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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:25 AM

Black men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks agree to meet with CEO

The two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week have agreed to meet with Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson.

The timing of the meeting has not been set, according to a Starbucks spokesperson. The company said it hopes the meeting will occur this week while Johnson is in Philadelphia addressing the controversy over their arrests.

A store manager called the police because the two men were sitting in the store without placing an order. They were arrested for trespassing. The customers said they were waiting for another man to arrive. That person arrived at the store as they were being arrested.

In an interview Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Johnson said he hoped to meet with the two men in person to apologize face to face.

http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/16/news/companies/starbucks-ceo-apology/index.html

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:33 AM

1. KICK

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:33 AM

2. Making this a teachable moment

is actually the best outcome, because it can open some people's eyes to the hidden biases even within themselves.

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:45 AM

3. And possibly a lucrative one

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