NAACP Defends Decision On Kid Rock

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT -- The Detroit NAACP's decision to honor Kid Rock for his Motor City advocacy is sparking criticism by a supporter of the civil rights group for the musician's use of the Confederate flag on-stage.
Political consultant Adolph Mongo tells The Detroit News and television stations WDIV and WJBK that he's planning a boycott of the annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner May 1. That's where Kid Rock is scheduled to receive the Detroit chapter's Great Expectations Award.
Mongo says the flag is a symbol of hatred and racism.
The NAACP branch says in a statement that Kid Rock is committed to the city and represents its people.
The Associated Press left messages Friday afternoon for NAACP-Detroit Branch President the Rev. Wendell Anthony and a Kid Rock spokesman.

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  • by Sarah Lee Location: Wadesboro on Mar 7, 2011 at 09:59 PM
    If anybody is racists its the NAACP, the flag doesn't stand for hatered or rasism.. If there is a white org. the NAACP would call that racism but it's just find and dandy for an org. be called the NAACP. Come on people STAND-UP for what you believe it's called FREE SPEECH !!
  • by Dee Location: Charlotte on Mar 5, 2011 at 03:04 PM
    I don't believe that if that was the out come from using a flag that Kid Rock would have used it. The meaning of the flag has not much to do with "hated and racism." If the out come would have been different we would be flying that flag instead of the one we have today. I think it is wrong to go after him for the use of it.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2011 at 01:47 PM
    DumAsMe is right on here. To imply that Kid Rock is racist is simply absurd. That's like saying: "Since there were swastikas in the movie "Casablanca", it must have been Nazi propaganda. Mongo is thick as a brick.
  • by will on Mar 4, 2011 at 08:26 PM
    well seeing that kid rock has a black female drummer and has a mixed child why dont these narow minded people that boycoting it ask him why he flys it maybe they relize that it might reprasent that southern rock style that he has.
  • by DumAsMe Location: Lansing on Mar 4, 2011 at 03:47 PM
    Aldolph Mongo is a longtime Kilpatrick supporter, who once worked for the former mayor, is pointing a finger at Bernard Kilpatrick, blaming him in large part for the corruption during the Kwame Kilpatrick administration. Kid Rock has done more for Detroit compared to how Kwame helped only himself and his friends during his term as mayor. I don't believe Kid Rock would think of the Confederate Flag as a symbol of hatred and racism.
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