Amazon has announced that they are pulling all merchandise featuring the Confederate flag off of their website.
Amazon has become the latest retailer to announce that they are pulling all Confederate flag merchandise off of their website.
BREAKING: #Amazon to pull down Confederate flag merchandise from its site
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 23, 2015
Amazon has followed the lead of Walmart, Sears, Kmart and eBay as corporate America have realized that selling a symbol of racism and hatred is not good business.
Before Amazon made their decision public, ABC News reported that sales of Confederate flags were skyrocketing on the online retailer, “The top five biggest sales rank gainers on Amazon.com, or “movers and shakers,” in the last 24 hours are all Confederate flag products, according to the website.”
Some of the run on flags is likely due to misguided, greedy people who think that the Confederate flag is going to be banned, so they believe that they are “investing” in an item that they will be able to make an enormous profit on in the future. Other buyers are most likely the same sort of deluded folks who believe that every time President Obama utters the word gun, this means that the black helicopters are coming to confiscate all firearms.
It is mind-boggling that it took the deaths of nine African-Americans in a church for many of the nation’s largest retailers to see that selling Confederate flag merchandise is wrong.
America’s retailers saw no issue with selling a symbol of racism until a few days ago. Corporate America is doing the right thing, but this change would never have occurred without pressure from the American people.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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