Black Public Scholars

March 7, 2011

Should the NAACP Be Honoring a Man Who Loves the Confederate Flag?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Staff @ 5:18 am

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University – Scholarship in Action 

In one of the most interesting "What the hayell" moments in recent memory, the NAACP Detroit branch has announced that they plan to give singer Kid Rock an award at their annual Great Expectations Dinner, which typically draws 10,000 participants.  The dinner is going to be held on May 1, and if recent protests are an indicator, there won’t be 10,000 people in the audience ready to celebrate.

The reason that people are up in arms is because Kid Rock has often used the Confederate Flag as part of his routine on stage.  The singer has argued that the flag stands as a symbol of southern rock and roll, but many protesters don’t quite see it that way.   But in contrast to the flood of criticism the organization is receiving over the decision, the chapter leadership is going to move forward.

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1 Comment »

  1. No honor to conferate flag

    Comment by arp — April 2, 2011 @ 3:04 am


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