Those on the left often pressure businesses into caving to their politically correct demands, but the tables were recently turned after a police union decided to pressure Walmart over one of its apparel lines.
Walmart has been selling racially-charged clothing featuring Black Lives Matter branding, and the Fraternal Order of Police wasn’t too happy about it. According to the Daily Caller, FOP President Chuck Canterbury sent a letter to the company warning it against “profiting from racial division,” a BLM specialty, and in a stunning turn of events it was actually effective.
“At a time of year when we as a nation and indeed, as a world, should be coming together in hopes of peace on Earth and goodwill toward men, these third party sellers are profiting from racial division,” Canterbury wrote, before calling Walmart out for “commercializing our differences.
“Commercializing our differences will not help our local police and communities to build greater trust and respect for one another. Turning a buck on strained relationships will not contribute to the healing process,” he added.
The sweatshirt Canterbury was concerned about had “Black Lives Matter” written across the front of it and underneath was the word “Bulletproof.” On Tuesday, Walmart announced it would be removing the product from its website.
“Like other online retailers, we have a marketplace with millions of items offered by third parties that includes Blue Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter merchandise. After hearing concerns from customers, we are removing the specific item with the ‘bulletproof’ reference,” the company said in a statement.
Walmart features other merchandise promoting BLM, but it hasn’t said whether or not it plans to remove it from its website. However, this small victory is a major first step in combatting the divisive and toxic rhetoric espoused by BLM and other racial warriors, and no doubt sends a message that things are indeed about to change in this country.
Change for the better, of course…