Hate to break it to you, Congressman, but, uh…
In the wake of the ivory insurrection on Capitol Hill, Congressman James Clyburn wants to marinate America in something a lil’ more flavorful than the milquetoast national anthem that makes white folks go all horny pants.
According to a report in the USA Today, U.S. Rep Clyburn has introduced a bill that will make “Lift Every Voice and Sing” aka “The Black National Anthem” the national hymn that will be recognized alongside “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
“To make it a national hymn, I think, would be an act of bringing the country together. It would say to people, ‘You aren’t singing a separate national anthem, you are singing the country’s national hymn,” said Clyburn, the highest-ranking Black American in Congress. “The gesture itself would be an act of healing. Everybody can identify with that song.”