Posted: Jul 20, 2021 12:01 AM
The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com.
I’ve never heard the song “Lift Every Voice And Sing,” at least as far as I know. If I did hear it, it was just on and not billed as the “black national anthem,” that much I do know. I know this because I would have disrespected it by not standing, and I would remember disrespecting it. Not because I’m racist, but explicitly because I’m not racist and abhor racism. Which is why I didn’t voluntarily watch any National Football League games last year, and why I won’t be watching them this year either.
Yes, the NFL is a private business and they’re free to commit economic suicide any time and any way they so choose, I couldn’t care less from that standpoint. But the idea that any organization that wants my support, and more to the point my money and time, would embrace the idea that there is such a thing as a “black national anthem” and expect me to be