The Starbucks arrests: race, bias and policing

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Guests: Kevin Woodson, Mark Kelly Tyler, Stacey Sinclair

Tuesday afternoon 8,000 Starbucks will close for unconscious bias training. This is in response to the arrest of two black men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, at a Philadelphia Starbucks in April. The episode led to protests in Philadelphia and sparked outrage around the county. This hour, we’ll talk about racial bias and how it affects people of color. We’ll also look at whether anti-bias training is effective and how best to combat racist or prejudiced views. Marty’s guests are KEVIN WOODSON, associate professor of law at Drexel University, MARK KELLY TYLER, pastor of Mother Bethel AME Church, and STACEY SINCLAIR, psychology professor at Princeton.

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