My wife and myself along with our 4 year old son, went to Target and we were discriminated by the cashier because we were going to use our EBT as our method of paying for our items. I am African American mixed with Sicillian, my wife is of Hispanic origin, and our son is mixed.
The cashier blaintly told me: "oh, your going to pay with that?". I asked her is there a problem with that ma'am? she stated: "Only your kind pays with the type of card your going to pay with"! We called Target and spoke with the LOD and explained to him what had happened, and he didn't want to give out his name, and if that was the reason we were calling, then to stop calling, because "our life is so ghetto and we are just miserable".
He then hung up on us, and we finally got his name...Kenny! We called Target Corporation, and they seemed like they didn't care, like it didn't mean anything for their employees to discriminate when ever they felt like it. Guest Relations transferred us to Malcom, in which we explained everything to him on what had happened, and he said he would get back to us and speak with the Manager of the Target where the incident occurred, and would call us back...He never called us back, the manager Kristin of that location called us back and stated to us, "well their is nothing that I can personally do...But please come back to my store and spend money"! We were humiliated and embarrassed because of this situation, and it seems like Target has no moral ethics, nor business ethics.
For Target to allow it's employees to discriminate customers, it's not ok and it shows they lack in Customer Service.
I guess Target is being well-known for discrimination because it not only discriminates customers but also certain employees of certain origins.