Democrats Move To Ban “Star Spangled Banner” As “Racist Celebration Of Slavery”
An army of progressives is coming for the Star Spangle Banner.
Capitalizing on the opportunity afforded by Colin Kaepernick’s high-profile protest of the song Friday, progressives are decrying the beloved song as racist and calling for its removal as the national anthem because of a line in the lesser known third verse (which isn’t officially included in the national anthem).
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” the 49er’s quarterback told NFL Media Friday, after he refused to stand when the anthem played before his game. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder,” he added.
While ticked off NFL fans began churning out memes labeling Kaepernick as unpatriotic and burning Kaepernick’s 49ers jerseys, progressives raced to explain why the song is racist. “Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery” gushed a headline from the Intercept. Keep reading...