Sephora to close all locations Wednesday for diversity training

The cosmetic retailer announced that every store, distribution center and corporate office in the United States will close to hold inclusion workshops.

Posted: Jun 3, 2019 6:41 AM

(CNN) -- Sephora will close all locations on June 5 to hold diversity training for its staff after R&B singer SZA accused the store of racial profiling in April.

The cosmetic retailer announced on May 23 that every store, distribution center and corporate office in the United States will close to hold inclusion workshops.

In April, SZA tweeted about her experience in a Sephora in Calabasas, California, saying security was called because a staff member thought she was stealing from the store.

Sephora said it "will never stop building a community where diversity is expected, self-expression is honored, all are welcomed, and you are included."

The move toward diversity training is similar to how Starbucks handled an accusation of racial profiling.

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