Walmart, along with other major corporations, recently announced that it would stop selling merchandise that features the Confederate battle flag.
Young blacks in Macon, Georgia were not pleased with this decision; the battle flag is dear to their hearts – and vengeance was swift. Only a few days later, about a hundred black youths showed their displeasure by ransacking a local Walmart, as seen here:
They have a point. Walmart’s decision is clearly racist, as blacks have always been prominent in Southern society. The removal of symbols of Southern heritage thus has a disproportionate effect on blacks.
Walmart should learn from Stan Marshall, whose heroic stance was recently documented by Diversity Chronicle:
In a move that has earned praise from many progressives, but sneers and ridicule from the radical and racist right, Stan Marshall, the CEO of “Buy-Stuff-Cheap” a small chain of retail stores that sells everything from sneakers to refrigerators in eastern Maryland, recently banned employees from reporting the theft of store goods by “people of colour under any circumstances.”
Walmart, by furnishing the surveillance video to the police, is showing the world how bigoted it truly is. These courageous teens should be commended, not prosecuted!