Imagine if you took a knee?
Eugene Williams, a 76 year-old retired professor from Howard University has a life’s mission – that every NBA team play the “Negro National Anthem” at NBA games.
He doesn’t want to replace the National Anthem, he just wants to have the NBA carve out special time for blacks.
Let’s analyze this a bit.
It’s called the NEGRO National Anthem. But don’t you dare call black people negroes.
Right there I’ve become disinterested because the convolution is a set-up for innocent white people to say the wrong thing around angry activists. Pick a name and stick with it.
Also, where is the “diversity” when you set aside special time for one race at a sporting event? That’s something a clueless privileged white person would do, no?
The song itself? I listened to it. The music is strange in its structure (written in 1900.) It’s not something someone would readily remember and it’s not easy to sing, a charge that has been continually made against the National Anthem. No one on the left would dare criticize this one, no matter how arduous and taxing and off-putting they think the music is.
Hilariously, the lyrics mention God, something that the left usually abhors, unless expressed from someone other than a white conservative.
Can you imagine if it was announced that a new national anthem was written and it had God all up in it? The left would go berserk. But the Negro National Anthem?
Two enthusiastic thumbs up!! (Oh look. Those aren’t thumbs.)