The ultra-woke Target Corporation is continuing to ramp up its diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives despite facing boycotts from consumers over its controversial Pride Month collection. It has been reported that Target funded an organization that advocates for the demilitarization of the U.S. military and for the destruction of Mount Rushmore because it is an “international symbol of White supremacy.”
Since taking over as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Target in 2020, Kiera Fernandez has involved the retail giant in many DEI initiatives that align with a far-left, woke ideology.
Fox News Digital has found that Target’s nonprofit foundation funded the NDN Collective in 2022, which is an “Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power,” according to its website.
In 2020, this organization called for the closure of Mount Rushmore and for the Black Hills to be returned to the Lakota people.
Nick Tilsen, NDN Collective President and CEO, said that the very existence of Mount Rushmore “is a symbol of white supremacy.”
“Colonization is the oldest form of white supremacy, and America is being called out and called up to acknowledge that,” said Tilsen. “Mount Rushmore is yet another symbol of white supremacy and colonization, and until it is returned to the Lakota, we will continue to oppose it and fight for justice.”
NDN Collective also advocates for the demilitarization of the “violent” U.S. military.
“[T]he U.S. military is in the explicit business of taking land away from communities all around the world and using their presence on their land to carry out their own agenda for the inhabitants of that area,” NDN said. “Violence is fundamental for the U.S. to maintain its presence, and the military is how they establish dominance domestically and internationally, wherever they may be.”
“The origin of the U.S. military and police is rooted in the establishment of informal militias composed of newly arrived settlers looking to make money and own land,” NDN also said. “The purpose of these informal militias however was not to keep the police or protect citizens, but to clear the land of as many Natives as possible by killing indiscriminately, and catching runaway enslaved Africans.”
Target has also funded YWCA chapters in Minneapolis and St. Paul, which focus on bringing “racial equity” into local policy. This organization heavily advocates for kids to be educated on “systemic racism” and to have schools focus more heavily on race.
“We have to raise our children to see color; it is important that they understand that due to skin color, we are afforded different opportunities and often times our skin color impacts how we are able to move around in our society,” said the organization.