Target sued over ludicrously racist training document

The document pointed out that not all Hispanics eat tacos.
The document pointed out that not all Hispanics eat tacos.

Three Latino ex-Target employees are suing the company for discrimination and retaliation, in part because of a preposterously racist training document that officials acknowledge was used at one distribution center.

SEE ALSO: Target renames "Orina" sandal after learning word means urine in Spanish [IMAGE]

The training document was meant to help managers deal with "Hispanic" employees.

Here, via Courthouse News, is what it said:

"This document instructs managers to note differences among Hispanic employees, and states the following:

a. Food: not everyone eats tacos and burritos;
b. Music: not everyone dances to salsa;
c. Dress: not everyone wears a sombrero;
d. Mexicans (lower education level, some may be undocumented);
e. Cubans (Political refugees, legal status, higher education level); and
f. They may say 'OK, OK' and pretend to understand, when they do not, just to save face."

In a statement, Target apologized for the document:

It is never Target's intent to offend our team members or guests and we apologize. The content of the document referenced is not representative of who Target is. We strive at all times to be a place where our team and guests feel welcome, valued and respected. This document, which was used during conversations at one distribution center, was never part of any formal or company-wide training. We take accountability for its contents and are truly sorry.

-- h/t: Slate --

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at [email protected]

Sponsor Content


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >