Walmart just caved again to the illiberal mob and will acquiesce to their demands over a state flag.
Mississippi has around 38 percent African American population and held a statewide vote on their flag back in 2001 on the flag.
More than 60 percent voted to keep the state flag as it is and now the state is under pressure to change it.
Governor Tate Reeves has refused but college athletes are protesting and now Walmart is joining the chorus. Probably just a matter of time before they change it the way this country has lost its mind lately.
From The Memphis Commercial Appeal:
Walmart is no longer displaying the Mississippi state flag in its stores, a company spokesperson said Tuesday.
“We know the design of the Mississippi state flag is being discussed by various stakeholders,” Walmart spokesperson Anne Hatfield said in an emailed statement. “While the issue continues to be discussed, we’ve made the decision to remove the Mississippi state flag from display in its current form from our stores.”
Hatfield said stores displaying state flags “is a common practice nationwide.” However, the Mississippi state flag features a Confederate emblem and has faced increased scrutiny amid protests against racial justice throughout the country and calls to remove Confederate memorials.
Hatfield said Walmart removed the Mississippi state flag “from our stores a couple of weeks ago.”
On Tuesday, the Mississippi Baptist Convention called for the state to change its flag, with its executive director calling it “a relic of racism and a symbol of hatred,” the Clarion Ledger reported.
“We believe it’s the right thing to do, and is consistent with Walmart’s position to not sell merchandise with the confederate flag from stores and online sites, as part of our commitment to provide a welcoming and inclusive experience for all of our customers in the communities we serve,” Hatfield said
In 2015, Walmart said it removed all items for sale online and in-store that promoted the Confederate flag. Google links to Mississippi state flag merchandise on Walmart.com resulted in error pages on the website Tuesday afternoon.
The flag’s display in Walmart stores has been scrutinized before. In 2016, a Change.org petition calling for the removal of the Mississippi state flag inside a Walmart in Laurel, Mississippi, garnered a handful of supporters.