California NAACP wants to remove "Star Spangled Banner" as National Anthem

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The California NAACP called for the dissolution of the United States national anthem Tuesday in addition to pledging support for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

"This song is wrong", NAACP Chapter President Alice Huffman told Sacramento's KOVR-TV.

The cites the song's third verse, which is usually not sang, as evidence of its racist overtones.

The California and Hawaii NAACP hope that California lawmakers forward the resolution on to Congress, and "The Star-Spangled Banner" is replaced with a more inclusive song. "It should never have been there, and just like we didn't have it until 1931, it won't kill us if it goes away". Resolution supporting the protest highlighted by Colin Kaepernick and to censure the outrageous behavior of President Donald Trump III.

Opinion: The NFL had major headaches. Critics say everyone should stand and that those who refuse to do so are disrespecting the US flag.

This, the NAACP claimed, is a celebration of slavery.

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This news comes as protests surrounding the national anthem have become a focal point of the "culture war".

One solution to end the protest? "He blew it out of proportion", Huffman told the Bee. "I think all this controversy about the knee will go away once the song is removed".

The "Star-Spangled Banner" has been our national anthem since 1931, but the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is looking to change that. Would it be so bad if the song is removed?

Trump was harshly critical of Kaepernick during his campaign, and recently called for National Football League owners to fire players who participate in the protest.

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