I'm confused. Francis Scott Key is a slave owner but fought for the rights for slaves, allowed his own slaves freedom, and was called "The n***er lawyer" for standing up for them in court yet he was anti-abolishment?
The single, biggest issue in Baltimore is a statue of Francis Scott Key.
TIL the Star Spangled Banner contains a reference to slaves.
It's Baltimore, that statue is the least if their problems.
ITT: Redditors defending the vandalism by quoting a verse of the song they've never heard of until they read another redditor quoting it in this thread.
Oh noes! Someone mentioned slavery in a poem that got turned into a song long before I was born! Outrage! Why? Because I have nothing else in my life to give it meaning. OUTRAGE!
It's almost as if the Anthem was written back when slavery was a normal part of life, and merely mentioning it in a song doesn't give evidence that the individual supported nor decried it.
But hey, let's vandalize statues while the city tops 300 murders per year.
That third stanza that nobody knows about except afrocentrists sure is holding down all the people of color.
Trump says "what's next, statues of Washington, Jefferson, etc?" Then people go out and make his comments come true, which validates the self-created fear. It's almost like people just went and took the bait without thinking of if it was a good idea or not....