Tag: #ConfederateFlag

Alabama Physically Removes Confederate Flags Without Delay

While South Carolina’s state legislators debated whether to debate taking down the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds, Alabama’s governor directed the four flags flying over a memorial in his state’s Capitol grounds be removed — and by Wednesday morning they were gone. “This is the right thing to do,” Alabama…

Major Retailers Remove Confederate-Themed Products

Walmart (one of DiversityInc’s 25 Noteworthy Companies) announced Monday night that it was pulling all Confederate-themed merchandise from its shelves, and by lunchtime Tuesday, the nation’s largest retailer was joined by Sears, eBay and Amazon in banning the Confederate flag and related products. The controversial symbol, which has it roots…

Confederate Flag Supporters Dwindle Only in the Wake of Charleston

The Charleston tragedy has sparked controversy over whether or not the Confederate flag should fly at the state’s capitol, even causing the hashtag #ConfederateFlag to trend on social media. While many people, perhaps most notably South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, have now called to remove the flag because of the…

Social Media, Pressure Bring Racism Center Stage

It took the actions of a white supremacist to finally convince white political leaders in South Carolina to call for the Confederate flag to be brought down. While the move was widely applauded, the gesture was largely symbolic and further proof that staunch, long-held beliefs can easily change with enough…