Target has removed its “civil rights” education kits from its stores after social media users noticed a serious mistake.
Bendon's “Civil Rights Magnetic Learning Activities” were removed from Target stores after three historic black leaders were misidentified. the hill report.
Three magnets depicting the names of Webb Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and Carter G. Woodson incorrectly displayed illustrations of other unmatched historical figures in the set, the self-proclaimed U.S. The history teacher explained this in a video posted on TikTok. She called for kits purportedly purchased for children in advance of Black History Month to be “removed” from Target store shelves “immediately” after opening.
“First of all, this is not Carter G. Woodson. It's W.E.B. DuBois. Look at his stash,” the woman said, comparing the misidentified illustration to a photo of DuBois.
@issatete I don't know who needs to fix it, but it still needs to be removed from the shelves. Anyone can miss a mistake, but it only takes one person to point it out and ask for it to be corrected. #Black history #blackhistorymonth #blacktiktok ♬ Original song – Tete Issa
“I understand, mistakes happen. But this needs to be fixed as soon as possible,” the woman said.
Target confirmed in an email statement obtained by Nexstar that the activity kits are no longer available for purchase in stores. Bendon removed the product from its website and Amazon page on Friday, The Hill reported. (Related: New York middle school celebrates Black History Month with 'inexcusably insensitive' meal)
“This product is no longer available for sale in stores and online. We have also confirmed that the product's publisher is aware of the error,” a Target spokesperson wrote.
“Like I said, I'm an American history teacher. I wasn't going to miss that,” a TikTok user said in the comments. video Made after the recall. “I wasn't going to leave it this way for the sake of my 200 students, and I wasn't going to leave it this way for the sake of my two babies who I'm responsible for teaching.”