November 09, 2017

California NAACP: Ban “Racist” “Star Spangled Banner” (Due to Verse No One Sings)

Rebel Staff

An NAACP chapter in California is on a mission to have the United States' anthem "The Star Spangled Banner" banned because they claim that it is a "racist" song. 

California and Hawaii NAACP president Alice Huffman brought up the idea at a recent NAACP state convention -- along with two resolutions to support Colin Kaepernick and to censure President Donald Trump after he used profanity toward NFL players who knelt during the anthem.

The proposal is not intended to disrespect the flag, Huffman said.

"We're not trying to protest the flag at all," Huffman said. "We're protesting this racist song that has caused so much controversy in America, and we're just trying to get it removed. So, whatever comes out in the future as a national anthem, we can all stand proudly and sing it."

Huffman is referring to the rarely sung third stanza of "The Star-Spangled Banner":

"And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country, should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave."

"If you look at it, there's no way you can think it meant anything great for African-Americans," Huffman said.

Air Force veteran, Master Sgt. Ryan Peterson, disagrees.

"I love the national anthem," Peterson said. "It gives me chills every time I hear it."

First of all, any American knows that the third verse of the "Star Spangled Banner" is rarely, if ever, played in public. In fact, the vast majority of Americans have probably never even heard this verse, so it's ridiculous to suggest that the entire anthem be banned simply because of this part of the song. 

The leftwing has already successfully used "white guilt" to erase history by taking down numerous memorials and monuments to the Confederacy.

When the NAACP wastes time on ridiculous agendas like banning the National Anthem, it only gives the group less credibility and makes it less likely that it will be listened to in situations where they are calling out true racism. 

What do you think about this? Sound off in the comments section below. 

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commented 2017-11-13 03:55:34 -0500
Mark Sutherland.. BINGO!…
commented 2017-11-12 22:43:41 -0500
I might be interpreting the verse incorrectly, but it occurs to me that it does not refer to racial slaves (or really those forced to work) at all. This song is about the revolution, and thus the referral to hireling and slaves refers to American turncoats and British loyalists who would rather that the US remain a colony and do anything to keep them under the power of the crown and British state. Is my reading incorrect or does anyone concur with my interpretation? I have found it odd that this perspective has not yet been stated.
commented 2017-11-10 11:10:16 -0500
I’m afraid TheRebel has been infiltrated by leftist quislings who are more than willing to surrender their free speech rights that regretfully aren’t given by our Creator but by our de facto Islamic dictator Trudeau.
The NAACP is now just a socialist communist entity interested only in bringing down America.
commented 2017-11-10 10:52:49 -0500
Dan, they are zombies indeed!
commented 2017-11-10 10:17:45 -0500
TAMMIE PUTINSKI-ZANDBELT commented 1 hour ago
Paul Joseph Watson’s commentary re: Screaming at the Sky on November 8/17
Public tantrums by the left!

Ah yes, the collective and escalating insanity of the left on display for everyone to see, who cares…
We should put these demons and zombies out of our misery!
commented 2017-11-10 10:06:06 -0500
Lets not forget that there were white slaves, too. Or forget that there were also blacks who were slave owners in the South. Or that virtually all black slaves were captured by blacks and sold to Arab slavers. Or that in the North there were white indentured servants, essentially slaves as their debt never became paid (a good many dying from being worked to death).

It wasn’t all that long ago that slavery was almost universal throughout the planet. Slavery could have also referred to Native Indians, who kept slaves. Anyone mentioning that, too?

Its time for the excuse of once having slavery in the US as the reason why blacks aren’t successful has to end. A good many are successful. If it were not for the Jesse Jacksons, Al Sharptons, and the NAACP the US would have moved on and left the thought slavery in the past.
commented 2017-11-10 10:03:43 -0500
I think it’s time to ban the NAACP and all the rest of the lefty liberal, progressive race-baiting retards, devils and commie scum taking this country down into the sewer, piecemeal.
commented 2017-11-10 04:01:19 -0500
Why do I think this is a ploy by the NAACP to make themselves relevant again?… I mean, if they were REALLY serious about “black folks” issues they would have tackled the carnage in Southside Chicago decades ago…
commented 2017-11-10 01:44:44 -0500
I want SJW’s to be banned.
commented 2017-11-09 21:44:56 -0500
William Elder, great post.
commented 2017-11-09 21:28:11 -0500
Time for these commie pooch pumpers to see a big fat IRS audit.
commented 2017-11-09 20:26:16 -0500
The lyrics to the Canadian national anthem has been changed several times over the years to the point where I don’t even recognize it anymore because some feminist group didn’t like it… Funny thing is it still sung in French with the original words.. I think it’s time to put some of these mad dogs down.
commented 2017-11-09 20:00:29 -0500

It has just, today, been revealed, by Nigal Farage, that the British Government is going to attend a meeting at the EU, this coming Monday. They are going to decide weather to form a European Armed Forces, made up of all European members.
Nothing has ever been mentioned about this in the Press, Farage only found out about it by accident.

If this happens it will be a disaster for NATO and a disaster for the UKs relationship with America and Canada..

The fact that everything has been kept so secret, makes the whole conception ominous.

President Trump, please invade the UK, as soon as possible. If You do not, the UK will cease to exist.

The EU with it’s own Armed forces, Commanded by God knows who is a dangerous situation.
commented 2017-11-09 19:31:20 -0500
What gives these people the right to even suggest changing the American Anthem. To do so makes them the Racist.

Perhaps they would rather Americans recited verses from the Quran. Even the thought of it makes my blood boil.

This from an ex Limey, now a, not so proud Canadian. My pride will return when Trudeau has departed.
commented 2017-11-09 18:09:40 -0500
… Well, the NAACP bureaucrats can’t just be sitting around collecting their salaries and twiddling their thumbs all day.