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Reply to "Russell Simmons Eyed As New NAACP Prez"

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Originally posted by ThaWatcher:

I can't understand why us Americans seem to think that celebrity equals wisdom and leadership ability.


You're right, but Faheem asked the right question. What are the objectives and requirements of the job? Largely, the presidency of the NAACP is about the public, it's about putting a face on the organization that can help achieve its objectives. It's not about management and leadership and legal or legislative proficiency per se. It's about being able to catch people's attention and rally support around the organization. Again, IF the organization sees youth as being important to its future, then someone like Simmons makes a lot of sense IMO.

To a certain degree, the fact that we're talking about the NAACP now proves the point.
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