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NFL and the Black National Anthem

Megyn Kelly Rips NFL for Shoving ‘Race Based’ Messaging on Fans: ‘Average Americans’ Don’t Want the ‘Black National Anthem’-

See this the ish right here...who is @megynkelly speaking for?? who are these "‘Average Americans’ because me and everyone I know is cool with it right now we are all being force to endure this little ditty by slave owner author, Francis Scott Key.

That comment right there is dead ass correct and I agree with it-who is Megyn speaking for?-and who are these "average Americans" who don't want the black national anthem played at sporting events? Could they be the same Americans who pay millions to watch these non-average Americans play a game? Earlier this summer, the NFL decided to feature social justice messaging during the 2021 season. Those plans include permitting select messages to be displayed on players’ helmets and the addition of the Black National Anthem before major events(no doubt the partnership with Jay-Z may have influenced this decision as it cost absolutely nothing to achieve)

“I don’t think people want politics in their sports,” Kelly told her producer Steve Krakauer. “I think that’s why the NBA has taken such a hit and learned from its prior experience. The NFL doesn’t seem to be learning quite as quickly.” And if that was true why did old dude- (dt)add politics to the game? Where was she when we were saying one had nothing to do with the other? Absent. As usual until they get the itch…and now…it’s worth the scratch.

Black people are tired of paying to go to sporting events and being disrespected-During his lifetime, abolitionists ridiculed Key’s words, sneering that America was more like the “Land of the Free and Home of the Oppressed and that is a more realistic description at the country we live in.

Let's contemplate the words and ideals that defined the nation. Something about paying attention solely to spoken words for a few minutes provokes deep discussion.

It is instructive and moving to hear the entire text in all its beautiful eloquence and with all the inherent irony of its rhetoric of freedom and equality contrasting with the realities of slavery and the treachery practiced on the “merciless Indian savages.”

When we consider the legacy of the Declaration and its author, Thomas Jefferson, we confront and debate this compelling paradox—that the man who trumpeted the “self-evident” truth that “all men are created equal” owned some 175 slaves. Where’s the Debate on Francis Scott Key’s Slave-Holding Legacy?

By the “dawn’s early light,” Key saw the huge garrison flag, now on view at the National Museum of American History, waving above Fort McHenry and he realized that the Americans had survived the battle and stopped the enemy advance. (NMAH)

We note the paradox underlying Jefferson’s authorship of the Declaration. It comes up all the time, as in the smash Broadway hit Hamilton when Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Alexander Hamilton takes Jefferson down a peg or two:

A civics lesson from a slaver. Hey neighbor Your debts are paid cuz you don’t pay for labor “We plant seeds in the South. We create.” Yeah, keep ranting We know who’s really doing the planting

Fast forward to 2021-The black national anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” finally made its debut at the National Football League on Friday (10 September).

The song was written in 1900 by civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson and set to music in 1905 by his brother John Rosamond Johnson. It became a “rallying cry” for African Americans during the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, according to the NAACP.

Yes we are READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL now....

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