Published On: Tue, Jun 23rd, 2015

Sears, Walmart to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise

Walmart and Sears, two of the country's largest retailers, will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from their stores.

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Eddie Lampert‘s Sears Holdings Corporation, which operates Sears and Kmart said it would remove confederate flag merchandise sold by third-party vendors online. It does not currently sell confederate flags at its stores, Sears Holdings spokesman Chris Brathwaite told CNN.

Walmart also said it will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from their stores. The two of the country’s largest retailers, will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from their stores.

Sears joint Walmart announcement, two of the country’s largest retailers,  ments are the latest indication that the flag, a symbol of the slave-holding South, has become toxic in the aftermath of a shooting last week at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. Gov. Nikki Haley announced in a Monday afternoon news conference that she supports removing the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds….

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