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Walmart, the country's largest retailer, will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from its stores, the company told CNN Monday. The announcement is the latest indication that the flag, a symbol of the slave-holding South, has become toxic in the aftermath of a shooting last week at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. Gov. Nikki Haley announced in a Monday afternoon news conference that she supports removing the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds.
"We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer. We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the confederate flag from our assortment -- whether in our stores or on our web site,
originally posted by: RickinVa
I am not saying Walmarts decision is the right decision.
All I am saying is that this could get real interesting.... judging from the replies so far..... it's going to be a controversial decision to say the least.
Time to pop some popcorn.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
It seems to me (from what I've read here and across the internet) that the people who support the Confederate flag are making a bigger deal about it than the people who don't like it and want it taken down from state property. It seems they are the ones yelling and complaining the most about having to take down their flag.
Just an interesting observation. Something to sit for a second and go "Hm" about.