California NAACP wants 'Star-Spangled Banner' removed as America's national anthem

Some blacks hate this country so much that it’s not enough that Confederate and patriotic monuments are taken down, and NFL players show their disrespect by taking-a-knee, the California chapter of NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) actually wants “The Star Spangled Banner” be removed as America’s national anthem.

Alexei Koseff reports for The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune, Nov. 7, 2017, that the California NAACP last week began circulating among California’s state legislators two resolutions that passed at its state conference in October:

  1. A resolution urging Congress to rescind “The Star-Spangled Banner” — “one of the most racist, pro-slavery, anti-black songs in the American lexicon” — as the national anthem.
  2. A second resolution calls on Congress to censure President Trump for suggesting NFL owners should fire any “son of a bitch” who doesn’t stand for the anthem, and to ask NFL teams find a spot for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who some believe is blacklisted over having started the “take-a-knee” protest movement among professional athletes against alleged police brutality.

The objections to “The Star-Spangled Banner” are two:

  1. The song’s infrequently-sung third verse that blacks say celebrate the deaths of black American slaves who joined British troops during the War of 1812 to gain their freedom: “Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave”.
  2. Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was a slave owner and fierce opponent of abolition who may have sparked the first race riot in Washington, D.C.


California NAACP President Alice Huffman, who drafted the NAACP’s resolutions, said: “We owe a lot of it to Kaepernick. I think all this controversy about the knee will go away once the song is removed.” She said Congress, which adopted “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem in 1931, should find a replacement that is not “another song that disenfranchises part of the American population.”
The California NAACP is looking for legislative sponsors for the resolutions. At least one lawmaker is already opposed. Assemblyman Travis Allen, a Huntington Beach Republican who is running for governor, said in a statement:

“Our flag and national anthem unite us as Americans. Protesting our flag and national anthem sows division and disrespects the diverse Americans who have proudly fought and died for our country. Real social change can only happen if we work together as Americans first.”

Here’s to you, NAACP!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPKp29Luryc
H/t John Molloy and California Political Review.
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Pat Riot
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More inanity! Alice Huff…man?…
Man!, and she huff…ed and she puff…ed and she didn’t blow ‘nothin down!
Why don’t all these people pack and leave and go live elsewhere? Huff huff lady, and don’t let the door hit you in the behind! Trump needs to build a wall around CA and send all the liberal brain damaged progressives and dissatisfied socialists there. Can’t we just agree on disagreeing?

Zigggy
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I’m Canadian, but I think the Star Spangled Banner is a work of art- it gives me chills when I hear it. I find the visual of the flag still standing after such a battle moving.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Zigggy . . . Thank you for stating exactly what I think. I think that song is absolutely Ethereal. It is a product of a day and time when things were different. Yet, it remains an exquisite piece of musical art. We fought a bloody civil war that brought slavery to a end. Yet, to see the pitiful plight of so many, many of today’s African-Americans . . . . we sadly see that they in many instances were taken out of slavery, only to become wards of the government. Is that not a kind of slavery in itself? When… Read more »

CP
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CP

❤️

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

who wasn’t a slave owner back then?
even the north owned slaves but these PC common core idiots ignore that truth and only focus on the south.
2 lines from the third verse of part of a song that’s never sung…
personally, I prefer ‘God bless America’ than an anthem that celebrates war.
the white house was built with slave labor, should that be torn down as well?
seems like more commie business in the back pocket of soros…creating something out of nothing.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

MomOfIV . . . Amen to that! Soros used the strategy of keeping things in a state of turmoil in order to forward his plans to surrender this nation to a One World Government. When you mention that the white house was built by slave labor, although it was probably done by black slaves . . . everyone forgets that there were thousands and thousands of white Irish slaves (who went by the name of indentured servant) England wanted to get rid of their trouble makers, so they shipped out many of the Irish to the American colonies, and later… Read more »

