Reply to "Professor at historically black college questions 'black national anthem'"

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Askew, though, maintains there's only one national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," and that "Lift Every Voice and Sing" could take on a new role: a message of victory for all ethnic groups in the United States. "We need to consider eliminating this alternative label of 'black national anthem' in order to promote unity," Askew said.


 "I know people will probably think that I'm a sellout, but I think it is important that African-Americans nationally understand that we should be moving towards racial cohesiveness."
Of course, the ethnic majority will quickly grab us up in tight embraces of unity once we stop calling it the black national anthem...and all this time we been dying and marching and facing dogs and hoses and filing lawsuits...who knew?
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