From Mike Jones’ article at USA Today:
Four weeks after commissioner Roger Goodell vowed to listen to and work with players in their fight for racial equality, the NFL is in the process of solidifying plans to honor victims of systemic racism with a number of in-game programs during opening week of the 2020 season.
Starting with the nationally televised regular-season opener between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 10, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the Black national anthem, will be performed before every Week 1 kickoff, before “The Star-Spangled Banner,” according to a person familiar with ongoing discussions. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because plans have not yet been finalized and announced by NFL officials.
Take a song that is meant specifically to reference Black people and Black people only, call it a “national anthem” – one that excludes all but one race – and play it at the beginning of NFL games.
Do these geniuses understand that the ku klux klan would agree with their idea 100%, with the only difference being which race was put above all others?
What will Roger Goodell and his like-minded pals call non-Black people who object to the “Black national anthem” being played? Will they call them racists? Will they ask whether those people would object to any “national anthem” that segregates us by race, even one that puts their race above the others, or will the fact that they object to the Black version end the issue right there?
What will Goodell and his pals call Black people who object (and do not doubt for a second they exist). Uncle Toms?
What we have here is another perfect example of combating racism by creating more of it…
…brought to you by people who are so afraid of being called racists by one group, that they become racists on behalf of the group they fear.
This is sick. And getting sicker.