Gwen Berry who prizes herself as a “race activist” turned her back on American Flag and disrespected the US on the world stage when she stood on the podium turning her back on the us flag which she believes to be a sign of oppression and racism. During the national Anthem she even put her T-shirt over her head as a sign of disrespect.
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Psaki said that Joe Biden “has great respect for the anthem” but also “part of that pride” means “respecting the right of people to peacefully protest,”
Lets look at what it says and what historians have to say of it:
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.
The Smithsonian also says Francis Scott Key was a slaveholder who believed blacks to be quote “a distinct and inferior race of people.”
Open and shut case right? Slave owner writes a song and it includes a verse about dying slaves equals Star Spangled Bigotry.
Those historians at the Smithsonian, who are experts on this time say, that’s not the whole story.
They say, British forces recruited escaped slaves to fight against the American militia in that war, which to Key, would have made them as much of an enemy as the Brits, and could account for that part of the song.
They also point out, even though Key owned slaves, later in his life he fought to end it, serving as lawyer for many slaves fighting for freedom.
It’s that history that makes the debate over the song complicated. No matter what the song meant 200 years ago, historians today agree the song has come to celebrate the sacrifice of all American military heroes during the war — black and white.