NAACP calls to replace ‘racist’ national anthem
The California chapter of the NAACP is pushing to get rid of the national anthem, calling the song racist and anti-black, CBS station KOVR-TV reports.
“This song is wrong,” chapter president Alice Huffman told the station. “It should never have been there, and just like we didn’t have it until 1931, it won’t kill us if it goes away.”
As quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick started the NFL protests during the anthem that quickly spread to bring attention to racial injustice in the country. But Huffman said Kaepernick’s message was lost when it turned into a debate about the flag.
“The real intentions got overlooked, and it’s become something that’s dividing us, and I’m looking for a way to bring us back together,” she said.