SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — The nation’s most patriotic track, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” most not too long ago caught up within the contentious NFL kneeling debate, is as soon as once more within the highlight — this time advisable for removing because the nationwide anthem.
The California NAACP desires to introduce a decision to state lawmakers that proposes eradicating “The Star-Spangled Banner” because the nationwide anthem.
California and Hawaii NAACP president and nationwide board member Alice Huffman introduced up the concept at a latest NAACP state conference — together with two resolutions to help Colin Kaepernick and to sensor President Donald Trump after he used profanity towards NFL gamers who knelt throughout the anthem.
The proposal shouldn’t be meant 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”:
“And the place is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of battle and the battle’s confusion,
A house and a rustic, ought to depart us no extra?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ air pollution.
No refuge may 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 have a look at it, there is not any manner you’ll be able to suppose it meant something nice for African-Americans,” Huffman stated.
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