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Florida NAACP leader reacts to push for anthem ban in California

09 November 2017, 08:21 | Lena Norman

Florida NAACP leader reacts to push for anthem ban in California

National Anthem Lyrics Prompt California NAACP To Call For Replacing Song

A third, rarely sung verse of the anthem refers to "the hireling and slave", and many have interpreted the song's lyrics as racist. "It doesn't represent our community".

The left-wing NAACP in California wants to dump the national anthem, fantasizing the patriotic tune is somehow racist, according to CBS Sacramento. Resolution supporting the protest highlighted by Colin Kaepernick and to censure the outrageous behavior of President Donald Trump III.

The organization is looking for legislative sponsors for those resolutions. "It's anti-black people".

Huffman says the anthem is now dividing the nation.

Huffman said she drafted two resolutions after the controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality. But Huffman says that message was lost.

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A home and a country, should leave us no more?

Their blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution.

"O'er the land of the free and the home of the courageous".

Huffman tells KOVR, the verse celebrates the death of slaves who fought for freedom. A spokesperson for the NAACP tells Action News they can't say whether a lawmaker in Sacramento has yet to agree to support any or all of the resolutions, but the NAACP plans a big push to go to the State Capitol in January to make sure their resolutions are heard.

The first resolution calls on Congress to change the anthem, while the second demands a censure of President Trump for his comments bashing National Football League players who participate in the protests.

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