Fox News’ Wednesday’s program “Fox & Friends” insinuated that students at California High School were incorrect on their stance opposing the “Star Spangled Banner” pro-slavery verse that refers to murdering slaves.
The students at the local high school in San Roman, California made the choice to no longer play the national anthem at school prep rallies according to the “San Francisco Chronicle”.
A letter was sent to parents detailing the anthem as “racially insensitive”.
“As our culture shifts to one that is more diverse and accepting of all types of people so must our traditions”, the student body explained in the letter.
The pro-slavery verse reads, “No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave / And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave.”
Fox staff members discussed the subject in depth and correspondent Carley Shimkus said sarcastically, “The students decided this…” She continued, “They were referring to the third usually unsung verse of the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ that references slave — or the killing of slavery.”
To further prove her point Shimkus read several tweets from Fox watchers who were against the students’ decision.
One tweet read, “How do you teach children about values and morals when they are encouraged to disrespect the most basic symbol of freedom, our flag?”
“The same students who say this verse is offensive will listen to trash music that is riddled with racial comments and is degrading women”, another tweet stated.
Shimkus resumed, “The Olympics are going on right now. Do you see how much the national anthem means to those athletes when it’s played over the loudspeaker? I mean, imagine taking that away from them.”