Jealous New NAACP President
“The NAACP board of directors has chosen Ben Jealous, a 35-year-old former news executive and lifelong activist, as the organization’s next president and the youngest in its 99-year history,” the AP reports.
I’m not familiar with Jealous’ work and have no opinion as to whether he’ll make a good NAACP leader. And I’m not even going to poke fun at his name.
One wonders, however, at what age the descriptor “lifelong” becomes meaningful? Perhaps I’m just getting old but it strikes me that it comes at some point well after 35.