Josh Lyle, wltx
10:21 AM. EST November 09, 2017
The California NAACP is forwarding a decision to state lawmakers that seeks to take away “The Star-Spangled Banner” because the nationwide anthem.
The group mentioned the decision at its California – Hawaii State Conference in October.
In a video on Facebook, California Hawaii President Alice Huffman mentioned they took a better have a look at the nationwide anthem following the kneeling protest of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“Just bending a knee forced us to go back and look at a lot of things,” Huffman mentioned.
Of largest concern is the hardly ever sung third stanza of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It reads:
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s air pollution.
No refuge may save the hireling and slave
From the phobia of flight or the gloom of the grave
Some consider the verse celebrates the loss of life of black American slaves who fought with the British in trade for his or her freedom.
“Here we are bowing to a song and worrying about a song that we never should have called our national anthem,” mentioned Hufman.
The California and Hawaii NAACP hope that California lawmakers ahead the decision on to Congress, and “The Star-Spangled Banner” is changed with a extra inclusive track.
The group additionally handed a decision to help Colin Kaepernick and censure President Donald Trump for feedback he made to gamers who knelt in the course of the nationwide anthem.
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