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California NAACP proposes eradicating ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ as nationwide anthem

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“The Star-Spangled Banner,” most just lately caught up within the contentious NFL kneeling debate, is as soon as once more within the highlight. This time the California NAACP needs it eliminated because the nationwide anthem.

The group has stated it needs to introduce a decision to state lawmakers that proposes eradicating the Francis Scott Key manufacturing because the nation’s official music.

California and Hawaii NAACP president Alice Huffman introduced up the thought at a current NAACP state conference — together with two resolutions to help Colin Kaepernick and to censure President Donald Trump after he used profanity towards NFL gamers who knelt through the anthem.

The proposal isn’t supposed to disrespect the flag, Huffman stated.

“We’re not trying to protest the flag at all,” Huffman stated. “We’re protesting this racist song that has caused so much controversy in America, and we’re just trying to get it removed. So, whatever comes out in the future as a national anthem, we can all stand proudly and sing it.”

Huffman is referring to the not often sung third stanza of “The Star-Spangled Banner”:

  • A member of the staff and Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle David Irving (95) throw up a fist just after the playing of the national anthem as members of the armed services hold an American flag before the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. Photo: Roger Steinman, AP / FR171255 AP

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  • Colin Kaepernick, former NFL quarterback: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." Photo: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

  • Charles Woodson, former NFL defensive back: "When we talk about Colin Kaepernick and the stand that he’s taking, he’s saying, ‘Look, let there be justice for all of us.' ... So I actually applaud him for having the gall to stand up when he knew what kind of ridicule he was going to get, when most people would not do it, when he knew the backlash he was going to get." Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

  • Michael Bennett, Seahawks defensive end: "I love hot dogs, like any other American. I love football like any other American. But I don't love segregation. I don't love riots. I don't love oppression. I don't love gender slander. And I just want to see people have equality that they deserve. " Photo: GENNA MARTIN, SEATTLEPI.COM / SEATTLEPI.COM

  • Richard Sherman, Seahawks cornerback: "People are so worried about (Michael Bennett) sitting down during the National Anthem that they completely miss that message a lot of times.  They want to be more angry at the action than the message.  That is an unfortunate part of the world we live in nowadays.  I wish that people would take it for what it is and make a difference and go out there and try and combat against racism, fascism, unnecessary violence, guys being discriminated against, you know, he was doing nothing wrong." Photo: Elaine Thompson/AP

  • Justin Britt, Seahawks center: " I'm not against what the flag means and veterans. My dad was in the Army. So I'm not putting any disrespect to them. I'm just trying to understand the issues, trying to educate myself more in that regard and showing support." Photo: Genna Martin/SeattlePI

  • Arian Foster, former NFL running back: "If it's about the knee that people are upset about, every Sunday people of faith take a knee to give thanks to their Lord and savior, whatever faith or religion that they are. It's not about a knee ... it's about the message. They say it's not the time to do this, but when is the time?" Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

  • Eric Reid, 49ers safety: "It baffles me that our protest is still being misconstrued as disrespectful to the country, flag and military personnel. We chose it because it’s exactly the opposite. It has always been my understanding that the brave men and women who fought and died for our country did so to ensure that we could live in a fair and free society, which includes the right to speak out in protest. It should go without saying that I love my country and I’m proud to be an American. But, to quote James Baldwin, 'exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.'" Photo: Michael Zagaris/Getty Images

  • Doug Baldwin, Seahawks wide receiver: "The overwhelming and most profound message is that we claim to have equality and liberty for all people. And some people feel that's not the case. So maybe we should listen to them. Maybe we should listen to what their thoughts are and see if we can't be better." Photo: SEATTLEPI.COM / SEATTLEPI.COM

  • Brandon Marshall, Broncos linebacker: "I’m not against the military. I’m not against the police or America. I’m against social injustice.." Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

  • Marcus Peters, Chiefs cornerback: "I come from a majority black community from Oakland, California ... so the struggle, I seen it. I still have some family in the struggle. All I'm saying is we want to educate those, the youth that's coming up." Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

  • Wesley Woodyard, Titans linebacker: "I feel like America is in a bad place right now, with all the racial tension. We have to be better than our ancestors were. It's 2017, and we're still struggling with issues we had in the 1930s." Photo: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

  • Michael Thomas, Dolphins safety: "It’s time to find solutions. People aren’t crying wolf -- this is our reality. People feel their lives are worth less than those who aren’t of color." Photo: Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images

  • DeSean Jackson, Buccaneers wide receiver: "I felt the need to do it. I felt like I’ve been silent long enough. It’s a bigger problem out there in the communities, in our society, things like the type of situations (where) people losing their lives, families like that. Little kids going home and not having their parents no more because of crazy things going on; so as far as the response, whatever the response is, that’s what it is, but I felt that it was time for me to make a stance and speak up on it." Photo: Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

  • Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles safety: "There's just a lot of things systematically that have been set up in this country since its inception that really ... put minorities, especially African Americans, at a disadvantage. ... So we want to continue to keep that conversation going, push it to as many people as we can, obviously while also doing our part in bringing forth change.." Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

  • Chris Long, Eagles defensive end: "There are some people who say they don’t want politics in sports. I don’t remember a time when fighting white supremacy was a political issue, but evidently it is for a couple people in this country, and that’s unfortunate." Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images



Photo: Roger Steinman, AP

A member of the employees and Dallas Cowboys defensive deal with David Irving (95) throw up a fist simply after the taking part in of the nationwide anthem as members of the armed providers maintain an American flag earlier than the primary half of an NFL soccer sport in opposition to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. much less
A member of the employees and Dallas Cowboys defensive deal with David Irving (95) throw up a fist simply after the taking part in of the nationwide anthem as members of the armed providers maintain an American flag earlier than the primary … extra


Photo: Roger Steinman, AP


Click by the slideshow to see extra.

Click by the slideshow to see extra.



Colin Kaepernick, former NFL quarterback: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

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Colin Kaepernick, former NFL quarterback: “I’m not going to face up to take pride in a flag for a rustic that oppresses black individuals and folks of coloration. To me, that is larger than soccer and it could be

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Photo: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images


Charles Woodson, former NFL defensive again: “When we talk about Colin Kaepernick and the stand that he’s taking, he’s saying, ‘Look, let there be justice for all of us.’ … So I actually applaud him for having the gall to stand up when he knew what kind of ridicule he was going to get, when most people would not do it, when he knew the backlash he was going to get.”

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Charles Woodson, former NFL defensive again: “When we speak about Colin Kaepernick and the stand that he’s taking, he’s saying, ‘Look, let there be justice for all of us.’ … So I really applaud him for

… extra


Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images


Michael Bennett, Seahawks defensive finish: “I love hot dogs, like any other American. I love football like any other American. But I don’t love segregation. I don’t love riots. I don’t love oppression. I don’t love gender slander. And I just want to see people have equality that they deserve. “

much less

Michael Bennett, Seahawks defensive finish: “I really like scorching canines, like some other American. I really like soccer like some other American. But I do not love segregation. I do not love riots. I do not love oppression. I do not

… extra


Photo: GENNA MARTIN, SEATTLEPI.COM


Richard Sherman, Seahawks cornerback: “People are so worried about (Michael Bennett) sitting down during the National Anthem that they completely miss that message a lot of times.  They want to be more angry at the action than the message.  That is an unfortunate part of the world we live in nowadays.  I wish that people would take it for what it is and make a difference and go out there and try and combat against racism, fascism, unnecessary violence, guys being discriminated against, you know, he was doing nothing wrong.”

much less

Richard Sherman, Seahawks cornerback: “People are so nervous about (Michael Bennett) sitting down through the National Anthem that they fully miss that message a whole lot of instances.  They need to be extra indignant

… extra


Photo: Elaine Thompson/AP


Justin Britt, Seahawks heart: ” I’m not against what the flag means and veterans. My dad was in the Army. So I’m not putting any disrespect to them. I’m just trying to understand the issues, trying to educate myself more in that regard and showing support.”

much less

Justin Britt, Seahawks heart: ” I am not in opposition to what the flag means and veterans. My dad was within the Army. So I am not placing any disrespect to them. I am simply attempting to know the problems, attempting to

… extra


Photo: Genna Martin/SeattlePI


Arian Foster, former NFL operating again: “If it’s about the knee that people are upset about, every Sunday people of faith take a knee to give thanks to their Lord and savior, whatever faith or religion that they are. It’s not about a knee … it’s about the message. They say it’s not the time to do this, but when is the time?”

much less

Arian Foster, former NFL operating again: “If it is in regards to the knee that persons are upset about, each Sunday individuals of religion take a knee to provide due to their Lord and savior, no matter religion or faith that

… extra


Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images


Eric Reid, 49ers security: “It baffles me that our protest is still being misconstrued as disrespectful to the country, flag and military personnel. We chose it because it’s exactly the opposite. It has always been my understanding that the brave men and women who fought and died for our country did so to ensure that we could live in a fair and free society, which includes the right to speak out in protest. It should go without saying that I love my country and I’m proud to be an American. But, to quote James Baldwin, ‘exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.'”

