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Black Professor speaks out against having a "Black National Anthem"
CNN.com ^ | July 21, 2010 | Liane Membis

Posted on 07/23/2010 11:39:24 AM PDT by k3nn3th

Professor at a historically black college catches flack for saying that the concept of a "Black National Anthem" - (Lift Every Voice and Sing) is unnecessary and racially divisive.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blacks; nationalanthem; politics; race

1 posted on 07/23/2010 11:39:33 AM PDT by k3nn3th
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To: k3nn3th

I recommend “Don’t Miss That Train” by the Gap Band.


2 posted on 07/23/2010 11:41:16 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: k3nn3th

Let’em sing...I’ll bring a confederate flag....and let’s see which of us goes to jail. Yes, I’m white...


3 posted on 07/23/2010 11:42:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: k3nn3th
"Black National Anthem" ... is ... racially divisive.

Calling Captain Obvious!

4 posted on 07/23/2010 11:42:46 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: k3nn3th

Good for Professor Askew!

He sounds like he gets it.


5 posted on 07/23/2010 11:42:49 AM PDT by agere_contra (Obama did more damage to the Gulf economy in one day than Pemex/Ixtoc did in nine months)
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To: BenLurkin

I would suggest Battle Hymm of the Republic.


6 posted on 07/23/2010 11:43:48 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Helter Skelter. The Revolution is Upon Us.)
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To: k3nn3th

But the dirtbags on the Left would prefer the divisiveness.

Good decision to avoid exclusionary anthems.


7 posted on 07/23/2010 11:44:28 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: RexBeach

lol.


8 posted on 07/23/2010 11:44:28 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: k3nn3th

9 posted on 07/23/2010 11:44:34 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: k3nn3th
having a "Black National Anthem"

Because THAT will bring us all together.

10 posted on 07/23/2010 11:46:22 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: BenLurkin

And those are a couple of good reasons why we need an inclusive society.


11 posted on 07/23/2010 11:46:29 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: k3nn3th
Askew, though, maintains there's only one national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner,"...

...and "The Star-Spangled Banner" has the added advantage of sounding A LOT better on elctric guitar than "Lift Every Voice and Sing".

12 posted on 07/23/2010 11:48:49 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: k3nn3th
"...the concept of a "Black National Anthem" - (Lift Every Voice and Sing) is unnecessary and racially divisive."

You aint just whistlin' Dixie.

13 posted on 07/23/2010 11:50:52 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: k3nn3th

They spend years and years fighting against forced segregation and then years and years segregating themselves on purpose.


14 posted on 07/23/2010 11:51:45 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (The problem isn't that 1% of muslims are terrorists. The problem is 99% of terrorists are muslim)
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To: k3nn3th

The purpose of this “anthem” is to divide. democrats love to divide the country.


15 posted on 07/23/2010 11:51:55 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (My goal in life is to annoy as many liberals as possible.)
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To: k3nn3th

I wonder what Mr. Skittles thinks?


16 posted on 07/23/2010 11:53:04 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I would suggest Battle Hymm of the Republic.

Swing low.....sweet chariot...

17 posted on 07/23/2010 11:54:41 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: k3nn3th

There’s nothing wrong with “Lift Every Voice and Sing” that depoliticizing the issue wouldn’t fix. And this isn’t a real issue - it’s silly season nonsense. Pack your grumbles and grudges back up.


18 posted on 07/23/2010 11:55:07 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: BenLurkin

Ok, I’m keeping that image.


19 posted on 07/23/2010 11:55:17 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: BenLurkin

Well Ben, while it is obvious to you and to me, this is an issue of sensitivity for black people. For a professor at a historically black college to write a books saying this is tantamount to heresy.


20 posted on 07/23/2010 11:59:40 AM PDT by k3nn3th
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To: BenLurkin

Well Ben, while it is obvious to you and to me, this is an issue of sensitivity for black people. For a professor at a historically black college to write a books saying this is tantamount to heresy.


21 posted on 07/23/2010 11:59:48 AM PDT by k3nn3th
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To: k3nn3th

The Rancid Left has succeeded in making American blacks into slaves on their new plantation.


22 posted on 07/23/2010 12:01:17 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: k3nn3th
"To sing the 'black national anthem' suggests that black people are separatist and want to have their own nation," Askew said. "This means that everything Martin Luther King Jr. believed about being one nation gets thrown out the window."

I concur.

23 posted on 07/23/2010 12:02:03 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: WayneS

There we go... an anthem for every tribe!


24 posted on 07/23/2010 12:02:29 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: k3nn3th

I agree with the professor and he is not the only black academic saying such. The problem is that they are in the minority....the majority wanting a black national anthem are the same ones advocating broad-based reparations, social juctice, and their own nation.....


25 posted on 07/23/2010 12:03:35 PM PDT by cranked
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To: k3nn3th

Oh yes!


26 posted on 07/23/2010 12:03:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: k3nn3th
Black Professor speaks out against having a "Black National Anthem"

Never mind if some professor or rapper thinks there should be a black national anthem.

I do care what our Undocumented President thinks of it.

Not that it matters; Blacks can have all the National anthems they want, so long as beret-wearing hoods with billyclubs aren't allowed to threaten, intimidate, or brutalize anyone who doesn't choose to participate, honor or in any other way validate the stupidity of the New Africa.

