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The NFL Will Continue To Divide America At The Super Bowl

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Critics have expressed frustration over the NFL’s decision to include the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice,” in the Super Bowl festivities, seeing it as a divisive move.

They question the necessity of introducing this element, particularly during an event meant to unite the country.

Critics emphasize the potential for increased tension and drama that the song may bring to an already polarized America.

In recent years, the question of whether “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the Black National Anthem, should join the traditional pre-game playing of the Star-Spangled Banner has ignited debate.

Proponents of including “Lift Every Voice” argue for a more inclusive Super Bowl experience. They point to the historical significance of the song, penned in 1900 by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson, as a testament to the resilience and achievements of Black Americans.

Playing it alongside the national anthem, they argue, would acknowledge the complex tapestry of American identity and celebrate the contributions of a community often marginalized within the mainstream.

Opponents, however, express concerns about potential divisiveness.

They argue that the Super Bowl, already a highly charged event, should not be used as a platform for political statements. Some worry that including “Lift Every Voice” could be seen as diminishing the significance of the national anthem, a symbol of national unity.

The Star-Spangled Banner evokes patriotism and national pride while serious questions surround whether “Lift Every Voice” carries the same goal of unifying the nation together.

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