Starbucks recently closed more than 8,000 company-owned stores for one day to conduct implicit bias training in response to a viral video that showed two African-American men being arrested for trespassing at one of its Philadelphia stores. Starbucks also announced that its new training curriculum, designed by several national experts, will be available to other companies for use with employees and leadership. Implicit bias training has become increasingly widespread after several highly publicized incidents of racial profiling. But is the training effective?
Implicit bias refers to the idea that people unknowingly stereotype