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Target CEO Brian Cornell Says Focus on Diversity 'Good Business Decision'

Target decided to remove some of its LGBTQ+ pride merchandise following a backlash of some of its trans-friendly products, the company's CEO, Brian Cornell spoke out in praise of the retailer embracing diversity to make "good business decisions" and drive up sales.Cornell said on Fortune's Leadership Next podcast last week that the company realized it "had to do more" in terms of its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2020.Target made "some bold commitments" to increase Black representation among its team members across the country—companies, vendors, and service providers—and accelerate opportunities for them, Cornell said.Urged by the podcast's hosts to comment on criticisms accusing Target and other brands of profiteering from "woke" capitalism by embracing DE&I initiatives, Cornell said that the retailer's choices were driven by a desire to "do the right thing" for "all families" in the United States."When we think about purpose at Target, it's really about helping all the families, and that 'all' word is really important," Cornell said. "So we want to do the right thing to support families across the country.

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Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has many lakes, and is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord. Minnesota is the 12th largest in area and the 22nd most populous of the U.S. states; nearly 55% of its residents live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area (known as the "Twin Cities"). This area has the largest concentration of transportation, business, industry, education, and government in the state. Urban centers in "Greater Minnesota" include Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester and St. Cloud.