Gary Jones
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Gary Jones

“Hireling” means mercenary, mostly Prussian, in British military.
“Slave” means draftee in British military. NO BLACKS INVOLVED.
Ignorance on the part of the NAACP members. Average sub-Saharan IQ is 70, borderline retarded. Look forward to more feebleminded outrage as the USS Titanic sinks into irredeemable chaos.

kommonsentsjane
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Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented: Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsentsjane. Obama stated to the NAACP – America is still racist because of slavery. All of this ragging from the NAACP and part of Obama’s dark government continuing to divide America. As we know that Obama is going thru a tax audit and we now know that he stashed millions of taxpayer dollars in overseas accounts. He came into office like the church mouse and left with millions of dollars of our money. And besides the bulk of the NAACP are on the welfare rolls and do not have skin in the… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

kommonsentsjane . . . As always, you have brought up some extremely pertinent facts. I for one was not aware that Obama had monies stashed in overseas accounts, but it is astonishing for a person to come into the Presidency with little more than a mortgage and the clothes on his back . . . yet upon leaving office, we find him to be well on his way to being a billionaire. If anyone could explain to me how that happens, I would like to apply that principle in my own life!

Alma
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Alma

The sign the astronauts left on the moon says, “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind. … They put a U.S. flag on the moon. There are six flags planted on the moon. The Star Spangled Banner anthem WILL NOT EVER be removed unless the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ceases to be! By then, the NAACP, ANTIFA, BLACK LIVES MATTER, and all those anti American movements will be eradicated.

Auntie Lulu
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Alma . . . . . God Bless you! Your comment is like salve to an open wound. I find that my heart grieves over all this fomentation of discontent by citizens of this land. I was just pondering yesterday, as I watched a movie regarding a Russian college professor who was caught up in the purge of the Communist regime of Stalin. She spent 10 years of her life in the Gulag, her husband left her, was later also accused of crimes against the state, her oldest son died of starvation during the siege at Leningrad. I thought, what… Read more »

Alma
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Alma

Thank you Auntie Lulu, we are blessed.

Carly
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Carly

Not everybody in Cal. is a commie. My family and I are pro Trump, pro Second amendment, and hate what has happened to this state. Things are not as cut and dried as some people wish.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Carly . . . God Bless you for that reminder. We salute you and others with your same political views. It will take all of us pulling together to save this country.

Alma
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Alma

Mustafa Obama said that America is still racist because of slavery -Mustafa Obama is the first negro president elected in the USA, by all races, black, white, red, yellow, and we are racists? There are no longer slaves in America unless he/she is enslaved within himself, and cannot and don’t want to remove and free himself from the shackles of slavery they’ve been dragging since emancipation.

Auntie Lulu
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Alma . . . Excellent addition to this discussion. If literally defies common sense that people can still believe that “America is still racist because of slavery.” If we apply that same theory to sin; we would have to come to the conclusion that once a person has committed a sin, even if they turned away from it, and did it no more . . . they would forever have that sin hang around their neck like a millstone. There would be no forgiveness, and all would be hopeless. I for one cannot do one thing about the fact that… Read more »

ascomanni
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Here are the culprit words: “No refuge could save the hireling and slave. From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave” It’s basically just saying no one could be saved. I really dont’ see why that’s racist.

TPR
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TPR

It’s not racist, but Ms. Huffman, due to her victimization mindset, lacks reading comprehension skills by reading INTO something ideas that are not there.
Surprisingly, per Saboteur’s blog, “Snopes goes into the history of the song, noting that it’s not even clear that the words refer to blacks in any way”:
https://www.snopes.com/california-naacp-want-replace-national-anthem/

DCG
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Everything is raaaaaacist because of Trump (cue whining)!

