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Target pledges to increase number
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Posted By: Ribicon, 9/10/2020 1:36:47 PM

Target Corp. plans to increase its number of Black employees by 20% over the next three years as part of its growing efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive company, executives said. The Minneapolis retailer on Thursday announced its latest commitment to racial equity as it also made public more detailed information about the ethnic and gender makeup of its employees and leaders. Target’s total workforce last year was 360,000, with 25% of employees Latino, 15% Black, 5% Asian and 5% people who identified as mixed race, American Indian or other underrepresented groups. However, the diversity is less the higher the position,


The Marxist Diversity virus is a clever weapon indeed.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney 9/10/2020 1:39:31 PM (No. 536704)
I don't intend to ever shop at Target, so good luck to them.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jerseyden 9/10/2020 1:46:34 PM (No. 536709)
Was there an effort by Target to not hire blacks? I’m sure any black or anyone for that matter could apply and get a job there if they wanted. I won’t write off target but they won’t be my first choice for shopping.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 9/10/2020 1:47:18 PM (No. 536711)
Based here in Minneapolis! What do you expect! I was called at least 20 times to consult in their IT shop...refused to even interview with them!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 9/10/2020 1:48:28 PM (No. 536714)
This is really stupid. Their current percentage is pretty much right at the current percentage for the population for the US, it is 14%. They are actually already exceeding the diversity of the country at 15%. Idiots at work.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 9/10/2020 1:51:30 PM (No. 536718)
No sense hiring and promoting based on qualifications when you can go broke through virtue signaling. Forcing the myth of "racial equity" through policies of affirmative action is not sensible.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: hershey 9/10/2020 1:52:33 PM (No. 536719)
Doesn't matter, they can go 100% black, and kneel before opening each morning when they 'fist' the air for BLM...they have been dead to me since their anti 2A stance...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: seamusm 9/10/2020 1:52:37 PM (No. 536720)
If Blacks are only about 13% of the US population and they are already at 15% of Target's employees why should that percentage be upped by 20%. Is this simply a response to 'blackmail' by rioters?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jethro bo 9/10/2020 1:54:46 PM (No. 536723)
Target announces it intends to increase discrimination against whites, Native Americans, Asian and Hispanics by 20% in the name of exclusion.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 9/10/2020 1:55:39 PM (No. 536725)
Showing favor and preference to a group based upon their skin color is R A C I S T.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56 9/10/2020 1:55:47 PM (No. 536726)
If they're goof employees and customer focused, it doesn't matter if they are white, brown, black, yellow, male, female, straight, gay, or whatever. Well, until now.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: jntsrgn 9/10/2020 2:05:21 PM (No. 536732)
Great idea. Enjoy managing your rising theft by employees.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 9/10/2020 2:07:35 PM (No. 536734)
Wow, target is so woke, I just don't know what to do. Yes I do, ignore them. Target lost me when they forbid employees from saying Merry Christmas. Haven't been there in years.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: vwlarry 9/10/2020 2:18:08 PM (No. 536750)
Target's still in business?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 9/10/2020 2:19:09 PM (No. 536751)
If their hiring practices are even-handed based on merit, why should this be necessary? If it is.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: cor-vet 9/10/2020 2:20:19 PM (No. 536752)
I quit Target when they instituted the open bathroom policy. Anti 2nd Amendment and anti-Christmas are just icing on the c are!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: cor-vet 9/10/2020 2:21:17 PM (No. 536753)
Cake! I really hate this computer fixing my sentences for me.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Elljay 9/10/2020 2:23:48 PM (No. 536755)
This will help to shorten their looting distance.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: bad-hair 9/10/2020 2:39:41 PM (No. 536774)
Getcha some security guys for when the looters come around next time. Think 40%.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: red1066 9/10/2020 2:50:19 PM (No. 536786)
Why brag about it. If such stuff is important to you and your company, just do it without the fanfare.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird 9/10/2020 2:53:44 PM (No. 536789)
So they will attract more black shoppers, some of whom actually pay for their purchases. The others are a rough crowd who have and will continue to be driven away by the Walmarting of Target.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bpl40 9/10/2020 3:05:16 PM (No. 536802)
After their bathroom policy I stopped going there . This is not going to make me change my mind.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MMC 9/10/2020 3:05:16 PM (No. 536803)
Go woke,go broke.. You don’t hire for excellence, the quality of customer service and product decline. The Capitalist Free Market willl give their thoughts on wokeness hiring principles.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: bighambone 9/10/2020 3:06:50 PM (No. 536804)
It really does not matter what Target does as the next time the Black “community” finds an excuse, Target will become a big “bullseye” for feral Black rioting, burning down, and the looting of their stores.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: BarryNo 9/10/2020 3:14:28 PM (No. 536812)
Really? And you still expect all us "white supremacists to shop there? You'll look in their resumes, I assume, for proof they joined the BLM peaceful protests? Or accept some stolen merchandise to prove they looted their fair share of their reparations - at least for this generation? You Target jack-hats are putting targets on your backs, and it ain't gonna be "white supremesists who do you in.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Rumblehog 9/10/2020 3:51:02 PM (No. 536859)
"Mah ahh hep yoo?" The company continues its 'virtue signalling' decline. One more reason why we no longer cast a shadow on Target's entrance.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: jasmine 9/10/2020 4:22:16 PM (No. 536883)
I stopped shopping at Target when the leadership welcomed men into Ladies Rest Rooms and Dressing Rooms.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Newtsche 9/10/2020 4:41:54 PM (No. 536906)
Not to Target, you have only so many feet to shoot yourself in.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: legalart 9/10/2020 4:51:02 PM (No. 536919)
Speeding up in the race to the bottom: How about hiring 20% more GOOD employees of all colors?! What a novel idea.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: SALady 9/10/2020 4:52:45 PM (No. 536921)
How is that not the very definition of racism?!?!?!? You are saying that you are going to discriminate based on skin color, and hire people who are not the best qualified just because they have the "right" skin color. And now, even the most qualified and outstanding black employees at Target will be looked at suspiciously. Were they really the best and brightest, or were they incompetent but hired anyway to meet a racial quota???
