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Re: The racist national anthem

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On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 12:53 AM, Richard Ochs <Rjochs@comcast.net> wrote:

Key's National Anthem with racist 3rd verse

 

 

O say can you see

by the dawn's early light,

What so proudly we hailed

at the twilight's last gleaming,



Whose broad stripes and bright stars

through the perilous fight,

O'er the ramparts we watched,

were so gallantly streaming?

 


And the rockets' red glare,

the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night

that our flag was still there;



O say does that star-spangled

banner yet wave,

O'er the land of the free

and the home of the brave?

 

The following is why I, like Colin Kaepernick, don't stand for the racist national anthem by the racist Francis S. Key – Richard Ochs

 

 

 

 

 

And where is that band

 

who so vauntingly swore,

 

That the havoc of war

 

and the battle's confusion

 

 

A home and a Country

 

should leave us no more?

 

Their blood has wash'd out

 

their foul footstep's pollution.

 

 

No refuge could save

 

the hireling and slave

 

From the terror of flight

 

or the gloom of the grave,

 

 

And the star-spangled banner

 

in triumph doth wave

 

O'er the land of the free

and the home of the brave.

Francis Scott Key
Baltimore
9/16/1814

 

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Jason Johnson, political editor at The Root, is a professor of political science at Morgan State's School of Global Journalism and Communication and is a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera International, Fox Business News and SiriusXM Satellite Radio