27 posted on 07/23/2010 12:04:45 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("We don't want to hear words; we want action and results.")
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To: k3nn3th

“Marc Lamont Hill, an associate professor of education at Columbia University who studies hip-hop culture”

Talk about your tough courses! Not like those easy math and science classes.

I stopped watching the Fox business shows on Sat. mornings, because they have this clown on frequently. He just spews the liberal line and has nothing substantive to say.


28 posted on 07/23/2010 12:07:43 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: WayneS

Lift Every Voice And Sing is a HYMN. It’s not a BLACK hymn, it’s not THEIR hymn, it’s for all God’s children.


29 posted on 07/23/2010 12:14:38 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hitler Was Their Fate and their Fate Could Not Be Stayed. Von Braustitch.)
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To: k3nn3th

Personally, I like ¨Lift Every Voice and Sing¨.


30 posted on 07/23/2010 12:14:58 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: himno hero
There we go... an anthem for every tribe!

Suggestions for the Geico cavemen?
31 posted on 07/23/2010 12:15:45 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: righttackle44

That dude? He’s an AMerican so he’s in!


32 posted on 07/23/2010 12:18:17 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: k3nn3th

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” is in the hymnal at our church. When we first sang it, I noted the 1920 copyright date in the book and assumed that it was inspired by World War I. “We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,” which is found in the second verse, can bring to mind images of the Aisne River, Belleau Wood, or the Argonne Forest. Only later did I learn that the song was composed several years prior to the war.


33 posted on 07/23/2010 12:21:26 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Sacajaweau

As long as they let the crackers sing “Dixie” I’d be perfectly copacetic with an “Unofficial Black Anthem” sung by whoever chooses (and it ain’t a bad song, at that — it speaks to being true to their God and native land... hellooo, unless you’re Barack Obama, an Afro-American’s native land is usually going to be the States).


34 posted on 07/23/2010 12:28:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Fiji Hill

Negro race-based slavery was a mess all around. Not enough is said about how slaves were commandeered — usually through some kind of vendetta between tribes back in Africa, resulting in bloody conflicts and prisoners taken, which prisoners were delivered to the glad and greedy merchant ships, which like as not were captained and crewed by Muslims.


35 posted on 07/23/2010 12:31:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: EQAndyBuzz

How about Dixie....


36 posted on 07/23/2010 12:33:47 PM PDT by nikos1121 (Praying for minus 24 today....at least minus 23...)
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To: k3nn3th
A "Black National Anthem" presupposes the existence of a "Black Nation" (which likewise implies the existence of other, ethnically-based nations within the United States).

But as the Pledge of Allegiance states: "One Nation...indivisible..."

Regards,

37 posted on 07/23/2010 12:35:28 PM PDT by alexander_busek
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To: alexander_busek

And here NAACP gets all bent out of shape at the suggestion of recognizing a “white nation.”


38 posted on 07/23/2010 12:40:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: k3nn3th
Are you telling me the black anthem isn't “Gimme Dat Ding”?
39 posted on 07/23/2010 12:52:31 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: alexander_busek
But as the Pledge of Allegiance states: "One Nation...indivisible..."

First, a Black National Anthem...and then -- what next? Will there be a Black Pledge of Allegiance, and a Black America Flag, etc. The insanity of segregating themselves after their parents and grandparents protested to have their race fully integrated is a slap in the face to Dr. King and those who espoused sensible ideals. How I wish the Blacks had a spokesperson who was truly interested in the people, and not power and fame via retribution cries and insighting violence and hatred.

The current push to separate the races by identifying them as being different makes no sense, except to thieving, conniving Democrats who want to keep them in a stage of unrest so they can get their votes and then control them with government handouts. What the Blacks of America do not see is that they ARE becoming slaves again...only this time to the power hungry Democrat politicians.

40 posted on 07/23/2010 12:54:28 PM PDT by CitizenM ("Do you miss me yet?" Yes, George, we do.)
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To: Clock King

Yea, me too.


41 posted on 07/23/2010 12:58:41 PM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood... killing more blacks than the Ku Klux Klan could have ever dreamed of.)
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To: RexBeach

Anything by the Staple Singers.


42 posted on 07/23/2010 12:59:08 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Terrific choice.

How about Peter Tosh?


43 posted on 07/23/2010 1:00:48 PM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: RexBeach

“I’ll Take You There,” is pure shout out happiness.
No one else could come up with anything like it.


44 posted on 07/23/2010 1:04:06 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

:)


45 posted on 07/23/2010 1:04:36 PM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: k3nn3th

Two different Americas?


46 posted on 07/23/2010 1:08:14 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: k3nn3th

A “black” national anthem? Well let’s see....how about “ Hey, white muffugguh, where be mah chek”?


47 posted on 07/23/2010 1:16:05 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: k3nn3th

Morgan freeman solves the race problem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3cGfrExozQ&feature=player_embedded


48 posted on 07/23/2010 1:24:19 PM PDT by ventanax5
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To: k3nn3th

“Black National Anthem” they have one it’s in Africa.


49 posted on 07/23/2010 2:14:19 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: k3nn3th
After Hours by Erskine Hawkins (1940) has also been called the "black national anthem."
50 posted on 07/23/2010 7:12:34 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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