Target stores remain under the microscope after being criticized for their Pride Month merchandise and displays. Research by Fox News finds a pervasive adherence to an agenda out of touch with the American public.
Since the George Floyd protests and riots of 2020, Target Corporation said it ramped up its diversity, equity and inclusion work. This agenda extended far beyond enhancing representation and support of historically marginalized groups externally and in its stores, and dipped into funding organizations with far-left and blatantly political agendas. Target “accelerated” its DEI program in response to Black Lives Matter activism under the leadership of its diversity chief, Kiera Fernandez, who has demanded that “white women” get to work to combat the proclaimed systemic racism in America.
The investigation found that Target, via its nonprofit foundation, which has been directed by the retail giant’s senior corporate treasurers, funded a grantee pushing to shut down and give away U.S. sovereign land such as Mount Rushmore, believing it to be an “international symbol of white supremacy” and to demilitarize the “violent” U.S. military. The same grantee also supports the destruction of Israel’s Jewish character through what is called the Palestinian “Law of Return” and implementing economic warfare tactics against the Jewish State, such as boycotts and sanctions, to “Free Palestine.”
Another Target Foundation grantee said parents must specifically teach their children…to “see color.”
Another Target Foundation grantee said parents must specifically teach “white children” about systemic racism and to “see color.” It also claimed that capitalism maintained a role in perpetuating racism.
The Target Foundation’s webpage reflected that it funded the NDN Collective in 2022, a South Dakota-based nonprofit with a revenue stream that has reached as high as $50M, according to its 2021 tax filing. NDN operates with a “racial equity lens” and is “dedicated to building Indigenous power through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking and narrative change.”
NDN identifies as “intersectional,” which is an idea coined by a critical race theorist, Kimberlé Crenshaw, holding that America is inborn with structurally racist and misogynistic systems, and they can intersect upon an individual to form numerous layers of persecution. By joining forces with other oppressed groups, NDN hopes to move toward “liberation.” The organization’s campaign “LANDBACK” called for America to give up its public land.
“The closure of Mount Rushmore, return of that land and all public lands in the Black Hills, South Dakota, is our cornerstone battle,” NDN said. “Not only does Mount Rushmore sit in the heart of the sacred Black Hills, but it is an international symbol of white supremacy and colonization. To truly dismantle white supremacy and systems of oppression, we have to go back to the roots. Which, for us, is putting indigenous lands back in Indigenous hands.”
LANDBACK also supports Israel giving up its Jewish character by opening the floodgates to those who identify as Palestinians. After Israel gave up the Gaza Strip for peace in 2005 under pressure from the Bush administration, the former Israeli territory became what some analysts call a “missile launch pad” that is operated and controlled by the Hamas terror group. LANDBACK also uses a phrase that has long been interpreted by some as a genocide call for the elimination of the Jewish state.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice