If you tuned into the Super Bowl last night, then you what you may have watched was another episode of ‘Wokeism Gone Wild.’ And you know exactly what I’m talking about…the performance of the Black National Anthem at the game. And boy, has it sparked some backlash! For those of you who missed it (or turned off your TVs in protest), the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” was performed before the traditional “Star-Spangled Banner” at this year’s Super Bowl. Now, I’m all for true and honest diversity and inclusion, but does this really serve unity, or is it just another divisive move in an already divided nation? This “national anthem” is a farce. This is not a black nation, it’s an American nation.
The backlash has been swift and loud. Critics argue that this move only serves to further divide us along racial lines. They see it as a blatant attempt to pander to the woke mob, rather than a genuine effort to promote unity and equality. Even some fans who usually sit on the sidelines of such debates couldn’t help but express their discontent.
Meanwhile, supporters of the decision say it’s a way to acknowledge the struggles and contributions of the Black community in America. They claim that it’s a step towards equality, a way to give a voice to a community that has often felt unheard. But let’s be honest here, folks, are we really promoting equality by highlighting differences and making special rules for certain ethnicities that highlight those differences?
As Candace Owens so aptly put it, “There is no ‘black national anthem.’ Why does America hate itself so much?” Good question, Candace. When did we become a nation that bends over backward to appease a vocal minority, even at the cost of alienating the majority?
This isn’t about denying or diminishing the struggles of the Black community in America. It’s about questioning whether divisive tactics like this are the best way to address those issues. It’s about asking if we’re really promoting unity and equality, or if we’re just driving a deeper wedge between different communities.
The Black National Anthem’s performance at the Super Bowl has sparked a backlash that goes beyond the world of sports. It’s once again brought to the fore the question of whether ‘wokeness’ is helping or hindering the cause of unity and equality in America. And from where I’m standing, it’s looking more and more like the latter.