California NAACP Calls for Removal of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as National Anthem

California NAACP Calls for Removal of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as National Anthem

California NAACP Calls for Removal of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as National Anthem

The lyrics the organization are referring to are in the third verse that say "Their blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution/No refuge could save the hireling and slave/From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave".

She said some interpretations conclude that the lyrics celebrate the deaths of black American slaves fighting for freedom and the song should be replaced with something that supports all our values.

The left-wing NAACP in California wants to dump the national anthem, fantasizing the patriotic tune is somehow racist, according to CBS Sacramento.

One of the resolutions according to the Bee, was to support the removal of the anthem, while the other is an effort to get former player Colin Kaepernick onto a an National Football League team.

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"It's racist; it doesn't represent our community, it's anti-black", she said.

The "Star-Spangled Banner" has been our national anthem since 1931, but the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is looking to change that. "If we're going to talk about a song that's supposed to represent all people, let's really be serious about what we're talking about, or what is being sung", Hasson added.

Marc Clague, musicologist of the University of MI and board chairman of the Star Spangled Music Foundation, has argued that the song is not racist. "The term 'freemen, ' whose heroism is celebrated in the fourth stanza, would have encompassed both".

A home and a country, should leave us no more? Key owned slaves and opposed the abolition movement.

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The three resolutions are: I. Resolution calling for the removal from Congress the resolution making the star-spangled banner the National Anthem II.

"This song is wrong".

Huffman says the anthem is now dividing the nation. "So it won't kill us if it goes away".

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