Bill Maher took aim at the NFL for playing Lift Every Voice and Sing — otherwise known as the black national anthem — at Thursday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Real Time with Bill Maher host warned that having two different national anthems, based on race, was a slippery slope to ‘segregation’ but ‘under a different name,’ he said.
‘I think when you go down a road where you’re having two different national anthems, colleges… have different graduation ceremonies for black and white, separate dorms… this is what I mean: segregation,’ Maher said on his Friday show.
‘Maybe we should get rid of our national anthem, but I think we should have one national anthem,’ he added.
Bill Maher addressed his recent criticisms of the left on his show, which he said is motivated by them constantly embarrassing him. “To me, when people say to me sometimes, ‘Boy, you know, you go after the left a lot these days.
Why?’ Because you’re embarrassing me,” Maher explained. He specifically blasted the racialization of seemingly everything. “I mean, I saw last night on the football game, Alisha Keys sang ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing,’ which, now I hear is called the ‘Black National Anthem.’
Now maybe we should get rid of our national anthem, but I think we should have one national anthem,” Maher said. “I think when you go down a road where you’re having two different national anthems, colleges sometimes …