‘Zebra Sisters’ discuss Starbucks arrests, diversity training in Ep. 11

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Protesters speaking out last month outside a Starbucks in Philadelphia where two black men were arrested after employees called police to say the men were trespassing. | The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP

In Episode 11 of “Zebra Sisters,” a podcast about race relations hosted by columnist Mary Mitchell and former reporter Leslie Baldacci, the hosts discuss the arrests of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks, and the company’s plans to hold diversity training for all employees.

Anti-racism and diversity trainer Glenn Singleton joins the hosts with insight on whether or not diversity training makes a difference in changing unconsciously racist behavior.


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The hosts wrap up the episode by reviewing some additional racial clashes this week, including racist and anti-Semitic graffiti at Depauw University, high school students with Confederate flags in Michigan, and protests planned for a Sons of Confederate Veterans memorial service at a South Side cemetery where famous African Americans are buried.

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