CNN is reporting that Walmart has decided to stop selling merchandize promoting the logo of the confederate flag.
“We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer,” Walmart spokesman Brian Nick said. “We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores or on our web site. We have a process in place to help lead us to the right decisions when it comes to the merchandise we sell. Still, at times, items make their way into our assortment improperly — this is one of those instances.”
The confederate flag, a symbol of racism and a favorite icon of white supremacy groups, has come under fire since Dylann Roof – one of its followers – went into a predominantly black Church in Charleston South Carolina and murdered nine people as they held a Bible study. South Carolina’s governor Nikki Haley has finally suggested removing the flag from certain government facilities in her state.