For those of you wondering what the Black National

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  1. rthomas14

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    Of course not, just like black Americans don’t have a separate national anthem. Some guy in 1919 called a poem/song the “negro National Anthem”, so does that make it so? Was a proclamation made? A law passed?

    I can call my house the White House butbit doesn’t make it true.
     
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    It is a very moving song, very spiritual and uplifting. But it’s not a NATIONAL ANTHEM. Just my two cents. If the nation needs a new National Anthem, lets vote on ONE.
     
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    Country boy national anthem:

     
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    ROFL at you talking down to someone, like your intelligence is beyond comprehension for the rest of us plebs. You are a pompous prick. Im putting you on ignore because I tired of hearing the sh!t you be spewing.
     
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    I agree. It’s not a national anthem and there has never been any legislation to make it an anthem or even an alternative anthem. A member of the NAACP called it that. Others have as well. No different than someone saying “________ is the drunk national anthem” or “________ is the gay national anthem”. Just a moniker someone used to characterize the significance of the song.
     
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    Problem is...there's an outcry and push to replace the current one...and this is "black anthem" is one of the suggestions.

    Besides...if you're recognizing a "black national anthem", aren't you also recognizing a separate, black America represented by this anthem?

    Not very inclusive...
     
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    I suggested this a while back. Should make your life easier. Betas gonna beta...
     
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    worst idea ever.
     
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    You don’t look forward to seeing the Men’s Basketball team at the next Olympics receiving gold to the tune of Gin and Juice or Achy Breaky Heart?
     
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    If you can guarantee Gun and Juice will be the bluegrass version, because inclusion, then count me in.
     
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    For whom is that a problem? There are outcries for things all the time.
    I’ve said multiple times itt, this isn’t a “black National Anthem”. It is indeed a “black anthem” and it’s a good one.
    What the NFL does or any other organization is a completely discussion to what this song actually is.

    It’s hilarious to me that all of these responses to what I’ve said are about a song that I said was moving and filled with hope/joy. I asked a guy why he had a “plan” to never hear it.

    the things about which people get triggered are amazing.
     
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    We should sing the entire Star-Spangled Banner as well.

    Copied from wiki so don’t @ me for any variations.

    O say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
    What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
    O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
    O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
    Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
    'Tis the star-spangled banner, O long may it wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    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.

    O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
    Between their loved homes and the war's desolation.
    Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto: 'In God is our trust.'
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave![50]
     
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    just curious, if someone from say, the daughters of the confederacy or from NASCAR , called a song the white national anthem and we were talking about playing it at NFL games or other sporting events, would that be ok? Would that be a good idea or would it seem divisive? To your earlier point, It isn’t a white national anthem just because someone said it was but I’m guessing that won’t matter.
     
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    Deer lowered at what the Bunker chooses to get its jimmies rustled over.

    The NFL has said it will do this for its week 1 games. Why is this so bothersome to so many of you? How does this affect your life?

    It’s rich that “libtards” (I’ll include myself here) are called “snowflakes” here. Yet many of you feel this song is somehow an attack on you.

    For ****’s sake—grow up.
     
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    It doesn’t, because I barely watch the NFL anyway. I just think it’s interesting and I’m winding down watching Two and a half men. Why not comment?
     
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    BLACK national anthem, BLACK lives matter, BLACK only police departments in BLACK communities...I thought we learned a long time ago that segregation lead to racism and discrimination.
     
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    because like everything else we are doing it is divisive, not inclusive. It isn’t trying to celebrate our similarities and common goals as Americans, it is all about our skin color now and how to divide us. The media has gone batshit crazy. Before long we’ll be segregating again.
     
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    I could see how some have an issue with these lyrics...

    "No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave"
     
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    That’s a pretty strong statement that majority of Black Americans have never heard the song until recently. Everyone in my peer group does ‍♂️. I’d say that majority of black people in America could give a damn about it being played at an NFL game though. I bet they’d rather have Goodell acknowledge and offer a formal apology to Kaepernick.
     
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    Sounds like a boring poem
     
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    Apology for being a shitty QB with a shitty outlook on life?
     
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    So you’re up in arms over a boring poem?
     
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    Is this something about which you’re actually “just curious” or are you simply trying to come up with some asinine scenario that you and I both know isn’t within the realm of possibility?

    I completely agree, it wouldn’t actually be the “white” national anthem, just like there is no “black national anthem”.
    Whatever decision private organizations like the NFL or other sports make, will be judged by their customer base. That’s what determines if it’s ok.
    BTW, until you asked this question, I haven’t mentioned what sports will or won’t choose to do. I simply said it’s a good/inspirational song and it’s not a National Anthem. I’m sorry that has so many here triggered, but I’m not surprised.
     
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    Not up in arms. Didn’t listen to the “anthem.” But the stanza you reference sounds boring af
     
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    43,000,000 black Americans. Obviously I could be wrong but I’m comfortable suggesting that 22,000,000 of them have never heard the song.
     
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    You understand that the “stanza he referenced” is part of the Star Spangled Banner, right?
     
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    Under the age of 25 and I might agree with you. I’m just saying I don’t know any of my friends and/or acquaintances that don’t know it. Anywho it’s a pretty bold statement and I love your confidence
     
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    It’s in the current national anthem, ya goober.
     
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    He must want the boring national anthem to change. So un-American of him.
     
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    What do you say the number is @NetworkQuan?

    this would make an excellent avatar bet or ban bet or silent for a month bet or something.
     
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    Hell, I have no idea lol. How would we even attempt to quantify the data?
     
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    I was going to handle that.

    Sorry @rthomas14, you would have lost, so no posting for a month.

    (Just messing with you @rthomas14.)
     
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    guess I’d have to say that 22 million Black Americans have known about the song before the NFL announced its decision
     
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    LOL. I would have preferred a meal from Voodoo Wings vs Ban Bet
     
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    This 100000x
     
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    Good news bad news @rthomas14

    good news is you don’t have to cease posting for a month.

    bad news is you owe @NetworkQuan a meal from Voodoo.
     
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    This may be better for everyone involved. Losing a ban bet would give me a reason to work on my one and only addiction.
     
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    Be glad to sit down with and buy @NetworkQuan or anyone else here a meal at VooDoo. I enjoy meeting and getting to know people.
     
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    I don't understand the need to play a national anthem for singular race. If the true national anthem is so divisive for the players quit playing it. I don't know many other entertainment avenues that require the national anthem to be played before it starts. Could you imagine having to sing the national anthem before you watch a movie?

    I don’t care if they play it before sporting events or not. I do enjoy it though. However it is completely stupid and wrong to play a national anthem AND an anthem for a singular race. You are only making matters worse through this divisive display.
     
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