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

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

The California chapter of the NAACP has a solution for the National Football League take-a-knee flap: Get rid of "The Star-Spangled Banner".

"This song is wrong; it shouldn't have been there, we didn't have it 'til 1931, so it won't kill us if it goes away", said president Alice Huffman.

The California chapter of the NAACP is pushing to get rid of the national anthem.

"It's racist; it doesn't represent our community, it's anti-black", she said.

The NAACP President says people need to really look at the lyrics.

Disciples of the left's extreme critical race theory have long declared that the national anthem is a racist song, citing an obscure third verse that mentions "the hireling and slave", but U.S. Rep. Danny Davis is now tagging the anthem as sexist too.

Huffman says the anthem is now dividing the nation.

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"We owe a lot of it to Kaepernick", Huffman said, referring to former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked the protest movement.

The organization is urging Congress to jettison the national anthem after passing a resolution at its October 26-29 state conference describing the tune as "one of the most racist, pro-slavery, anti-black songs in the American lexicon".

Their blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution.

"O'er the land of the free and the home of the courageous".

Huffman's request prompted a response from right-wing political commentator Bill O'Reilly, who took to Facebook Thursday and called the NAACP's assertion "simply outrageous".

Many believe that the lyrics, written by Francis Scott Key, promote the killing of slaves who tried to gain freedom by fighting with British troops during the War of 1812.

The California and Hawaii NAACP hope that California lawmakers forward the resolution on to Congress, and "The Star-Spangled Banner" is replaced with a more inclusive song.


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