Dr. Boyce Watkins; Kid Rock, the NAACP and the Confederate Flag: Three Questions I’d Like to Ask…
(ThyBlackMan.com) The NAACP of Detroit has committed what appears to be an incredibly sad act by giving it’s Great Expectations Award to Kid Rock during it’s annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner. It’s ironic that the NAACP is giving an award to someone who regularly uses the Confederate flag during his concerts. The civil rights supporter in me doesn’t understand the NAACP’s actions, but the Finance Professor in me understands their actions perfectly.
1) If Kid Rock were not a donor to your organization, would you have given him this award? Probably not.__2) If you were to take a vote among your members in Detroit, would they agree with giving an award to someone who boldly carries around one of the greatest symbols of racism in American history? I don’t think so.__3) Would the Jewish Anti-Defamation League give an award to a man who put a swastika on stage during his performance? I think not.
Staff Writer; Dr. Boyce Watkins