Not enough or “segregation again”? NFL black national anthem stunt rumored to win no one – RT USA News

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    Les rumeurs selon lesquelles la Ligue nationale de football prévoit de jouer «l'hymne national noir» avant les matchs une fois qu'il sera de retour n'ont fait plaisir à personne, les gens le considérant comme source de division ou n'allant pas assez loin pour lutter contre le racisme.

La NFL prévoit d'avoir «Lift Every Voice And Sing» joué en direct ou joué avant chaque match de la semaine 1, ESPN a rapporté jeudi, citant "Une source familière avec les discussions de la ligue."

This decision would only be one of the measures envisaged by Commissioner Roger Godell to raise awareness “Systemic racism”. Other measures under consideration include the list of names of African Americans killed by police on player uniforms and the production of educational programs.

However, far from pleasing social justice activists, this rumor was condemned as a meaningless gesture when faced with concrete demands. A prominent #Resistance activist even demanded that the song continue to be played after the first week and that former player Colin Kaepernick – who started the trend of kneeling for the American national anthem – must be hired by a team.

Meanwhile, conservative experts and activists were outraged by the notion of a “Black anthem” arguing that the “star banner” represents all Americans and describing the NFL stunt as an adverse event “Push to re-segregate our society. “

Written in 1900 and set to music in 1905, “Lift Every Voice And Sing” was described as the “Negro national anthem” by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1919. Part of it was recited during the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009, and was performed during the Museum’s opening ceremonies national of African-American history and culture. in 2016.

Musician René Marie caused a scandal in 2008 when she was asked to perform the “star banner” at an event in Denver, but used the words “Lift Every Voice And Sing” instead.

Social justice activists have developed a grudge against the American national anthem in recent years, opposing a rarely used verse on a “Mercenary and slave” as well as the fact that its author, Francis Scott Key, owned slaves.



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A precedent for using “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before the national anthem has already been established when NASCAR used portions of it at the start of the Pocono 350 race in Pennsylvania on June 28. Before that, the stock car league called the FBI to investigate allegations that a ” noose “ had been planted in the garage of the African-American driver Bubba Wallace. The FBI concluded that it was a doorstep and no hate crime had been committed.

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