Religious Right radio host Janet Mefferd told a caller that National Football League (NFL) protests during the national anthem couldn’t possibly be about white supremacy because the United States “had a little thing called the Civil War” that “corrected” the issue of white supremacy.
During yesterday’s episode of “Janet Mefferd Live,” Mefferd responded to a caller who questioned why Religious Right figures like Mefferd couldn’t wrap their heads around the reason NFL players were kneeling during the national anthem. The caller told Mefferd that people like her “need to get out more” if they really believe there is no racism or white supremacy in America.
“It doesn’t have anything to do with overall white supremacy,” Mefferd responded. “We had a little thing called the Civil War. The slaves were freed. A lot of Americans laid down their lives to make that happen and we’re grateful for that. This is not a perfect country, but that was a gigantic error that was corrected and we’re all grateful for it.”
Mefferd then asked NFL players to stand for the anthem in the name of military personnel who have died in the line of duty.
“Have some respect. That’s all. It doesn’t cost you anything,” Mefferd said. “You can stand for the national anthem and still have your own person views.”