Walmart Pulling Confederate Flag Merchandise off its Shelves

The country’s largest retailer Walmart announced plans to CNN today that Confederate flag merchandise will be removed from its stores.  The decision 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 today that she supports removing the Confederate flag from the state Capitol grounds.
Walmart.com carries the Confederate flag as well as attire featuring the flag’s design, such as T-shirts and belt buckles.

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