Monday, July 18, 2016

Starbucks executive urges real action on diversity and inclusion at symposium - RICHMOND

by John Reid Blackwell 
Originally published:  July 13, 2016

Last week, in the wake of a series of deadly and racially charged shootings across the country, Starbucks executive Tony Byers sent a letter to some of his colleagues.

The letter, which Byers read Wednesday at a meeting of hundreds of Richmond-area human resources professionals, emphasized the need for business leaders to take concrete and positive actions as a response to the violence.

“Acknowledging the loss of life in each city and the need for us to come together for a more humane and just society is needed,” Byers said.