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    Students in West Virginia School forced to stand for Black National Anthem

    Students in West Virginia School forced to stand for Black National Anthem by Principal

    Students at Capital High School (CHS) in Charleston, West Virginia have been regularly forced to stand during the playing of a song known as “The Black National Anthem.”

    The song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” was played in the morning right after the American national anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance, and students were forced to stand for all three. While the law currently states that no child can be compelled to stand for any kind of pledge, controversy only arose at CHS after two students and a parent complained about having to stand for the “Black National Anthem” (BNA).

    To make matters worse, Clinton Giles, the black principal of CHS who made the requirement, allegedly ridiculed a child for his refusal to stand during the BNA. As the Daily Mail (the link to the original article is no longer valid) wrote:

    Kim Bailey is the mother of one student who chose not to stand. She said the song is considered the “African-American National Anthem” and it was disrespectful to make students stand for it.

    Her son chose not to stand and was sent to the office several times because of his decision, she said. She also said Giles made statements over the loudspeaker about the situation that “ostracized” her son.

    Students in West Virginia School forced to stand for Black National Anthem by Principal | World of Newsninja2012

    Sounds racist to me.

    Thoughts anyone???

    Should this principle be fired or should he just have his hands slapped and told to stop?
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    Re: Students in West Virginia School forced to stand for Black National Anthem

    Wow... Just... Wow... In West Virginia of all places.. That is literally the last place I would expect that to happen. I'm against the playing of all pledges and anthems in schools, but playing a black anthem without playing the white and brown anthems is disturbingly racist.

    Funny story, I was suspended back in highschool for not standing for the Texas pledge. Apparently they didn't have such a rule.
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    Re: Students in West Virginia School forced to stand for Black National Anthem

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Wow... Just... Wow... In West Virginia of all places.. That is literally the last place I would expect that to happen. I'm against the playing of all pledges and anthems in schools, but playing a black anthem without playing the white and brown anthems is disturbingly racist.

    Funny story, I was suspended back in highschool for not standing for the Texas pledge. Apparently they didn't have such a rule.
    He did play the National Anthem and the Pledge, but also included the Black National anthem and required all students to stand for all three.

    So, is he racist, or just being fair, but unlawful???
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    Re: Students in West Virginia School forced to stand for Black National Anthem

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapunzel52 View Post
    He did play the National Anthem and the Pledge, but also included the Black National anthem and required all students to stand for all three.

    So, is he racist, or just being fair, but unlawful???
    Yes, I know that, you stated it in the OP. In my response I wrote that it was "disturbingly racist".
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    Re: Students in West Virginia School forced to stand for Black National Anthem

    I didn't believe it at first, but it looks like it's true.

    Students Forced to Stand for 'Black National Anthem' - Stormfront

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    Re: Students in West Virginia School forced to stand for Black National Anthem

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapunzel52 View Post

    So, is he racist, or just being fair, but unlawful???

    He's most definately a racist.

    Read what these people had to say:

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    Re: Students in West Virginia School forced to stand for Black National Anthem

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapunzel52 View Post
    Students in West Virginia School forced to stand for Black National Anthem by Principal

    Students at Capital High School (CHS) in Charleston, West Virginia have been regularly forced to stand during the playing of a song known as “The Black National Anthem.”

    The song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” was played in the morning right after the American national anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance, and students were forced to stand for all three. While the law currently states that no child can be compelled to stand for any kind of pledge, controversy only arose at CHS after two students and a parent complained about having to stand for the “Black National Anthem” (BNA).

    To make matters worse, Clinton Giles, the black principal of CHS who made the requirement, allegedly ridiculed a child for his refusal to stand during the BNA. As the Daily Mail (the link to the original article is no longer valid) wrote:

    Kim Bailey is the mother of one student who chose not to stand. She said the song is considered the “African-American National Anthem” and it was disrespectful to make students stand for it.

    Her son chose not to stand and was sent to the office several times because of his decision, she said. She also said Giles made statements over the loudspeaker about the situation that “ostracized” her son.

    Students in West Virginia School forced to stand for Black National Anthem by Principal | World of Newsninja2012

    Sounds racist to me.

    Thoughts anyone???

    Should this principle be fired or should he just have his hands slapped and told to stop?
    It's no worse than being forced to say the pledge of allegiance. But I suppose you have some grounds for opposition, being that the institution in question is a public school.

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    Re: Students in West Virginia School forced to stand for Black National Anthem

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Wow... Just... Wow... In West Virginia of all places.. That is literally the last place I would expect that to happen. I'm against the playing of all pledges and anthems in schools, but playing a black anthem without playing the white and brown anthems is disturbingly racist.

    Funny story, I was suspended back in highschool for not standing for the Texas pledge. Apparently they didn't have such a rule.
    The pledge itself is pretty marginalizing, so I don't see any reason the school can't do this as well.

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    Re: Students in West Virginia School forced to stand for Black National Anthem

    Sounds like grounds for a firing, and not because he wanted to play this song in the morning but because he's compelling students to stand for it.

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    Re: Students in West Virginia School forced to stand for Black National Anthem

    The song's message can really be applied to anybody who's seeking the strength to carry on.

    Lift every voice and sing,
    till earth and heaven ring,
    Ring with the harmonies of liberty;
    Let our rejoicing rise
    High as the listening skies,
    Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.


    Sing a song full of the faith that the
    dark past has taught us,
    Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
    facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
    let us march on till victory is won.


    Stony the road we trod,
    bitter the chastening rod,
    felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
    yet with a steady beat,
    have not our weary feet
    come to the place
    for which our fathers died?


    We have come over a way that with tears have been watered,
    We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
    out from the gloomy past,
    till now we stand at last
    where the white gleam
    of our bright star is cast.


    God of our weary years,
    God of our silent tears,
    thou who hast brought us thus far on the way;
    thou who hast by thy might led us into the light,
    keep us forever in the path, we pray.


    Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met thee;
    lest our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget thee,
    shadowed beneath thy hand,
    may we forever stand,
    true to our God,
    true to our native land.
    I have no problem with playing the song because of it's more generic message...but the song does mention God...not that I personally give even one single **** about the mention of God in schools, but I'm pretty sure the mention of him in this song would likely create controversy outside of the "racism" nonsense.
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