White Conservatives Are Livid At Vanessa Williams For Singing ‘Black National Anthem’ During Capitol’s July 4 Event!

YourBlackWorld.net, By Victor Omondi, Posted July 15th 2021

Some people were outraged that Vanessa Williams performed “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the song known as the Black National Anthem, for this year’s televised Capitol Fourth celebration on Sunday, July 4.

According to the New York Post, critics fuming at PBS’s holiday broadcast event called it divisive and un-American.

Williams, the first Black woman to be crowned Miss America, said this year that the organizers planned to recognize Juneteenth along with the traditional Independence Day celebration, she told the Associated Press on Thursday, July 1.

“It’s in celebration of the wonderful opportunity that we now have to celebrate Juneteenth. So we are reflective of the times,” she stated.

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of African American slaves and was declared a federal holiday in the US this year.

The event was intended to “honor men and women of our military and their families for their contributions to our nation and their dedication to service, which exemplifies the American ideals we celebrate on the Fourth of July,” according to PBS.

As news of the pre-recorded performance hit Twitter on Saturday, people began to blast the upcoming special as “racist” and promoting “segregationism.” Specifically, many took the use of the phrase “Black National Anthem” in The Hill’s coverage of the event to mean that the 4th of July will no longer represent all Americans.

“We have one national anthem…” Newsmax host Steve Cortes wrote on Twitter, referring to “The Star-Spangled Banner” performed by Fleming during the broadcast.

Here are some reactions to Williams singing the Black National Anthem at the Capitol Fourth event.

“Huh? We already have a national anthem for all people. The Star Spangled Banner! This is ridiculous and will not be tolerated.”

“I’m glad I missed it and didn’t have to take a knee. Last time I checked it for now it is still the United States of America.”

Others supported Williams: “Quit trippin’!!! Wait until they find out we have a black version of Happy Birthday!!! #StevieWonder”

Someone else wrote that the Black national anthem “was just what we all needed to hear. Don’t care what conservatives griping about.”

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