Majority House Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) has said he will propose to make “the black national anthem” the official anthem of the United States in a bid to “bring the country together” .
“Making it a national anthem, I think, would be an act of bringing the country together. He would say to people, “You don’t sing a separate national anthem, you sing the country’s national anthem,” Clyburn told USA Today.
Via USA Today:
U.S. Representative James Clyburn, DS.C. wants a song about faith and resilience long revered in the black community to become the national anthem and help unite the country after centuries of racial unrest.
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Clyburn, the House Majority Whip, plans to introduce a measure this week that would make “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the Black National Anthem, the national anthem and give it a place. special alongside the country’s anthem. The star-spangled banner. “
In a separate effort to “unite the country,” Joe Biden said his administration will help blacks, Latinos, Asians and Native Americans rebuild and reopen their small businesses – whites don’t need to apply.