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When Francis Scott Key (Star-Spangled Banner) wrote land of the free, home of the brave, was he

including his slaves? I don't think he was, because that would be contradictory to him owning slaves! Yes he was a slave owner! (I was surprised by that info too, as many of you probably are!) Could historical contradictions- information, like this, be one of reasons for Colin kaepernick, not saluting that flag?

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Billie Kelpin says

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    RTalloni 4 weeks ago

    Seeing his protest that way in today's world isn't unusual, but he was specific re Keys and clear that the info surprised him. Mindlessly singing the song is the problem. Truth about history is the need. Protests should always be civil, not violent.

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    vveasey 5 weeks ago

    everything you've said, is why black people have a different view of this situation, than your and other white people. Sounds like you're justifying or diminishing slavery, because there was slavery in other countries, which really isn't relavant

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 5 weeks ago

    Yes and your assumptions about my "white privilege" do not apply either. Those touting the slave card do not have a monopoly on a disturbing past.

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