TPR
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TPR

Blacks should look into the origins of their NAACP org. When they realize their strings are being pulled, they just might wake the heck up!
In the meantime, the CHINESE GOVT. & MILITARY has more respect for the American National Anthem than do idiot Californian Commie-Locals.
https://twitter.com/DaveNYviii/status/928459686583599105

Lophatt
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Lophatt

It’s a good idea. South Africa is currently murdering its white population and stealing their land. This is what every “right thinking” person whined about during “Apartheid”. So, they were “liberated”. Now that they are busy hacking away at their population they will need farmers willing to work. That may be a tall order here, but for those wishing not to starve its an option. Lets accommodate her and others like her. Gather up her passport, put her and friends on a one-way flight to the “mother land”. That would get them away from those filthy white devils and land… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Hey maybe they could replace it with the theme from “The Jeffersons”.

Lophatt
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Lophatt
DCG
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daveyone1
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YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

NAACP should change their name to NAAAAP. Oh that’s racist. It sounds like an ethnic hairstyle.

TPR
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TPR

Or, they could keep the acronym but change the words:
Nation of African American Communist Progs.
Nation of African American Cuck Players.
National Association Advancing Corrupt Politics
National Association Advancing Corporate Profits
(I didn’t make those up; they are from funny comments at ConservativeTreehouse.) 🙂

Glenn47
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Glenn47

Perhaps in their quest to take down whitey and the slavery that happened in this country, they should look in the mirror. At one time in Lousiana alone, 800 blacks were slave owners. This came from the show Finding Your Roots the other night. No one alive here today was a slave or owner, so we don’t know exactly what happened. We only know what we have been fed. Many slaves were working for freedom and land, more than they could ever have had in Africa. They were being sold by Muslims and other blacks. The largest percentage of slaves… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I hear ya’! I really don’t think it has anything to do with slavery. They just hate whites. They want their perks and their asses kissed too. None of them would leave for the “promised land” unaided. That shouldn’t be a problem. It would make an interesting study to see how many would leave prison for a free trip “home”. I don’t think the whole “slavery” quasi-restitution idea was theirs. Once they heard about how badly they were treated it didn’t take long to catch fire. I don’t owe them a thing. If somebody else wants to make a donation… Read more »

True George
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American needs to do a lot of soul searching

stlonginus
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Why? My parents came from Europe in 1958 and never owned slaves. I’ve never owned slaves. My children don’t own slaves. Do you own slaves? What the hell are you talking about?

Lophatt
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Lophatt

My relatives came from England in1635. They didn’t own slaves either. If they did (although I know they didn’t), why would that require ME to search my soul?
I have enough of a struggle lugging my own cross to the finish line. I don’t need to go looking for other’s burdens.

True George
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What have you learned about the actions of your country. Your relatives may not have owned slaves but it is certain they aided in the oppression and segregation of blacks. For a country to proclaim all men are created equal and justice for all but doesn’t apply it need to do soul searching

True George
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Slaves? Apparently you need an American history lesson if you think it is all about slavery. Besides your parents immigrated in 58 so stop feeling guilty….

stlonginus
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I was trying to reply to your cryptic remark about soul searching. What soul searching do American have to do? And I don’t feel at all guilty about slavery.

True George
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who said you should feel guilty about slavery; it had noting to do with you. It is the gov’t and people who perpetrate the oppression, segregation, limiting economic opportunities and flooding the community with drugs. Plus CIA activities…

stlonginus
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Emily Richardson
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Emily Richardson

It must be so difficult being white and getting blamed for everything. That you and yours actually did. Because god forbid you ever forget any immigrant any black man or any leader of colors crimes. You all cry pretty loudly and pathetically until you think an immigrant that you have enslaved has a baby in the emergency room you think you built for your people. The faster you keep eating processed foods . The better . Bon appetite “real white america”

stlonginus
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“Mine” arrived in 1958 with a job already lined up and a cousin who had to VOUCH for them. They also had to demonstrate they could read, write, and understand rudimentary English (my mother was licensed as a teacher in Italy which did her no good upon arrival in NY however, so she had no job, only my Dad worked in the beginning because he had lined up a job ahead of time). They did not collect welfare or any social service monies. They lived in tiny apartments until they could afford a house. My mom went to work when… Read more »