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California NAACP Wants to Get Rid of National Anthem; Defends Colin Kaepernick

09 November 2017, 06:11 | Melissa Porter

California NAACP seeks to remove 'Star-Spangled Banner' as national anthem

California NAACP Calls for Removal of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as National Anthem

The left-wing NAACP in California wants to dump the national anthem, fantasizing the patriotic tune is somehow racist, according to CBS Sacramento.

"I have no plans in calling for the removal of it", he said.

Huffman is full of it, obviously.

Huffman also said of Kaepernick and his decision to protest during the anthem last season: "The message got distorted, the real intentions got overlooked, it became something that's dividing us, and I'm looking for something to bring us back together".

"It's racist. It doesn't represent our community".

Please adhere to our commenting policy to avoid being banned. "It's anti-black people", Ms. Huffman told CBS13 Sacramento. It was generally accepted to be celebrating the death of freed slaves who fought with the British in the war of 1812. What we know of the anthem is just the first verse in a four-stanza poem that includes the line, "No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave".

"That's an extreme way of doing things", said Kenneth Lu, a veteran living in Davis. "Whether there's some kind of little flaw in the context of what this is, I don't see it that way".

He sparred over the issue on his Wednesday night show with University of Maryland professor Jason Nichols, who said that "we shouldn't argue tradition for tradition's sake".

"It won't solve any problem", said veteran John Cox.

"It's racist", chapter president Alice Huffman said.

The issue has received more attention in the light of the National Football League protests as well as efforts to take down statues celebrating US historical figures who were slave owners.

NAACP leaders in California are upset about a verse in the "Star-Spangled Banner" that isn't sung in public.

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