I’ve always tried to be culturally sensitive but when Susan Casper a reporter and newscaster for ABC15 News in Phoenix mentioned recently on her public Facebook page that a 9 year old girl “brought the house down while singing the National Anthem/Black National Anthem” at a recent MLK Living The Dream dinner, it made me wonder about the racial overtones of such a post. You’d think that there’d be some kind of outrage right? Well, it didn’t happen which is kind of curious given the fact that the liberal left have insisted that we have racial tolerance in this country.
But the biggest question is why there wasn’t an outrage over the mere mention of a black national anthem? If someone posted about a white national anthem and how wonderful it was to hear someone sing it, the black community would be outraged. There would be cries of racism and such a frenzy that the liberal media would question how such a thing could be honored or even celebrated. In fact, one person dared to ask the question to the reporter on whether or not they think having a national anthem for blacks would be considered racist?
Instead of answering the question, the reporter has remained silent as has her employer ABC 15. Of course, those who are fans of Ms. Casper certainly knew how to attack the person who asked the simple question on whether or not the concept of a black national anthem is a bit racist. I certainly have never heard of a black or even a white national anthem for that matter. But it amazes me that when those who march for civil rights remain silent over stuff like this, yet if a white person were to become elated over hearing some sing a white national anthem that there would be a war. As I recall, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was about bringing people together regardless of their color, race, religion, or even culture. However, these days people have selective amnesia about his I Have A Dream speech and are exploiting his name to continue the division of the races. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and other race baiters certainly come to mind.
I can’t help but think that if he were alive today that maybe MLK himself would be saddened on how his name is being used to further the left’s agenda. Right now, it has been used rather cheaply in the name of equality and seems to be used by them whenever the topic of race comes up. It isn’t being done to describe the man that wanted to unite people regardless of their skin but is being used by the left as a way to attack the right. They have forgotten that King said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Apparently, the race baiters failed to listen to that message. It doesn’t help to have a man like Obama in the White House doing what he can to divide the people, especially when it comes to a person’s skin color. It’s pretty shameful that we also have non conservative blacks being told that it’s ok to attack white people and then hide behind the name of MLK. King didn’t believe in division between the races so why twist his legacy into something it’s not. Hell, I’m not even sure he would even be thrilled with an MLK Living The Dream dinner or be alright that there’s a black national anthem because that indicates a division between the races.
Right now Casper and her employer remain silent over the remark. Either they don’t want to deal with the mention of a black national anthem or they don’t know how to address it. Of course, it’s no surprise that the old and crusty liberal media is silent about such issues unless of course if it was white person mentioning a white national anthem. If that happened the media would react and try to paint the person as a racist or in the very least ignorant. But then again, what else can you expect from a one sided media anyway?