Mr. Jealous often embarrassed the NAACP; for example, in contravention of long standing NAACP policy, he backed deliberately separate, homogeneous homerooms for black boys and black girls at an otherwise integrated public high school in Pennsylvania. And his voice was among the loudest and shrillest in demanding the arrest and conviction of George Zimmerman for the, ahem, "murder" of Trayvon Martin. When a jury acquitted Mr. Zimmerman of all charges, Mr. Jealous demanded — without any concern for due process, or double jeopardy, and without a smidgen of evidence of racial bias on Mr. Zimmerman's part — that the Justice Department prosecute Mr. Zimmerman on federal civil rights violation charges. This was on Mr. Jealous' part sheer racial demagoguery, not sober leadership of the nation's once premier civil rights organization. Indeed, while Ben Jealous was favored by left wing zealots, he never was regarded as a faithful guardian of the NAACP's integrationist values and due process moorings.