Walmart Pulls State Flag From Mississippi Stores

| Washington Examiner

Walmart shoppers in Mississippi might notice a change in the flag hanging above their local store.

On Tuesday, Walmart spokesman Lorenzo Lopez announced that the company would no longer fly the Mississippi flag above stores in the state because part of the design pays homage to the Confederacy. “We know the design of the Mississippi state flag is being discussed by various stakeholders,” Lopez said in a 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."

The Mississippi flag is the only state flag in the United States featuring an "X" pattern referencing the flag of the Confederate States of America. Lopez said removing the flag from atop Walmart stores in the Southern state was the "right thing to do."

“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,” Lopez continued. READ MORE

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