The South Carolina and American flags flying at half-staff behind the Confederate flag erected in front of the State Congress building in Columbia, South Carolina on June 19, 2015. Police captured the white suspect in a gun massacre at one of the oldest black churches in Charleston in the United States, the latest deadly assault to feed simmering racial tensions. Police detained 21-year-old Dylann Roof, shown wearing the flags of defunct white supremacist regimes in pictures taken from social media, after nine churchgoers were shot dead during bible study on Wednesday. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Walmart had the following to say:
“We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer,” Walmart said in a statement Monday. “We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores or on our web site.
“We have a process in place to help lead us to the right decisions when it comes to the merchandise we sell,” said the company, which is based in rural Bentonville, Arkansas. “Still, at times, items make their way into our assortment improperly — this is one of those instances.”
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