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Andy Shallal (right), an Iraqi refugee who founded Busboys & Poets, leads a new-hire orientation in a two-hour discussion that includes issues of race on May 30, 2017, in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu.
What Starbucks could learn from this restaurateur about race at work
Race has long been a taboo in the workplace. The corporate instinct has been to steer clear or to approach cautiously with anodyne, almost clinical language. Companies are finally realizing what restaurateur Andy Shallal has long known: They cannot afford an arm's length approach to race and bias.
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Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway, center, tours the shopping floor ahead of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
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Facebook employees work in the office at the new Facebook campus, known as Building 20, in Menlo Park. Calif. A recently published study of a British government office showed that open-plan offices may be tougher for women. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Biz Herman for The Washington Post.
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Josh Przyborowski, director of business development with Downers Grove-based ARCO/Murray National Construction Company, accepts the first-place prize for a medium-size company at the Business Ledger Best Places to Work Awards in Glen Ellyn on Thursday.
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