By Brad Wete
March 09, 2011 at 05:59 PM EST

Image Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images Kid Rock is set to receive the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People‘s Detroit chapter’s Great Expectations Award this May.

The avid fan of soul and hip-hop music is under fire, however, for his use of the Confederate flag during his concerts, the Huffington Post reports. several NAACP members are protesting his impending recognition for that very reason.

The Confederate flag symbolizes plenty of things—none of which support the forward movement of African Americana in the post Civil Rights era. The NAACP is all about that, by the way. In an old interview Rock once did, the Post notes, he’s quoted saying, “Sure, [the Confederate flag’s] definitely got some scars, but I’ve never had an issue with it. To me it just represents pride in southern rock ‘n’ roll music, plus it just looks cool.” Apparently he’s yet to realize that it’s not about whether he has beef with what the flag represents, but what it means overall.

Rock’s rep have chosen not to comment about the protests and bubbling anger among the association.

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