California branch President Alice Huffman spoke to CBS Sacramento, saying, “It’s racist. It doesn’t represent our community. It’s anti-black. This song is wrong. It shouldn’t have been there. We didn’t have it ’til 1931, so it won’t kill us if it goes away.”
Huffman spoke on Kaepernick’s protest message, “This not about the flag. We love the flag. This is about a song that should never have been the national anthem,” she said.