Sephora Smudge: What Employees Must Know About Racial Profiling
White employees at a Philadelphia Starbucks call the cops on two young black men waiting for a business associate and asking to use the restroom.
A KOA campground manager in Alabama pulls a gun on a black couple for using a lakeside picnic table without making a reservation.
And employees at a Calabasas, Calif. Sephora call security on R&B singer SZA as she shops for Fenty Beauty cosmetics, concerned she may be shoplifting.
Today, out of recognition that these incidents are happening far too often in bubble as well as flyover states, Sephora will close all 400 Sephora stores for an hour to provide “inclusivity training” to its 16,000 employees.
Sephora claims the training was planned before the SZA incident, although when a company closes all stores for diversity training, it’s usually because they recognize that some of their employees may not be disposed to providing the type of color… Read More