Is The Star-Spangled Banner racist?

The objective genius writers and editors at – supported by a lecturer in the Department of African-American studies at the University of Maryland who really should know better – are busy parroting the latest far-left Only Black Lives Matter non-historians who have recently discovered pro-slavery references in what is now being claimed to be a racist National Anthem.  And they'd be right, too, except that's not what Francis Scott Key was writing about.  Not at all.  Salon might be forgiven for not knowing this, but Professor Jason Nichols really should (and possibly does) know better. The verse in question reads: No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave What Francis Scott Key was not referring to was a group of American black chattel slaves fighting for the British.  What he was referring to were the 30,000-plus mercenary soldiers from the German principality of...(Read Full Post)