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Non-profit sues Kellog’s, Target for race-based discrimination

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AFL also sent a letter addressed to Kellog’s CEO Steven Cahillane, asking that the employer “immediately cease and desist from all contracting and employment practices that discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, or sex, and/or that are designed to “match the combined demographics” of any racial or other group.”

Recently, an Ohio-based asset management firm cautioned McDonald’s about its pursuit of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace – claiming that these policies could lead to legal actions against the company, especially after a recent Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action.

AFL sues Target over ESG, DEI mandates

AFL’s lawsuit against Kellogg’s came just a day after the group also filed a case against Target and its board of directors on behalf of Brian Craig, a Target shareholder. The group claimed that Target is betraying customers and shareholders with “misleading representations about its environmental, social and governance (ESG) and DEI mandates, and causing Target shareholders to lose billions of dollars.

AFL noted that Target’s management has adopted “supplier diversity” targets, including a majority of collections to be made by “LGBTQIA+ creators and brands” in 2022, and engaged in “the odious and illegal practice of race-based hiring by adopting a plan to increase its ‘representation of Black team members across the Company by 20 percent’.”

“Target’s management has misled investors, assuring them that the corporation oversees social and political issues and risks to protect shareholders, when behind closed doors, it works for its extremist hard-left ‘stakeholders’ at the expense of its customers and shareholders,” said the group.

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