I stop short at demanding the song be made illegal. That will violate free speech. However, there is only 1 national anthem. A “Black National Anthem” does nothing but keep dividing people. IF that’s the goal, well done. We are divided.
Have you ever actually heard the black national anthem?
Do you also feel like Black History month divides?
Well, blame our racist history, because that is the reason why the African American community had to create things to uplift themselves from an oppressive majority.
I READ THIS STUFF AND THINK, YALL NEED A CLASS ON THIS HISTORY.
Looks like you are the one that needs the history lesson. The Star Spangled Banner became the official NATIONAL Anthem in 1931. “National” as in everybody. You don’t like it? Take it up with Wilson.
How many national anthems should we have? Do we need a Jewish-American national anthem? Latino-American national anthem? Italian-American national anthem? How many?
Any time you single out a group, it’s devisive.
It’s decisive at best. Racist at worst.
Someone has proposed a bill to make this song the “National Hymn”.
I’m surprised it came that late. Interesting.
I was too. It was written LONG before that, but it became official then.
Was it a big deal before that?
I think so. It was used by the various branches of the military. Wilson (I accidentally said Hoover earlier. I need to fix that) signed an executive order making it official in 1931.
As big as the other songs that we have but there were a handful that would be played as an official song depending on who was organizing the event and their tastes.
The Black National Anthem though was adopted in 1919 by the NAACP years before than the SSB was selected as the official anthem in 1931. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand why Black people had their own national traditions including an anthem in 1919.
One of your dates is off because Wilson is dead before 1931
Before 1931, according to wikipedia…
" Before 1931, other songs served as the hymns of U.S. officialdom. “Hail, Columbia” served this purpose at official functions for most of the 19th century. “My Country, 'Tis of Thee”, whose melody is identical to “God Save the King”, the United Kingdom’s national anthem, also served as a de facto national anthem. Following the War of 1812 and subsequent U.S. wars, other songs emerged to compete for popularity at public events, among them “America the Beautiful”, which itself was being considered before 1931 as a candidate to become the national anthem of the United States."
lmao… so the NAACP is racist. That’s surprisingly not a novel take among certain people with certain beliefs.
I think UK has multiple anthems…at various times. New Zealand has 2…
Other British anthemsEdit · England generally uses “God Save the King”, but “Jerusalem”, “Rule, Britannia!” and “Land of Hope and Glory” have also been used.
(alternatively "God Save the Queen " when the monarch is female)
Not sure why this matters so much; I’m open to change and evolution, much as popular music has changed and evolved over time (1940s to now). Guess this is one more thing that the right gets worked up over. lol
It’s very divisive and promotes segregation…there’s only one real anthem…the rest are fake
I think the hypocrisy comes from both sides to an extent. You can say Colin’s skill set wasn’t worthy of being on an active roster, but he practically was blackballed from the NFL when he could’ve easily made a team as a second or third string QB.
If you think the NFL would’ve treated Colin in 2023 the same way they did in 2016 you’re naive. But I also understand that the political polarization of the country at the time of Colin’s protest was only the beginning (aka beginning of Trump era)
There were many leftists that were upset about Colin kneeling at the time. However, in 2023 he would’ve received more American support in my opinion
There is no hyphenated national anthem. Its just a song, not anyone’s national anthem, and I don’t stand for it.
Why do you care? Serious question.
I think the argument by the opposition is that continuous display of black oppression movements only further victimizes black people, which in turn reinforces the idea that black people are inferior.
black oppression movements undeniably led to progression in racial equality and systemic equality for black people (though the contrast still exists), but I think the question is when does it end if we reach a point of total equality?