Playing various national anthems depending on race, according to Arizona Republican Kari Lake, is discriminatory and "divisive nonsense".
Lake continued, "I understand the [NFL] is still trying to ram this divisive garbage down America's neck. "I won't put up with it. Literally."
"America has only ONE National Anthem, and that Anthem is color blind," she said. "Lift Every Voice and Sing," the new anthem, was also performed before Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona. Lake objected to participating in the second anthem that was racial in nature.
She said, "We are ONE NATION, under God, regardless of their skin color. Francis Scott Key's words ring true for every single American Citizen."
Kari Lake and I both concur. The national anthem we have is THE national anthem, according to Elder in a statement.
"I reject playing both national anthems just as much as I oppose the name "African-[American]" and Black History Month. These issues cause division. They give the impression that black people are somehow cut off from American history, culture, and experience. Despite the fact that anti-black racism in America has never been more negligible, it implies ongoing victimization and oppression.
"Blacks participated in and lost their lives in every American conflict, including the Revolutionary War, which claimed the first black life. We ARE the history of America.
The NFL, according to Burgess, is dividing Americans.
I'm with Kari Lake because I won't stand for any other national anthem but ours, stated Burgess. "I won't support segregating Blacks and Whites in our nation. I won't carry out that. I won't take part in it. The NFL should be ashamed.