Unlike the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick, Frederick Douglass Loved ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’
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This is absolute nonsense. The idea that Frederick Douglas was okay with it does not make it acceptable. One person does not have the right to speak for an entire ethnic group. Further, referring to slavery as a “contradiction” or “imperfection” is an egregious understatement that works to minimize millions of deaths and hundreds of years of oppression. Describing African-Americans who take offense at the celebration of the deaths of enslaved people as hyperbolic is similarly reprehensible. Anyone involved in creating and disseminating this piece should be ashamed of themselves.

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