Press Release

ICYMI: NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Racial Discrimination in Retail Environments

June 11, 2019


After Grammy-nominated singer, SZA, spoke out about being profiled at a Sephora in California, the beauty retailer took action by hosting inclusivity training for its employees. On Wednesday June 5, 2019, NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, joined Chris Jansing to discuss what needs to be done about racial discrimination in retail environments. The MSNBC interview can be found here.


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas  here.