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NAACP calls US national anthem racist, demands its removal

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posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 01:15 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313


to me, that is distorting the facts of the matter to play to the people who are already biased against the NAACP in the first place.


Well if one is stupid enough to not see the whole picture that's not on the OP, it's on the subject matter.




posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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No. The purpose of the protest is to make the song represent all of us, equally. The 1st stanza does, or rather it will when we reform our justice system.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

IDK." Land of the free and home of the brave" could be easily challenged for the last 20 years.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 01:28 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313
a chapter of the NAACP doesn't speak for the whole national organization, and i don't know why the OP Is trying to make it seem as if this is something the entire NAACP is stumping for.

or do i....


You do...

muh persecutions!

Though, I reject the notion of changing our anthem.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

I can feel your Care Bear Stare from here...



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 01:30 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: Kali74

IDK." Land of the free and home of the brave" could be easily challenged for the last 20 years.



lol

I got nothin' for that at the moment. So I'll just call you a hat. Hat.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 01:47 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74

originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: Kali74

IDK." Land of the free and home of the brave" could be easily challenged for the last 20 years.



lol

I got nothin' for that at the moment. So I'll just call you a hat. Hat.

They call them tuques up there in the great white north, eh?



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 02:26 PM
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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.
If It doesn't represent them too bad things are tough allover. National Association of Always Complaining People- a unelected un American group of complainers.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

i'd be happy with the super power of always having a green light at intersections.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 03:09 PM
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a reply to: trollz

I know what I'd tell them to do with their proposal. What utter nonsense! So, first many won't stand, before a game, and now the NAACP wants to claim the song is racist?? Idiots.

If they don't like it, perhaps they should move to some other country.

Edit to add:

The meaning has literally ZERO to do with blacks being slaves, anyway:


That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror 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 home of the brave!

Meaning of Star Spangled Banner Lyrics Verse 3
● Francis Scott Key describes the British as arrogant and boastful in the lyrics 'that band who so vauntingly swore'
● He is venting his anger at the British with the "foul footsteps' pollution" lyrics inferring that the British poisoned the ground on which they walked
● But the poison and corruption had been washed away by the blood of the British
● The Star Spangled Banner lyrics "the hireling " refers to the British use of Mercenaries (German Hessians) in the American War of Independence
● The Star Spangled Banner lyrics "...and slave" is a direct reference to the British practice of Impressment (kidnapping American seamen and forcing them into service on British man-of war ships). This was a Important cause of the War of 1812
● Francis Scott Key then describes the Star Spangled Banner as a symbol of triumph over all adversity
● Meaning of Star Spangled Banner Lyrics Verse 3

source

If these idiots bothered to learn anything, they wouldn't look so stupid.
edit on 8-11-2017 by LadyGreenEyes because: additional information



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: DBCowboy

Be a big boy and use your counterpoints.. or no desert..


Why would anyone want a desert? They are dry, filled with sand, and not good for much of anything.

As for the anthem, no, it isn't racist. Check my earlier post, and learn the facts.
edit on 8-11-2017 by LadyGreenEyes because: keyboard gremlins



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: JoshuaCox

i had only recently heard of the racist verse in the original song. it is sad that much of our original existence was based off such blatant racism.

why all the defensiveness, denial and deflection whenever the subject of the sins of our fathers are brought up? why can't we all just admit that there were some terrible sins our forefathers did..that whole native american thing, that whole slavery thing, how women, homosexuals and poor were treated etc etc.

lets ALL admit it happened, it was wrong and strive to be better than that and continue to improve our relations with one another. we have to get passed the racist mentality on all sides and identity politics and just see ourselves as americans.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 05:20 PM
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Because this drivel is being spouted by ignorant people that refuse to actual learn about that which they are complaining about. They see a word and FREAK OUT.

It seems they are either unwilling or unable to ask the simplest of questions:
Q: What is the context of that word where it is used?
Q: What did the originator mean by using that word?
Q: What was the social environment at the time the word was used?

And, many of these people decrying this situation in the NAACP have no qualms about suing the word Ni**er (we can't even use the word here in the proper context) in casual conversation, or Cracker (odd, that one is OK to use in proper context). Do they know the original of the use the word cracker in reference to a white person? I'll bet 8 out of 10 don't, and that is a low estimate.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

What is the original meaning of cracker, I always thought it was from the crack of the whip on the backs of slaves.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 06:09 PM
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It would be more PC to call them Saltines or Zestas. Ritz might be too far out there.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: trollz

So it’s been the National anthem for like 86 years but all of a sudden in 2017 it’s racist?

Have they proposed a replacement?

Snoop dog ^^^ hahaha!!!!



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 08:19 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
It would be more PC to call them Saltines or Zestas. Ritz might be too far out there.


What about Graham?



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 08:20 PM
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More than likely it's a response to the negative response of NFL players kneeling.

A good portion of the US disproves of the kneeling during the anthem and boycotts the NFL.

NAACP claims the anthem is racist and all of a sudden, BOOM!, everyone that boycotted just became a racist for defending the anthem.

It's brilliant actually.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 08:24 PM
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originally posted by: Alien Abduct
a reply to: trollz

So it’s been the National anthem for like 86 years but all of a sudden in 2017 it’s racist?

Have they proposed a replacement?

Snoop dog ^^^ hahaha!!!!



How about CALIFORNIA LOVE? But not until California's Exit from the U.S.A. is complete.



posted on Nov, 8 2017 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

That’s 100% fair.. what context in society is it used??

White people dont care lol..

It’s a non-issue..

I think your super foolish if you allow the use of a word to control your actions, but at least there is historical relevance with black people..

Though people might not agree with the reaction, atleast you know the context of said reaction..

Whites are making the argument from a purely hypothetical/principle of it all, angle..

That’s stupid...

White peopke pretend to be offended just to make a sociopolitical point, but it just comes off as childish because EVERYONE knows no white person cares..

It’s as childish as can be..

“People shouldn’t get offended by words!!!

Oh my god he called me a cracker?!?!?”

Lol..

It is literally contradicting themselves in the same sentence.



edit on 8-11-2017 by JoshuaCox because: (no reason given)




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