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Lululemon’s employees of color are making their voices heard after the company’s founder blasted its diversity initiatives.

In January, Lululemon founder Chip Wilson told Forbes that he doesn’t agree with the company’s “whole diversity and inclusion thing.”

“They’re trying to become like the Gap, everything to everybody,” Wilson said. “I think the definition of a brand is that you’re not everything to everybody.”

“You’ve got to be clear that you don’t want certain customers coming in,” he added.

Current and former employees of color at the athletic-wear company are speaking out against Wilson’s remarks, as well as what they say is a culture of racial insensitivity at Lululemon.

“The company has failed all Black employees and employees of color,” Michael Collins, a former Lululemon store manager, told Business Insider. “Nothing has changed since.”

Some current and former employees said they’re not too surprised Wilson criticized Lululemon’s diversity efforts given his track record …

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