NAACP Rallies For ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ To Be Removed As National Anthem

The California chapter of the NAACP is pushing for ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ to be removed as the nation’s national anthem, claiming it is “racist” and “anti-black people.” The move has prompted outrage online.

The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) branch has zeroed in on a section of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ which is not typically sung at sporting events. In fact, many Americans are unaware of the controversial lyrics in the third stanza of the song.

“No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,” the lyrics state. The president of the NAACP’s California chapter, Alice Huffman, says some interpretations of the words have concluded that they celebrate the deaths of black slaves fighting for freedom.

“This song is wrong, it should never have been there. And just like we didn’t have it until 1931, it won’t kill us if it goes away,”Huffman told CBS Sacramento.

The NAACP president said it was NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ – which quickly spread among other football players to highlight racial injustice in the United States – that prompted her to examine the lyrics of the song. “It’s racist. It doesn’t represent our community. It’s anti-black people,” she said.

The chapter says it will present a resolution to the California legislature which will call for the removal of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as the national anthem. They hope state lawmakers will forward the resolution to Congress.

However, not everyone agrees with the NAACP’s assessment of the song. Some have taken to social media to express their outrage with the chapter’s claims.

“Stupidity alert,” one person wrote. They went on to call the NAACP a “racist all-black organization.”

Another person also took aim at the NAACP, calling it “nothing more than a group of self-serving bigots.” They also noted that such a claim would only happen in California – the state in which the commenter resides, according to their Twitter profile.

One Twitter user merely expressed confusion at the claim.“How are those words racist?” he asked.

Another person, however, appeared to agree that the song is racist. He suggested a new version be written “without the racist lyrics,” calling it the “2017 Equality Remix.”

The conversation over ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ comes amid several wider race-driven debates in the US, including the tearing down of Confederate statues and monuments across the country. Their removals have been deemed “sad” by President Donald Trump, who tweeted that “you can’t change history, but you can learn from it.”

Via RT.

  • Jolly Roger

    Good God….. stop your crying, and get off your ass and do some goddamn work. You won’t have time to worry about such nonsense.

    • cold340t

      Yep, them former Slaves sure are lazy! Like You, they have too much time on their hands. Now that Jim Crow is charge. Why is this played again? MAGA!

      • Zaphod Braden

        Reparations? Get them from your BROTHERS back in Africa who captured you and sold you to the Jewish slave traders…….. Like the OBAMAS
        Tearing down symbols of SLAVERY????? NEXT they will demand MYSTIC Seaport be closed because it has sailing ships and YANKEE sea captains ran the slave ships. OH! and all those “Tall Ships” celebrations are RACIST TOO..
        Wearing COTTON is a reminder of slavery ….. no Black should ever wear cotton ….. or eat watermelon or ribs.
        No more singing the Blues, or Jazz ….. all Black music originated in slavery …….

        • cold340t

          Dude those Mint Juleps are really going to Your head. MAGA!

          • Zaphod Braden

            read history

    • Joseph Conrad

      REPLACE IT WITH LIFT EVERY VOICE ! THE ANTHEM HAS DIVIDED THE NATION FOR
      DECADES & FEW KNEW OR CARED ! NOW, IT’S TIME…

    • Ld_Elon_Postman_RoyalMale

      LIFE is work … of nature.
      END OF DISCUSSION.

  • darthangel

    I said over a year ago that this is where it would all lead. Our national anthem is about common citizens banding together to resist the paid mercenaries of a royal tyrant. That is why the elites hate it and want to replace it, same way they want to tear down statues and erase history. The anthem celebrates the rights of the citizenry to defend themselves against out-of-touch, powermad state elites.

    Anyone seriously concerned about the police state would be singing the anthem louder than ever. To kneel during the anthem is to intentionally create a stigma around the anthem, so that the left can say “its too divisive, we need to replace it.”

    Also the line about “slaves” in the anthem refers to the paid mercenaries of King George, it has nothing to do with slaves working on plantations. It even refers to them as “hirelings” as well, so only someone purposely being deceitful is saying this is a song about “slavery”.

    • chris

      lol hardly, reading a lot into an old drunken bar song? it celebrates war ,nothing more. but the revolutionary war was not about freedom,but the usual thing ,money.”the British Government took away from America its representative money, commanded that paper bills of credit should be issued no more and cease to be legal tender, and collected the taxes in hard silver. This was in 1763. “

  • Zaphod Braden

    And Blacks wonder why the Whole World considers them STUPID.
    Stupid animals never heard of Jewish SLAVES in Egypt. Irish enslaved by Britain. People ENSLAVED to drugs. Slaves of all types and races through history.
    Reparations? Get them from your BROTHERS back in Africa who captured you and sold you to the Jewish slave traders……..
    Wearing COTTON is a reminder of slavery ….. no Black should ever wear cotton ….. or eat watermelon or ribs.
    No more singing the Blues, or Jazz ….. all Black music originated in slavery …….
    Tear down ALL the holocaust museums & Synagogues ……
    You must buy and read the Nation of Islam’s book, “The Secret Relationship Between Black and Jews”. It outlines how the jews funded, managed and ran the North and South American slave trade. Every comment is backed by facts – ironically, mostly ALL from jewish sources. You can watch brief videos on Minister Louis Farrakhan.
    https://youtu.be/Ut7I75Q_-zA a good summation
    Jews were behind the Transatlantic Slave Trade… The names of Jewish Slave Ships and their owners: The “Abigail -Caracoa” – Aaron Lopez, Moses Levy, Jacob Crown, Isaac Levy, Nathan Simpson – “The Nassau” – Moses Levy The “Four Sisters” – Moses Levy The “Anne” and The “Eliza” – Justus Bosch and John Abrams The “Prudent Betty” – Henry Cruger and Jacob Phoenix The “Hester” – Mordeci and David Gomez The “Elizabeth” – Mordecai and David Gomez The “Antigua” – Nathan Marston and Abram Lyell The “Betsy” – Wm. De Woolf The “Polly” – James De Woolf The “White Horse” – Jan De Sweevts the “Expedition” – John and Jacob Roosevelt the “Charlotte” – Moses and Sam Levy – “The Franks” Jacob Franks Moses and Sam Levy Jacob Rader Marcus – “All through the eighteenth century, into the early nineteenth, Jews in the North were to own black servants; in the South, the few plantations owned by Jews were tilled with slave labor. In 1820, over 75 percent of all -Jewish- families in Charleston, Richmond, and Savannah owned slaves, employed as domestic servants; almost 40 percent of all -Jewish- householders in the United States owned one slave or more. There were no protests against slavery as such by Jews in the South, where they were always outnumbered at least 100 to 1….But very few Jews anywhere in the United States protested against chattel slavery on moral grounds.” United States Jewry, 1776-1985 (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1989), p. 586.

  • Sameold

    Do the blacks have to reparations since they also owned slaves in America?

  • Cranford Ducain

    I would be interested in discussing this point but only after you black parents get your sons to pull up their pants and start to act like gentlemen when in public.

  • Alabama Mothman

    I read that verse and cant understand word of it. And I know they damn sure cant.

  • chris

    i don’t think anyone has ever seen or heard the 3rd verse. wtf would a national theme song have verses? . lol it needs to be removed because it has no place in sports period.