Legal Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial tolerance training Updated : April 18, 2018 06:10 AM IST It tries to cool tensions after the Philadelphia incident last week sparked accusations of racial profiling at the chain. The controversy is the biggest public relations test yet for new Starbucks Chief Executive Kevin Johnson. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.