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 9/10/2020 4:53:42 PM (No. 536923)
Watch for an increase in "shrinkage."
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Strike3 9/10/2020 4:57:52 PM (No. 536928)
Ha! Good luck in finding that many blacks who want to work. Or just be like every other diversity-driven corporation, hire them, give them an office and shut the door. They will be happy to talk on their cell phones all day like mine did.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 9/10/2020 5:00:06 PM (No. 536930)
And shop lifting will increase by 50%.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Goose 9/10/2020 5:18:27 PM (No. 536944)
By expanding its workforce or by firing non-blacks?
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Historybuff 9/10/2020 5:26:10 PM (No. 536947)
Great idea! Now how do you get them to show up?
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Newtsche 9/10/2020 6:21:37 PM (No. 536975)
#30 isn't referring to keeping the temperature too cold.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: BooneBoy 9/10/2020 6:23:25 PM (No. 536977)
Do a study on state and federal employees and see if the Blacks are the largest percentage of the work force.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: GoodDeal 9/10/2020 6:26:39 PM (No. 536982)
Target can count on employee theft of merchandise to go up more than 20%.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: navybrat 9/10/2020 6:27:11 PM (No. 536983)
It does not matter. Target will still get looted and burned to the ground like they did in the Minneapolis protest/riot.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: udanja99 9/10/2020 6:35:06 PM (No. 536988)
I’d boycott them but I already have been for years - since they refused to allow the Salvation Army bell ringers in front of their stores at Christmas.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 9/10/2020 6:42:21 PM (No. 536993)
How woke. I'll from now on make every effort not to shop there.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: padiva 9/10/2020 6:47:22 PM (No. 536996)
I work retail. I've been told that some customers look for me. They want me to ring up their purchases. I have been involved with reporting several employee irregularities to the manager. A little bit later, they got a special escort to the police station.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 9/10/2020 6:48:31 PM (No. 536997)
Why? Have they been keeping slaves?
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Reply 43 - Posted by: mc squared 9/10/2020 7:52:00 PM (No. 537035)
There are stores I don't visit now because the help is useless, English is not their first language and I'm uncomfortable in the stores. Target seems to be reaching further down the barrel if they're not hiring the best, but by quota.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: watashiyo 9/10/2020 8:29:49 PM (No. 537055)
If Target's 100 employees are all black, does that mean they have to lay-off 80? Just asking.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 9/10/2020 9:25:42 PM (No. 537084)
Anything less than 100% is racist. And $35 per hour, plus full medical. And 6 months of paid leave. Plus profit sharing, pensions and company cars.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 9/10/2020 11:59:42 PM (No. 537143)
I vote to take "race" and "gender" off all applications.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: crashnburn 9/11/2020 12:01:20 AM (No. 537144)
This is what is known as affirmative racism. Too bad I didn't invent the phrase, but it is even more apt now than it was 20 something years ago.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: skacmar 9/11/2020 12:12:25 AM (No. 537150)
If you add the percentages of minorities already employed by Target as reported in the article, it makes one wonder: How much diversity is enough? They apparently already employ 50% minority workers. Target appears to be discriminating against white people if they hire based on percentage of the population. '
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Reply 49 - Posted by: or gate 9/11/2020 12:22:57 AM (No. 537155)
Now they won't burn targets.. sure
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Reply 50 - Posted by: DVC 9/11/2020 2:45:38 PM (No. 537716)
I gave up on Target years ago. This will likely lower their customer service even more.
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