Lots of folks, myself included, have pondered whether the NAACP is really doing enough for young people or any one at all for that matter. Well maybe, just maybe, the good folks at the NAACP were listening. They just elected a new president. His name is Benjamin Jealous and he’s a mere 35 years old. He’s the youngest person to every lead the dusty old civil rights organization.
This Baltimore Sun article notes the similarities between Jealous and Obama (biracial, Ivy League education, lawyer wife, etc). Interesting. More than anything though, I just hope he can actually make the NAACP relevant again. Real talk, I wouldn’t mind a name change too. Who really says “colored people” these days? Anywho, good luck to you Benjamin Jealous.