Sadly, the NAACP doesn't see it that way. Instead of tossing out the R Kelly nomination, they have decided to let it stand. After some prodding, they've admitted to flaws in the nomination process. But that's it. Meaning that 2004 could be the year that an alleged child rapist preens around with a NAACP Image Award tucked under his arm.
How disgusting. Who are they going to nominate next year, O.J. Simpson?
The NAACP is about protecting civil rights. It's about arousing the country's conscience. Usually, they're out there doing good things. But its disgusting when they become so busy moralizing about brotherhood that they fail to find fault in a brother who allegedly rapes children. Aren't there enough images of gun toting, drug snorting thugs on TV and in the movies? Do we really need to highlight more negative images of black Americans and push them into the mainstream?
An Image Award is supposed to reward excellence. Instead it's become just another reason to trot out another gangsta stereotype. How pathetic.