Walmart Takes Down Mississippi Flag Due To Confederate Banner Imagery

Walmart Takes Down Mississippi Flag Due To Confederate Banner Imagery

Several public universities, including the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University, previously stopped raising the controversial state flag.

This comes one particular day immediately after the SEC announced that conference championships or occasions would no longer consider area if MS continues to contain the Confederate emblem as their state flag. "We encourage our governor and state Legislature to take the necessary steps to adopt a new flag for the state of MS that represents the dignity of every Mississippian and promotes unity rather than division".

The new N-C-A-A policy was revealed last Friday - the day for the observance of Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the U-S.

Walmart stores in MS will no longer hang the state flag above their stores because the flag contains a design that has components of the Confederate flag.

On Monday, the Conference USA Board of Directors voted not to hold conference championship events in MS until the Confederate emblem is removed from the flag.

Lopez said removing the flag from atop Walmart stores in the Southern state was the "right thing to do".

What they're saying: "Displaying state flags in our stores is a common practice nationwide". SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey also called for the flag to be changed and said his league could take the same action.

However, some lawmakers in MS have said is an "inappropriate overreach".

Mississippi State star Kylin Hill - one of the best football players in the country - is demanding the state makes changes to its flag. or "I won't be representing this State anymore". He called on other athletes in MS to take a similar stand as Hill.

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