Walmart has announced they will no longer display Mississippi state flags because they include the banner of the Confederacy.
On the heels of the NCAA's recent announcement, Walmart has made a change of their own. Recently, the NCAA shared that the organization would continue its ban against states that continue to tout the Confederate flag. They will continue to refuse to hold championship games in states that still honor the Confederate banner, the last of which is Mississippi.
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In an announcement made on Tuesday (June 23), Walmart stated that they would no longer carry the Mississippi state flag. "We know the design of the Mississippi state flag is being discussed by various stakeholders," Walmart told CNN Business. "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."
Back in 2015, Walmart made it a policy to no longer sell merchandise that displayed the Confederate flag. "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," said Walmart.
Unsurprisingly, there has already been some pushback from Southern patriots and people who don't think that this latest move from the company will help any cause.