The flag is the perfect symbol of white supremacy. It's like the swastika. Take it away and people like Roof don't feel like they are being displaced from their rightful place at the top of the food chain.
So? They still commited horrendous crimes. Why should they be idolized?Second difference: The latter are people. The former is a symbol.
A company made a choice. It was their choice to make. It was their right to make it. There is nothing that dictates they have to sell confederate merchandise. If you disagree with their decision, DONT SHOP THERE! Or at the very least buy your racist crap elsewhere. If you have money and want to buy this garbage I am sure someone will sell it to you. Why is this anymore complicated than that?
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey