The NAACP is advising African American, minority and LBGTQ+ tourists against traveling to the state of Florida because it is “hostile” toward those demographics.
The civil rights organization issued a warning to travelers of America’s cultural subsets due to Florida’s insidious maneuvering to erase Black history and eradicate gender equality.
The NAACP is taking the stance “in direct response to Governor Ron DesSantis’ aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools,” the organization penned in a statement obtained by The Daily Beast.
"Under the leadership of Governor Desantis, the state of Florida has become hostile to Black Americans and in direct conflict with the democratic ideals that our union was founded upon."
— NAACP President and CEO @DerrickNAACP
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— NAACP (@NAACP) May 20, 2023
The NAACP continued, stating: “Before traveling to Florida, please understand that the state of Florida devalues and marginalizes the contributions of, and the challenges faced by African Americans and other communities of color,” the statement said.
Per recent reporting in multiple media outlets, DeSantis has signed questionable legislation that outlawed the teaching of racism in Florida’s pre- and post-secondary schools.
Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO, stated the governor’s actions are “in direct conflict with the democratic ideals that our union was founded upon.”
“Let me be clear — failing to teach an accurate representation of the horrors and inequalities that Black Americans have faced and continue to face is a disservice to students and a dereliction of duty to all,” Johnson said.
Johnson also mentioned DeSantis’ attack against gender equity within the state and its seeming war against Walt Disney World, which is famously pro-LBGTQ+.
“Once again, hate-inspired state leaders have chosen to put politics over people. Governor Ron DeSantis and the state of Florida have engaged in a blatant war against principles of diversity and inclusion and rejected our shared identities to appeal to a dangerous, extremist minority,” Leon Russel, chair of the NAACP board of directors, said in the statement.
“We will not not allow our rights and history to be held hostage for political grandstanding,” he added.
The people on Florida need to stand up. Governors, Mayors and elected officials can’t put laws in place if you remove them from office. This governor needs to go. I don’t travel to Florida and nobody Black or LGBQT Should either. These politicians work for the people not for their own personal biases and agenda. Remove him from office!!!
Government need go no place for Rob in White House racism so sad‼️
this is true, but what is also true is we as a people are undervalued in most every other state in the union. and while people are telling people what to do, let’s look into a change for the NAACP acronym, because nothing screams “we’re owned by white folks” than the words Colored People.
I am white. I agree wholeheartedly. I personally refuse to visit any state that is passing restrictive laws against women, LGBTQ and people of color. I believe in democracy. I believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all. Correct history is essential. Without it, we are doomed. What is happening is horrific and frightening. Vote! Vote! Vote! A few prayers wouldn’t hurt either. De Santis is a screwed up Fascist.
I am a black women. Tell me what State you’re in and l will tell you to PACK YOUR BAGS AND GET OUT, BECAUSE YOUR AND 52 OTHERS ARE ON THAT LIST.
Way ahead of you. While I have family there, I won’t plan on spending any real money if I do go there. Maybe just at Disney. Been saying for years that black folk have no place in Texas and Florida. Thanks for spreading the word as I know what they will miss is the economic power that black folk need to wield judiciously.
Honestly, what can be said about the People who live, work and call Florida home, and are Black or African descent. The whole thing is appalling and in 2023, a discussion about taking away and passing laws to distort or hide truth? And make it a law. This will not end well for Him. Has He not seen past stories, documentaries…the villain is not remembered…nicely. No place in this Country has a legal or moral right to redress , change, Takeaway, delete HISTORY. No matter the ugly of it..it’s history. And if history is removed, The People do not know where they came from..history is bound to repeat itself.
By no means am I racist I love every one equally but this black sht white sht needs to stop and if it can’t then everything needs to be taken away that has to do with race because it is just holding it in place and we should be waaaaaaay past that now..we do not live in those times nor did you …your ancestor’s did keeping it in the family and passing it down in history that way would be fine it’s called genealogy but do we really need to keep it alive now in this day in age all it is causing is hate. How are we all to get along when the past is kept alive.