Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem

Here’s the story behind that precious song everyone seems to be worried about the past few days…

I believe now it has even LESS of a place in sports than I did before.

“In other words, Key was saying that the blood of all the former slaves and “hirelings” on the battlefield will wash away the pollution of the British invaders. With Key still bitter that some black soldiers got the best of him a few weeks earlier, “The Star-Spangled Banner” is as much a patriotic song as it is a diss track to black people who had the audacity to fight for their freedom. Perhaps that’s why it took almost 100 years for the song to become the national anthem.”
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At the rink…breaking in skates

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Wanna have outrage over an overhyped windbag with no clue? You should direct your rage in this direction, not Colin or the NFL’s…
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If you think millionaire athlete Colin Kaepernick is too rich to protest, you don’t understand activism

Again…this might sting a little for some of you.
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You can call Colin Kaepernick wrong — don’t call him un-American

“His team released a statement praising what the anthem represents but recognizing that Kaepernick’s boycott matched up with “such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression.” His league said players are encouraged but not required to stand for the anthem. His coach, Chip Kelly, said he had no right to tell any player how to honor, or not honor, his country.”
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Tottenham Hotspur F.C. – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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