Starbucks isn’t the first chain to come under fire in recent racially charged incidents

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CNN reports that even though federal law outlaws discrimination in public restaurants and cafes, there are still incidents in which black customers wait longer to be served, are asked to pay before a meal or sometimes subjected to arrest. In response to the unnecessary arrests of two Black men who visited a Starbucks location in Philadelphia, the company will close its almost 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for the afternoon on May 29 to teach employees about racial bias. However, Starbucks is just one of the many restaurant chains that have faced accusations of racial discrimination recently. Read the full article from CNN.

Black Tesla worker files lawsuit over racial harassment

A black employee at electric car manufacturer Tesla has filed a lawsuit alleging harassment by fellow assembly workers at the California plant. DeWitt Lambert says his co-workers routinely taunted him with racial slurs and threats of violence. Lambert also says he was passed over for promotions because of his race. Daniel Wiessner of Reuters has details on the lawsuit in this story at Automotive News.