing to the two men in a public statement.

“I’m writing this evening to convey three things: First, to once again express our deepest apologies to the two men who were arrested with a goal of doing whatever we can to make things right. Second, to let you know of our plans to investigate the pertinent facts and make any necessary changes to our practices that would help prevent such an occurrence from ever happening again. And third, to reassure you that Starbucks stands firmly against discrimination or racial profiling,” Johnson said.

But despite Starbucks rolling out the racial bias training across its stores, it acknowledged that there was more work to be done to prevent racial bias than could be achieved in a single day.

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