Too far?

Lyndsey Parker, the editor-in-chief of Yahoo Music, published a piece this week titled, "Why it might be time to finally replace 'The Star-Spangled Banner' with a new national anthem."

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, the article's reasoning is that Francis Scott Key, the composer of the "The Star-Spangled Banner," was a slave owner who once said that African Americans were “a distinct and inferior race of people, which all experience proves to be the greatest evil that afflicts a community.” 

While attention has been drawn to multiple references deemed celebratory of the Confederacy and culturally insensitive to Black people (i.e., Aunt Jemima changed its name, as did country bands Lady Antebellum and the Dixie Chicks), some people are responding that taking it to the National Anthem is too far and that you have to draw the line somewhere. 

Here's what Twitter had to say:

Since we're taking suggestions on potential songs we could use instead ...

Other ideas that have been floated include “Lift Every Voice and Sing," which is commonly considered the anthem for Black America.

So what do you think? Should we change the National Anthem? And if so, what's your suggestion for a replacement? Tell us in the comments!