An investigation has found that embattled American retail giant Target has been funding a radical anti-military group.
Financial records show that Target has been funneling cash through a nonprofit to various far-left organizations, including the NDN Collective.
NDN is a radical group that is calling for the demilitarization of the United States and is campaigning for Mount Rushmore to be shut down for being a “symbol of white supremacy.”
The “woke” funding effort was uncovered during an investigation by Fox News.
According to Fox, the radical spending is part of Target Corporation’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) program which it launched after the violent Black Lives Matter-led George Floyd riots of 2020.
This agenda extended far beyond enhancing representation and support of historically marginalized groups externally and in its stores.
Instead, Target has dipped into funding organizations with blatantly far-left political agendas.
Target “accelerated” its DEI program under the leadership of its “diversity chief” Kiera Fernandez in response to demands from the Black Lives Matter organization.
Fernandez has previously demanded that “white women” get to work to combat the alleged “systemic racism” in America.
Fox News found that Target, via its nonprofit foundation, which has been directed by the retail giant’s senior corporate treasurers, funded the NDN Collective.
NDN is pushing to shut down and give away U.S. sovereign land such as Mount Rushmore and is campaigning 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.”
NDN is working to implement economic warfare tactics against the Jewish State, such as boycotts and sanctions, to “Free Palestine.”
Another Target Foundation grantee said parents must teach specifically “white children” to “see color” by lecturing them about systemic racism.
It also claimed that capitalism maintained a role in perpetuating racism.
The Target Foundation’s webpage reflected that it funded NDN in 2022.
According to its 2021 tax filing, NDN is a South Dakota-based nonprofit with a revenue stream that has reached as high as $50M+.
NDN claims that it operates with a “racial equity lens” and is “dedicated to building Indigenous power [t]hrough organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking… and narrative change.”
NDN identifies as “intersectional,” which is an idea coined by a critical race theorist, Kimberlé Crenshaw.
Crenshaw argues 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 says it hopes to move towards “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 Palestinian refugees.
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.
On that note, LANDBACK also uses a phrase that has long been interpreted by some as a genocide call for the elimination of the Jewish state.
NDN said, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free.”
This rallying cry has long been used by “terrorist organizations such as Hamas, which seek Israel’s destruction through violent means,” according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
The organization also maintains hostile views on the military, and seeks the U.S. to be “demilitarized.”
“[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 claims.
“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.”
Fox News asked Target how it can proclaim to support veterans in its corporate announcements, while also funding an anti-military organization, but did not immediately receive a response.
“If you or your loved ones are serving or have served our country, we share our heartfelt thanks—today and always,” Target said in 2020.
NDN also claimed U.S. military origins were, by extension, based on indiscriminate killings and alleged complicity in slavery.
“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 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.”
NDN supports far-left Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) Green New Deal in its stance against fossil fuels and calls the U.S. military “the single largest institutional polluter in the world.”
In another example of its stance on law enforcement, the organization expressed on its website opposition to “cop city” in Atlanta, a police training center currently under construction.
The opposition to “cop city” has faced a wave of protests from left-wing activists.
Some became violent, and in response, 19 defendants were charged with domestic terrorism.
In addition to NDN Collective, Target also funded the YWCA Minneapolis, an organization seeking to bring “racial equity” into local policy starting in 2019.
The organization said, “Capitalism is the prevailing economic system in modern history.
“To understand its structure and function is to know its relationship to racism, genocide, and systemic inequities.”
The organization gives “anti-racist” advice to parents and local community members.
It states that white kids should be raised to see race in order to understand “systemic racism.”
“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 oftentimes our skin color impacts how we are able to move around in our society,” it said.
It also said that the demographic of “white children” should be focused on, in particular, for education about “race” early in childhood.
“A special note for parents of white children: Our friends and colleagues raising children of color talk to their very young children about race as a matter of safety.
“We need to talk to white children early and often about their culture and identity and the true history of the United States of America.
“Eliminating racism means that people of all backgrounds must raise conscious, empathetic, and outspoken kids.”
Target also funds a YWCA chapter in St. Paul.
Another grantee is the National Urban League (NUL).
NUL advocates for federal laws restricting the Second Amendment as well as “alternatives to policing.”
Target claims it “accelerated” an “equity” agenda after the 2020 uproar over the death of George Floyd.
However, some of the grants were disbursed before then.
Target CEO Brian Cornell discussed Target’s DEI strategy on CBS Mornings in September 2022.
He said that a series of meetings on DEI in 2019 “prepared me for the murder of George Floyd.”
Cornell has also stated Target’s diversity strategy was good for business, according to Newsweek.
“The things we’ve done from a DE&I standpoint, it’s adding value, it’s helping us drive sales, it’s building greater engagement with both our teams and our guests,” he said.
“And those are just the right things for our business today.”
Financial records also revealed that Target is funding at least $2.1 million towards an organization called GLSEN.
GLSEN is pushing districts to adopt policies that would keep parents in the dark about their children’s in-school gender transitions.
The “woke” group provides sexually explicit books to schools for free and advocates for the integration of gender ideology at all levels of curriculum in public schools, including math classes.
Target also has a c-suite connection to GLSEN.
Carlos Saavedra is a vice president of brand marketing at Target and a treasurer at GLSEN.
The news comes as Target is already at the center of a firestorm after pushing a satanic-themed transgender clothing range for children.
The corporation faced complaints for selling “tuck-friendly” girls’ swimsuits for children.