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High school bans ‘outdated and racially offensive’ national anthem from rallies

The Washington Times – by Victor Morton

Student leaders at a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area have decided that the national anthem is racist and outdated and have banned it from school rallies.

According to multiple area news outlets, the Associated Student Body at California High School in San Ramon made that decision based on a phrase in the rarely-played third verse.  

“It was brought to our attention that the national anthem’s third verse is outdated and racially offensive,” Ariyana Kermanizadeh wrote in an open letter. “We had nothing but good intentions by removing the song so that we could be fully inclusive to our student body.”

She said the decision was made when students learned about the third verse, which includes the line “No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,” during planning for the winter rally. It applies for the rest of the school year.

Ms. Kermanizadeh said the fact that the third verse is practically never played, and very few Americans even know the lyrics doesn’t matter — the entire song is tainted.

“We understand that this third verse is not included when the anthem is performed, but still, what does this tell us?” she said.

Read the rest here: http://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/13/san-ramon-california-high-school-bans-racist-natio/

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6 Responses to High school bans ‘outdated and racially offensive’ national anthem from rallies

  1. 'ol stewbum says:

    I’d be telling them to stop cannibalizing Christ when at church. If it is wrong to eat human flesh, why Holy Communion? Sick, twisted, demented, disgusting
    Give a listen to your Top 40! Talk about offensive!! Now there’s some lyrical geniuses. Do they have a cheerleading squad? Major offensive displays happening there (destroy the other side…), along with overt sexual overtones, from minors, directed by adults. Talk about a sh**hole.

  2. Sunfire says:

    It tells me that your politically correct, snowflake ass takes stupidity to a new height. Congratulations………..you stupid bitch.

  3. Jolly Roger says:

    This is silly. Even the forgotten third verse they’re crying about isn’t racist simply because it mentions slaves. Is it better to forget that slavery existed?

    I think it has become fashionable among the snowflake crowd to find racism in everything.

    • Jolly Roger says:

      “Is it better to forget that slavery existed?”

      Maybe it is better to forget that slavery existed, because it might help them avoid noticing that the practice is still in use all over the planet…..but of course, the little minds are only concerned with slaves that died a century ago.

  4. Enemy of the State says:

    Slavery still exist
    We are the slaves

  5. KOYOTE says:

    “leaders at a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area have decided that the national anthem is racist and outdated and have banned it from school rallies.”
    SO..
    WE GET A REPRESENTATION OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ACKNOWLEDGE “LEADERS” INSTEAD OF GOVERNING YOURSELF……… HOORAH!!!!!!!
    WAKE THE HELL UP!!!!!!!!

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