Should the 'Star-Spangled Banner' be replaced as the national anthem? | The Tylt

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Americans are finding out that the Star-Spangled Banner is actually really racist. People are learning about the third verse, which calls for the deaths of freed slaves, and feel very conflicted. Some folks are calling for America the Beautiful to replace the Star-Spangled Banner entirely. It's not a new suggestion, but it's getting new traction thanks to Colin Kaepernick's protest.

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Kaepernick's protest has revealed the uncomfortable history behind the 'Star-Spangled Banner.' Not only was Francis Scott Keys racist and bigoted, the song celebrates the killing of freed slaves.
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Some are suggesting 'America The Beautiful' as a replacement national anthem. Not only does does the song have fewer racist undertones, it's actually possible to sing.
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This is the history behind the Star-Spangled Banner. The song was only made the national anthem in 1931 by president Woodrow Wilson.
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But some are saying that the controversy about the third verse is overblown and symbolically has never been part of the American identity.
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The moral high ground doesn't really exist. America's history is complicated and often ugly. The founding fathers were slave owners and some were bigoted as well.
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Should the 'Star-Spangled Banner' be replaced as the national anthem?
#ChangeTheAnthem
A festive crown for the winner
#KeepTheAnthem