In a brazen move, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is now pushing for the removal of our National Anthem. The California branch of this organization decided it would go after the patriotic song in a conference they held. Strangely enough, another objective they decided is they would play agent for the still unsigned former National Football League player, Colin Kaepenick. They sent their proposed resolutions to congress last week.
Their objections to the National Anthem are centered around the lyrics “Their blood has wash’d their foul footstep’s pollution, No refugee could save the hireling and slave, From the terror of flight to the gloom of the grave.”
The NAACP was founded in 1909 and opened its first official office in 1910 in New York City. The organization grew at an astounding pace and was said to have 90,000 members by 1920. One their website one of their stated goals is “to remove barriers of racial discrimination.”
While the NAACP claims to advocate the removal of barriers of racial discrimination, their actions are clearly contradictory to this goal. In fact, in many cases the NAACP has advocated and lobbied successfully for legislation based on racial discrimination.
The civil rights act of 1964 and an executive order in 1965, signed into law by Lyndon B Johnson, first instituted the policy of affirmative action. The NAACP fiercely supports and defends Affirmative Action to this day. Suddenly companies receiving federal funds were barred from using aptitude testing, a test to determine one’s abilities, when hiring.
Affirmative action, a policy which gives special treatment to minorities, actively discriminates against whites, especially white men. This policy allows minorities with lower qualifications than their white counterparts to get into universities and take their place. It also allows minorities who are not as qualified gain public employment over better qualified white male applicants.
According to a Princeton study, African American applicants admitted had essentially been given a 230-point bonus to their SAT scores despite their poor performance. Hispanics receive a 185-point bonus when being considered for admission. Asians lose 50 points on this scale. This is what Affirmative Action has turned into, active discrimination.
The public-sector jobs are also being handed out to less qualified individuals. From law enforcement officials to firefighters, special preference in these arenas is granted for women and minorities while whites are actively discriminated against. These are the discriminatory policies the NAACP most vehemently defends.
The Star-Spangled Banner is not the NAACP’s only target. Across the country they have overwhelmingly supported the removal of confederate monuments. Monuments to war heroes and our ancestors who built this great nation. The Delaware chapter of the NAACP has pressured officials to stop funding the Georgetown Historical Society because of a confederate monument on the premises of its museum.
The NAACP stands for policies which actively discriminate based on race. They have advocated for the removal of historic statues across this great land. The NAACP is trying to coax the government into defunding museums. Now the NAACP is pushing to have our national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner removed.
Francis Scott Key wrote a poem in 1814 which was later set to music. His inspiration is said to come the morning after a battle in the war of 1812. He reportedly was inspired by an American flag still flying above Fort McHenry. This poem would be dubbed “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Herbert Hoover made The Star-Spangled Banner our official national anthem in 1931.
The idea to remove the song comes shortly after a controversy in the National Football League. Colin Kaepernick, in a grand show of disrespect for our nation, kneeled for the national anthem. In the coming weeks, more players would join him. Ultimately though, Kaepernick would be left jobless, and to this day no team will sign him.
Americans spoke out against this egregious display of disrespect for our nation. Many took to twitter to burn their jerseys. The stadiums began hollow out as the crowds which once filled them for games decided to discontinue their support. Sponsors too, such as Papa John’s, began to abandon the National Football League. The American people have generally shown disdain for this tasteless behavior.
The American masses will not support the NAACP’s attempts to remove our national anthem. The NAACP will continue to promote anti-American sentiment by supporting causes conflicting with the core values of the United States of America.