Twitterverse explodes over "Black National Anthem" performed before American National Anthem at Super Bowl

Posted by bubah1mau 1 month, 1 week ago to Culture
8 comments | Share | Flag

This was the first time I heard it performed, and there surely was a lowkey introduction for it so I really didn't know for sure what was going on. The song lyrics just seemed like a rambling string of words with no message. Maybe it meant something to somebody, but not to me.

Add Comment


All Comments Hide marked as read Mark all as read

  • Posted by Misanthropic-Shrugger 1 month, 1 week ago
    To our friends that continue to watch the NFL, please stop watching. These days the smart TV (etc) narc's you out and they can see precisely how many views they have.... which translates directly to dollars.

    Stop watching, their money stops, the woke stops. Until you man-up and take your eyes/money elsewhere this WILL CONTINUE.

    Be an adult. Do something else. Take your kids fishing. Read a book. Take a walk with your wife and discuss the universe. Anything else.
    Reply | Mark as read | Best of... | Permalink  
  • Posted by $ Abaco 1 month, 1 week ago
    At what point will a majority of people start to say something? It will take at least that. They should really push it and announce that in all of next season's NFL games only that first anthem will be sung. Haha.... Why not? I don't fall for the symbolism....but I know when people are getting taken advantage of....
    Reply | Mark as read | Best of... | Permalink  
  • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 1 week ago
    First a disclaimer: I don't waste my time or treasure chasing sports teams of any kind. However, that doesn't mean I'm deaf and blind to this ridiculous crap I'm constantly bombarded with over various media and from friends and relatives (by now most friends and relatives know I don't give a damn about sports crap so they don't bother me with it). I'd be thrilled if the cable company would reimburse me for sports channels I don't watch as well as non-English or shopping channels, but I know that's not going to happen.

    With all that said, it seems to me a big backwards step to the old Jim Crow is taking place with segregation being brought front and center on the national scene in more ways than the sports world. We may end up with a racially segregated society by default if this keeps up. The New Jim Crow, however, has a black faced boss instead of a white one. Oh well, it's looking like integration isn't working in a lot of places. It's looking like the generation before me, that protested forced school busing, may have had it right all along.
    Reply | Mark as read | Best of... | Permalink  


  • Comment hidden. Undo