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'Target Tammy' Tells Black Women 'You Are Perfect for the Court System': Video

"You guys should all go to court because you're trained liars," a woman said to three friends shopping for hats.

Three Black women were shopping at a Target store in Nashville, Tenn., when an angry woman verbally harassed them, saying the women "Don't belong here" and that they are "perfect for the court system."

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'Baby Daddy’ Father's Day Card Featuring a Black Couple Slammed by Shoppers

American Greetings says it "missed the mark" and Target pulls the card from shelves.

"Baby Daddy" is a term used to refer to a man who is the father of a woman's child whom she did not marry. American Greetings, the world's biggest producer of greeting cards, decided to create cards for Father's Day with a "Baby Daddy" theme and feature a silhouette of a Black man and woman.

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Michigan Black Woman Files Suit Against Target for Being Profiled, Cuffed, Dragged, Embarrassed and Stripped

Target apologizes, fires staff, and continues to roll out company-wide unconscious bias trainings.

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A Black woman is suing Target for profiling in a Southfield Michigan store that forced her to strip down to her undergarments to prove she wasn't a thief.

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Women in Tech: 'The Culture is the Problem'

"The culture is the problem. And the solution, graduates, is you," Reshma Saujani told Harvard graduates.

By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. Graduates in the United States are on track to fill 29 percent of those jobs. Women are on track to fill just 3 percent.

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KEY RESULTS

  • Blacks, Latinos and Asians on Board of Directors: 77.4% more than the Top 50
  • Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in Senior Leadership: 32.4% more than the Top 50
  • Level 1 Mentoring Participation: 26.6% more than the Top 50

BEST PRACTICES

Target is continuing its focus on a three-year diversity and inclusion plan and saw significant progress over the last year. One facet of this plan is increasing its diverse representation throughout it ranks, and these efforts have paid off.

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Transgender Equality Embraced as U.S. Judge Blocks Obama's Bathroom Policy

As Target and General Services Administration embrace trans equality, Texas judge brings it to a halt.

A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California September 30, 2014. REUTERS

A federal judge blocked Obama administration guidance that transgender public school students must be allowed to use bathrooms of their choice, granting a nationwide injunction sought by a group of 13 states led by Texas.

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WHY THEY'RE ON THE LIST

KEY RESULTS

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DiversityInc Top 50 Companies Endorse Equality Act

It is still legal to fire someone for being gay in 32 states. The Equality Act would end employee discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

60 businesses, including numerous DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity and 25 Noteworthy Companies, have publicly endorsed the Equality Act of 2015, a bill that would put an end to workplace discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and gender identity — which is still currently legal in most states.

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Engaging Middle Management in Diversity and Inclusion

Three experts present some key methods in getting middle managers invested in a company's diversity initiatives.

By Michael Nam

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Target Wins Right to Sell Rosa Parks Merchandise

"Parks's refusal to cede ground in the face of continued injustice has made her among the most revered heroines of our national story; her role in American history cannot be over-emphasized."

Rosa Parks plaque sold at Target

Target (No. 25 on DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity) won a lawsuit last week against the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute, allowing the company to continue selling Rosa Parks merchandise.

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Stereotype-free Halloween Costumes for Kids

Target and Disney lead the way; Party City clings to the past.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Target Pays $2.8 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

The practices in question affected a small fraction of job applicants and ceased several years ago.

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Target (No. 25 on DiversityInc's 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity) has agreed to pay $2.8 million in a discrimination suit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency revealed Monday.

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