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Stars And Bars Gets Kid Rock A NAACP Boycott

According to Mark Hicks, Detroit News staff writer,

Some NAACP supporters plan to boycott the Detroit arm’s annual fundraiser over an honor for Kid Rock they say doesn’t mesh with the civil rights group’s goals.

The rocker is set to receive the Detroit branch’s Great Expectations Award at the annual dinner, which typically attracts about 10,000 people, on May 1 at Cobo Center.

But Adolph Mongo, a longtime political consultant and head of Detroiters for Progress, said he and others will sit out over Kid Rock’s use of the controversial Confederate flag during performances.

“It’s a slap in the face for anyone who fought for civil rights in this country,” Mongo said Thursday. “It’s a symbol of hatred and bigotry.”

NAACP officials defended the honor.

“Kid Rock … has consistently lifted up the Great Expectations of many persons … concerning the future of the city,” Donnell R. White, interim executive director of the Detroit Branch NAACP, said in a statement.

Kid Rock and his representatives couldn’t be reached. But in a 2008 interview with the Guardian in Britain, he said the flag to him represents southern rock ‘n’ roll.

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