We have two Anthems?
June 05, 2013 12:13 AM | 1085 views | 3 3 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

Re: Story, May 26 MDJ, “NAACP seeks help in run-up to Juneteenth.”

I don’t have a problem with the festivities, it is with the fact that a National Anthem was sung — not our National Anthem, but an “African-American National Anthem.” Until I read this article, I wasn’t aware that there was a national anthem just for African Americans. I am under the impression that “we” as U.S. citizens should show allegiance to our country. When our children, no matter their skin color, are taught that they can choose something other than the U.S. National Anthem, where does it end? The operative word here is “United.” How can we hope to work together for the good of our country if we are not working together toward one goal? That goal should be to get this country back to the love of God, family and country.

Judy Middleton

Kennesaw

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Luek
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June 18, 2013
Durn it! I missed the Juneteenth festivities AGAIN this year ! Must have overslept.
Bob Johnson
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June 06, 2013
The day of affirmative action has passed. Why is there a Black Miss America,Black all American football team, BET or any other group based on race? Why not a White Miss America? All of this political correctness is getting in the way of common sense.
anonymous
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June 05, 2013
Throughout Cobb, things are changing and we know it. Even those of us who embrace diversity are becoming uncomfortable at the separatism we've seen the last few years.

There are groups here actively working to foster this separatism. I never really believed our own NAACP chapter was like this, but they've obviously allowed more extreme thinkers to cloud their patriotism. I sincerely hope this is NOT the case. I've been proud, the last two decades, to live in an area that I consider to be diverse, to get along and work together to better lifestyles for all. Please do not allow Cobb to go the way of the country.
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