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NAACP calls US national anthem racist, demands its removal

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posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 09:55 AM
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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.”

“It's racist. It doesn't represent our community. It's anti-black people,”

"...it won't kill us if it goes away”

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.
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The NAACP is accusing the US national anthem of being "racist" and "anti black people" due to one part of the lyrics that we don't include in the national anthem.

“No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,”

Most Americans don't even know those lyrics exist, because we don't include them when we recite the national anthem. Despite this, the NAACP is pushing legislation in an attempt to remove the entire national anthem from use. According to the president of California's NAACP, "It doesn't represent our community".



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posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: trollz

What do they want to replace it with?


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posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 09:58 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Snoop Dog?


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posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: trollz

NAACP needs to shut their as* up!

Where was the outrage 5 years ago?

Wait there was none...

Butt hurt morons is all I hear.


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posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:03 AM
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I think an association for only colored people is racist, we should treat them like the KKK.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:04 AM
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I agree.

Why we haven't adopted "Baby Got Back" yet as our anthem is beyond me...


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posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:05 AM
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Well, a white person wrote the National Anthem, so I guess it has to be racist.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:05 AM
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I... I dont know what to say..

So piss on it, Ill have my whiskey before dinner.

Sodding idiots, maybe it is the fluoride in the water.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:05 AM
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Just like Germanys national anthem. You might be surprised, but we sing only the third verse of it.

Because, frankly, the first and second verse are quite.. inapt.

Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt,
Wenn es stets zu Schutz und Trutze
Brüderlich zusammenhält,
Von der Maas bis an die Memel,
Von der Etsch bis an den Belt –
Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt!

Deutsche Frauen, deutsche Treue,
Deutscher Wein und deutscher Sang
Sollen in der Welt behalten
Ihren alten schönen Klang,
Uns zu edler Tat begeistern
Unser ganzes Leben lang –
Deutsche Frauen, deutsche Treue,
Deutscher Wein und deutscher Sang!
Source: wikipedia.

in short words: first verse is about the territory, which encompasses here quite a part of Poland and about the superiority of Germany in views of Herrenrasse and such crap..
Second verse is much about wine (German), women (German) and loyalty (German, to Germany I guess).

Not much you would want in an anthem after WWII and such..
edit on 8 11 2017 by ManFromEurope because: (no reason given)


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posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:07 AM
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originally posted by: slapjacks
a reply to: trollz

NAACP needs to shut their as* up!

Where was the outrage 5 years ago?

Wait there was none...

Butt hurt morons is all I hear.

Wait a minute.....
Do you mean to tell me that we had the same National Anthem when Obama was in office?
That just can't be possible!

I thought Trump had it written just to have a racist National Anthem!



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:10 AM
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The complete song is not used as our national anthem.....only the first stanza.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:12 AM
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Well damn. A person or group says something ridiculous and it taints all of us.

Are we supposed to pretend we didn't have slaves as did the rest of the world? Everybody had slaves. Probably even slaves had slaves. We just have to suck it up. We had them, but we don't anymore. We have evolved. Some countries still have them. Case in point, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, have Pakistani slaves, and anybody else they can trick into building those ridiculous structures.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: slapjacks
a reply to: trollz

NAACP needs to shut their as* up!

Where was the outrage 5 years ago?

Wait there was none...

Butt hurt morons is all I hear.

Wait a minute.....
Do you mean to tell me that we had the same National Anthem when Obama was in office?
That just can't be possible!

I thought Trump had it written just to have a racist National Anthem!


CHA CHING!




posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: trollz

What do they want to replace it with?



I've always wanted an anthem based on the "Final Fantasy" anthem.




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posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:15 AM
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This is what happens when a single issue political institution outlives its own cause.

It steadily becomes more insane, backing more and more outlandish & nonsensical positions in a laughable attempt to stay relevant.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: trollz

What percentage of Colored People belong to the NAACP? I bet this forum has more members!



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:19 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
Well damn. A person or group says something ridiculous and it taints all of us.

Are we supposed to pretend we didn't have slaves as did the rest of the world? Everybody had slaves. Probably even slaves had slaves. We just have to suck it up. We had them, but we don't anymore. We have evolved. Some countries still have them. Case in point, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, have Pakistani slaves, and anybody else they can trick into building those ridiculous structures.

Yes.
And we have also evolved to the point where women are allowed to drive or even walk in public unescorted by a male relative. The world has a ways to go, but we are a lot better than some.
edit on b000000302017-11-08T10:19:26-06:0010America/ChicagoWed, 08 Nov 2017 10:19:26 -06001000000017 by butcherguy because: typo



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: trollz

Ooooooh...I thought it was going to be the rockets' "red" glare that was the problem. I mean, why does it have to be a red glare? Why not a blue glare, or a green glare?

But seriously, idiots. The "slave" line wasn't pro-slavery at the time, just an acknowledgement that everyone around was affected, no matter their "class."

And...as others have said, we don't use that line.

TL;DR The NAACP is stupid, and apparently bored.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: trollz

And then we can tear down the the White House because its white.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: Junkheap

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: trollz

What do they want to replace it with?



I've always wanted an anthem based on the "Final Fantasy" anthem.




I will back you on this. Consider our petition which nobody will pay attention to anyway seconded!!




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