Muslim woman files discrimination complaint against Target over wrong name on cup

Muslim woman files discrimination complaint against Target over wrong name on cup
Royalty-free stock photo ID: 601622951 Muslim girl in black hijab on green background.

A Muslim woman has filed a discrimination complaint against Target Corp. after she said a Starbucks barista at the Midway Target store in St. Paul wrote “ISIS” on her cup instead of her name.The woman submitted the complaint Monday to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the state’s civil rights enforcement agency.Target said after its own internal investigation of the employee that the act wasn’t deliberate.The woman, who identifies as a Black, Muslim woman of Somali descent who often wears a hijab head covering, visited the Target on July 1 with a friend around 6:30 pm and ordered a dri...

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