Maher previously argued against the NFL playing two anthems before a game, calling it ‘Isolation … under a different name’.
“Real Time” host Bill Maher reiterated his opposition to the black national anthem and offered a scathing response to “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who criticized his argument.
Earlier this month, Maher slammed the NFL for including “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, suggesting it is open to a new anthem for the US, “The Star- Spangled Banner” is playing the Black National Anthem. is “isolation … under a different name.”
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A few days later, Goldberg objected to Maher’s “complaint” during a discussion about his comments.
“I think we’ve gone back 10-15 years, so we’re going to have to re-educate people,” Goldberg said.
On Friday night, Maher returned to the topic, insisting to his audience that he is of the opinion that the “We Shouldn’t Be Two” anthem is “the right opinion”.
“Last week the show ‘The View’ devoted a lot of time to it, while somehow avoiding what I actually said,” Maher said. “It looked like I needed to go to school about the black national anthem myself. Whoopi Goldberg said, ‘We have to re-educate people.’ Because nothing is wrong when you start talking about re-education. Just ask Chairman Mao. Maybe we can set up some kind of camp.”
“There’s nothing wrong when you start talking about re-education. Just ask Chairman Mao. Maybe we can set up some sort of camp.”
Calling himself an “old school liberal,” the HBO star defended the “crazy idea” that “it’s bad to be separated from the race.” And while he reiterated that America should get rid of “The Star-Spangled Banner”, he argued strongly that “there should be just one anthem, after all, it is the one”.National Anthem.”
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Maher said, “Symbols of unity matter. And purposefully segmenting things on the basis of race reinforces a terrifying message that we two nations are falling apart. This is not where We were ten years ago and this is not where we should be now.” The audience, who responded with applause.
“Deliberately dividing things by race reinforces a terrifying message that we are two nations hopelessly separated from each other.”
Maher then played a clip of then-candidate Barack Obama saying, “There is no black America or white America… there is the United States of America,” adding that “here is where we need to be now.”
“If we have two anthems, why not three? Or five? Why not a female anthem? A Latino anthem? A gay, trans, indigenous people, an Asian and Pacific Islander anthem? Because ‘I’m not done with you’ ‘I’m not talking to you’ is not the way you can run a country and most people of all backgrounds already understand this and don’t want to even try to do that,” Maher said .
“If we have two anthems, why not three? Or five? Why not a female anthem? A Latino anthem? A gay, trans, indigenous people, an Asian and Pacific Islander anthem?”
“I’m not out of step! Believe in different but equal? It’s out of step—by 67 years. That was 67 years ago, in 1954, when the Supreme Court handed down their landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision Said that ‘different but similar’ is not what we do here. We decided we were going to try to do this thing together.”
Maher cited a survey of 173 colleges that found that “42%” of them offered separate accommodations and “72%” offered separate graduation ceremonies.
“Well, congratulations, generous parents. You paid 100 grand for your kid to move to Biloxi, Mississippi in 1948,” Maher quipped. “I mean, we’re a nation that claims diversity as our strength. But now half the kids’ dorm rooms are determined by racial purity? … You see what’s the point of me being so awake Mean, you come out on the racist side?”
“Well, congratulations, generous parents. You just paid 100 to move your child to Biloxi, Mississippi in 1948.”
“Because what’s next? What happens after different dorms, anthems, celebrations, cafes, gyms, different neighborhoods? That was the red-lining! They won’t let black people live in the city I grew up in. Then They do. The word for that is ‘progress.’ This is where the word ‘progressive’ comes from. Most Americans, including about 80% of African Americans, want to live in a racially diverse neighborhood.
“The Black silent majority seems to be behind the idea that you can’t have a melting pot with two pots! Yes, America was born out of the original sin of slavery and for that redress is still in order but the price of destroying But not a country where most black people have now found a decent life with a relatively high standard of living and don’t want to lose. And balkanizing our nation will certainly make us lose it.
“We need to stop treating this newly awakened segregation as if it is some kind of cultural progress. It is not. … Countries shatter into madness when they contain their separatist tendencies; Hutus in Rwanda Tutsi, killed Catholics and Protestants, Sunnis and Shias in Ireland. In Iraq, Hindus and Muslims in Kashmir, everyone in Afghanistan and that one Jew. We need to unite as a nation who come together and Always sing an anthem.”