There’s a significant amount of controversy right now over the national anthem. In case you didn’t know, there’s only one – The Star-Spangled Banner. However, recently, it has been something that some athletes want to rebel against. It’s why we’ve seen kneeling during the national anthem.
In some recent NFL games, there’s a second national anthem being played. Yes, a second one. This one is specifically for Black Americans.
It throws a wrench in Biden’s idea of unity, don’t you think? The Star-Spangled Banner is inclusive. The anthem for Black Americans, not so much.
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” is the Black anthem, and it was originally written in 1900 as a way for slaves to rise up against their slave owners and demand rights.
Since slavery was abolished decades ago, you wouldn’t think that this song has a place in modern society.
In 1919, the NAACP dubbed it the “negro national anthem.”
Now, as many Democrats demand reparations for Black Americans who have never seen slavery, the national anthem is making a comeback.
During the Black Lives Matters protests of 2020, the song became more popular – and it was even played at a variety of NFL and NASCAR events.
Now, it’s going to be a part of the Super Bowl. There will be one person singing the Star-Spangled Banner and another to sing Lift Every Voice and Sing.
Don’t be surprised if you see some white players kneeling during the latter song. It would only be right, if you think about it.
If the country is supposed to strive toward unity, allowing this song to be played is a step in the wrong direction. Last year, conservative commentator Benny Johnson said, “What a repugnant, degenerate thing to do to separate the national anthem by race.” He went on to suggest the song be made illegal.
And yet, the NFL announced that Super Bowl LVIII will feature RnB singer Andra Day performing the Black national anthem.