much less

Eric Reid, 49ers security: “It baffles me that our protest continues to be being misconstrued as disrespectful to the nation, flag and navy personnel. We selected it as a result of it’s precisely the other. It has at all times

… extra


Photo: Michael Zagaris/Getty Images


Doug Baldwin, Seahawks broad receiver: “The overwhelming and most profound message is that we claim to have equality and liberty for all people. And some people feel that’s not the case. So maybe we should listen to them. Maybe we should listen to what their thoughts are and see if we can’t be better.”

much less

Doug Baldwin, Seahawks broad receiver: “The overwhelming and most profound message is that we declare to have equality and liberty for all individuals. And some individuals really feel that is not the case. So perhaps we should always

… extra


Photo: SEATTLEPI.COM


Brandon Marshall, Broncos linebacker: “I’m not against the military. I’m not against the police or America. I’m against social injustice..”

Brandon Marshall, Broncos linebacker: “I’m not against the military. I’m not against the police or America. I’m against social injustice..”


Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images


Marcus Peters, Chiefs cornerback: “I come from a majority black community from Oakland, California … so the struggle, I seen it. I still have some family in the struggle. All I’m saying is we want to educate those, the youth that’s coming up.”

much less

Marcus Peters, Chiefs cornerback: “I come from a majority black neighborhood from Oakland, California … so the battle, I seen it. I nonetheless have some household within the battle. All I am saying is we need to educate

… extra


Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images


Wesley Woodyard, Titans linebacker: “I feel like America is in a bad place right now, with all the racial tension. We have to be better than our ancestors were. It’s 2017, and we’re still struggling with issues we had in the 1930s.”

much less

Wesley Woodyard, Titans linebacker: “I really feel like America is in a nasty place proper now, with all of the racial stress. We must be higher than our ancestors have been. It’s 2017, and we’re nonetheless fighting

… extra


Photo: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images


Michael Thomas, Dolphins security: “It’s time to find solutions. People aren’t crying wolf — this is our reality. People feel their lives are worth less than those who aren’t of color.”

Michael Thomas, Dolphins security: “It’s time to find solutions. People aren’t crying wolf — this is our reality. People feel their lives are worth less than those who aren’t of color.”


Photo: Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images


DeSean Jackson, Buccaneers broad receiver: “I felt the need to do it. I felt like I’ve been silent long enough. It’s a bigger problem out there in the communities, in our society, things like the type of situations (where) people losing their lives, families like that. Little kids going home and not having their parents no more because of crazy things going on; so as far as the response, whatever the response is, that’s what it is, but I felt that it was time for me to make a stance and speak up on it.”

much less

DeSean Jackson, Buccaneers broad receiver: “I felt the necessity to do it. I felt like I’ve been silent lengthy sufficient. It’s a much bigger downside on the market within the communities, in our society, issues like the kind of

… extra


Photo: Don Juan Moore/Getty Images


Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles security: “There’s just a lot of things systematically that have been set up in this country since its inception that really … put minorities, especially African Americans, at a disadvantage. … So we want to continue to keep that conversation going, push it to as many people as we can, obviously while also doing our part in bringing forth change..”

much less

Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles security: “There’s simply a whole lot of issues systematically which were arrange on this nation since its inception that basically … put minorities, particularly African Americans, at a

… extra


Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images


Chris Long, Eagles defensive finish: “There are some people who say they don’t want politics in sports. I don’t remember a time when fighting white supremacy was a political issue, but evidently it is for a couple people in this country, and that’s unfortunate.”

much less

Chris Long, Eagles defensive finish: “There are some individuals who say they don’t need politics in sports activities. I don’t bear in mind a time when combating white supremacy was a political concern, however evidently it’s for a

… extra


Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images


California NAACP proposes eradicating ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ as nationwide anthem


“And the place is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of warfare and the battle’s confusion,
A house and a rustic, ought to go away us no extra?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ air pollution.
No refuge might save the hireling and slave
From the phobia of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O’er the land of the free and the house of the courageous.”

“If you look at it, there’s no way you can think it meant anything great for African-Americans,” Huffman stated.

Air Force veteran, Master Sgt. Ryan Peterson, disagrees.

“I love the national anthem,” Peterson stated. “It gives me chills every time I hear it.”

Peterson stated he is by no means heard the third stanza of “The Star-Spangled Banner” performed in public. He stated he teaches his JROTC college students at Hiram Johnson High School to respect the flag and anthem with satisfaction.

“It’s (a) significantly deeper meaning to an Air Force member, to a veteran, to a veteran in our community, than the perceived disrespect or the perceived racism of the third stanza,” Peterson stated.

Huffman stated she and the NAACP need the proposal to ultimately attain Congress in hopes extra inclusive music can substitute the present anthem.

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