Walmart shops in Mississippi will not dangle the state flag above their shops as a result of the flag comprises a design that has elements of the Confederate flag.
The Mississippi flag is the one state flag within the nation with an “X” sample, resembling the flag of the Confederate States of America.
Walmart spokesman Lorenzo Lopez stated the corporate would cease flying the Mississippi flag on high of its shops all through the state as a result of half due to the reference to the Confederacy.
“We know the design of the Mississippi state flag is being discussed by various stakeholders,” Lopez stated in a press release to 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.”
Lopez stated eradicating the flag from atop Walmart shops within 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 stated.