Democrat Rep. Implies Super Bowl Crowd Racist

The latest “woke” issue flapping is how few people stood for the “Black National Anthem” at Super Bowl XVIII. This is according to Tennessee Democrat congressman Steve Cohen.

Rep. Cohen reacted to the scant crowd participation on X: “The Negro National Anthem. Not a pretty picture of Super Bowl crowd.”

The insinuation was that nearly the entire Super Bowl crowd was racist. Perhaps those who saw fit to remain seated during Andra Day’s performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” also were thinking: “Not a pretty picture.” Those who knew history or who were alive in 1963 probably didn’t think two national anthems fit the themes of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Dr. King said on that day: “One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation…” Yet in 2024 —segregation is pushed by Blacks and their White minions in the Democratic party through divisiveness such as separate national anthems.

One veteran shot back at Rep. Cohen suggesting the southern anthem “Dixie” should be played as well.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, founder of the racist and historical revisionist Hulu series “1619 Project,” wrote last month that the “White National anthem” is already being played. This attitude also stands in stark contrast to Dr. King’s dream: “The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people.”

While “Lift Every Voice and Sing” was dubbed the “Black National Anthem” by the NAACP in 1917, Martin Luther King did not see a place for it in his Civil Rights movement.

“I have a dream that one day down in Alabama with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, one day right down in Alabama little Black boys and Black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”

The Alabama governor to whom Dr. King referred was the late Democrat George Wallace, who infamously said in his own 1963 speech: “I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”

Perhaps Nikole Hannah-Jones has much in common with Gov. Wallace. Their bigoted worldviews and advocacy for the separation of the races would have made them practically soulmates — other than their skin color gap, of course.

The Super Bowl and the NFL in general are all too often about everything but football. The next time Commissioner Roger Goodell stands in the gap and refuses to pander to woke insanity will be his first. The rallying cry of “End Racism” is painted in the back of every end zone, yet the promotion of two national anthems sends a divisive, contradictory and regressive message.