But while the politicians debate, corporate America is seizing the opportunity to act, certainly in response to the widespread public anguish over the Charleston church murders.
Corporate America Hears the Outrage: Walmart and Amazon to Pull Confederate MerchandiseEven the traditionally conservative company Walmart has publically announced today that they are removing all of their Confederate flag merchandise from their stores. The discount retail store and corporate behemoth stocks their shelves with T-shirts, underwear, miniature flags and other Confederate memorabilia.
An Amazon spokesperson confirms the company will join Walmart and pull down Confederate flag merchandise… According to recent Amazon data, online sales of five different versions of the flag have spiked between 1,350% and 3,620% within the last 24 hours.
The Confederate Flag – A Nonpartisan IssueEven though it’s technically a “state” issue, politicos from left and right are putting pressure on South Carolina to make the right call. In the video above, lefty Bernie Sanders, the 2016 presidential grassroots candidate from Vermont, weighed in on the use of the Confederate flag:
“The events last week remind us – how far we yet have to go in order to create a non-racist society.
I am not the Governor of South Carolina. I am not in the South Carolina legislature and I do not live in South Carolina.
But I do believe that the time is long overdue for the people of South Carolina to remove the confederate flag from the State House grounds in Columbia. That flag is a relic of our nation’s stained racial history. It should come down. If any good can come of the terrible tragedy in Charleston, it is that the people of South Carolina now have the opportunity to finally turn the page of our past.”Is it time for the Confederate flag to retire as a museum piece? Let us know what you think in the comments below.