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Discussion in 'Dear Diary' started by tigergirl2008, Jul 5, 2020.
Might have to make that happen!!! It’d be my 1st trip to Voodoo
Mine too and would love to make it happen.
I’m all for stopping playing it before games of all kind.
Unless we all sing together like it was originally sung - by drunks in bars.
I just want to know who decided that playing Lift Every Voice. Like what was the process? Did they even speak to Black grassroots and community based groups about this? LOL
I’d imagine the players association suggested it.
If anything may bring religion back
Remember those White Schools
Or the White bus seats
How about the white drinking fountain
That didnt go over so well, and its because they didnt want segregation, so we gave it to them, now they want it back. Color me confused.
And some will kneel for the other and stand for the real National Anthem.
To me the issue is that America seems to be going backwards in the way we approach racism. Instead of uniting everyone over the issue, the media is driving a wedge between us with some of the ridiculous “reporting” they are doing. It feels like we are headed more down a segregation path than an American path (which blows my mind).
I don’t have an issue with the anthem not being played before games - I like the song and I stand in honor when it is played but if it is truly offensive or divisive then we should look at it. something tells me it is just another ploy to divide us and that is what is frustrating. Can we not focus on the inherit good of all people and leave it at that? Does every single media story have to be about race? Does every issue have to be turned into a race issue? It is maddening and has done more harm than good in my opinion.
I only know of one national anthem of the United States, anything else is just pure bull shit
Pretty song. In a church.
Is there a reason you keep referring to it as a "black anthem" while everywhere it's being reported its being reported and discussed, it's referred to as the "black national anthem"
if we throw a drumline on that, I'm all in!
Well, by “keep referring to it as...” I can only assume you are referring to the one time I did so. Yes there is a reason I referred to it as a “black anthem” and anthem is defined as - a rousing or uplifting song identified with a particular group, body, or cause. This particular song meets that definition perfectly.
a member of the NAACP labeled it the “Black National Anthem”. As you mentioned, it is often referred to by that name and in this instance, it’s going to be referenced as such almost constantly because it affects the desired response, as has been exhibited on this board. The truth is, it’s just a song, a powerful song that means a lot to a lot of people but it’s no National Anthem of anyone simply because a guy many years ago Decided to call it that.
A lot of y'all are getting real worked up over this. The "Black National Anthem" has been around and played in the black community forever. If you attend any Black History program it is sung there almost as a requirement. I understand most here haven't attended a ton of those. The point of playing the song is about the NFL being more consciously inclusive of the 75% of its employees. It amazes me how pissy folks are being about an ADDITIONAL song being played. They play "God Bless America" and "This Land Is Your Land" , "God Bless the USA" and other "patriotic" songs at games all the time. Nobody ever gives a shit. This one just happens to have been labeled as the "Black National Anthem", and now all hell has broken loose. It's no different than "I Will Survive" being labeled the Gay National Anthem. It is sad to see how close minded folks are in this thread.
Thanks. If you could, could you please inform the NFL and all the national media of this correction. Sounds like they keep referring to this song as the wrong thing
With all due respect it’s not our country’s national anthem.
Nobody is saying it is. It is a song with a nickname. No legal standing. Seems snowflake soft to get bothered by this JMO. Did you even know the song existed 4 weeks ago?
You mention the “75%” black employees what about the other races in the nfl. Should the other 25% have their songs played also? I had no idea the song existed.
Don’t even bother lol. It’s the nickname part that gets people pissy
Yeah, that’s actually none of my concern. Many people have referred to the song in those terms but it’s simply because the moniker stuck. Lots of people say Alabama has won 17 national championships. Does that make it true?
It’s a powerful and inspiring song. I 100% understand why it holds such an honored place for many black Americans but it’s not a national anthem. There’s only one of those.
If the NFL wants to play a special song (they might already,I don't know) before the anthem during its Hispanic Heritage month I won't GAS. If it decides to play an Asian song of significance before the anthem 1 week, a few weeks, every game, I won't GAS. They can have a disco dance party before the games. As long as they kickoff on time I'm good.
I blame the NFL. Not for playing the song, but if it never got out it was going to be played, and they just played it, no one would care, because most would not know it was considered the "black national anthem" until they got home and looked up that one song that was played before the game.
Is it "patriotic" or is it targeted?
They used the song's "nickname" for a reason. And, no, it's not snowflake soft to be upset over its usage in this manner. To claim that this PR stunt is for inclusiveness is pitiful. Do those 75% of (millionaire) "employees" really need to be placated before a sporting event?