Florida NAACP votes unanimously on travel advisory for Black people

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FILE - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks after being sworn in to begin his second term during an inauguration ceremony outside the Old Capitol on Jan. 3, 2023, in Tallahassee, Fla. DeSantis' administration has blocked a new Advanced Placement course on African-American studies from being taught in high schools, saying the class violates state law and that it is historically inaccurate. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
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Due to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attacks on Black history, the Florida NAACP has unanimously voted on a travel advisory for Black people to avoid the Sunshine State.

Florida State Conference Chair Adora Obi Nweze said in a statement, “Our question to Governor DeSantis is, ‘What sort of future are you fostering for Black Americans throughout Florida while eradicating our historical contributions to this nation?’ There is no ‘feel good’ version of the horrors and inequalities that Black Americans have faced or continue to face.”

Board of Directors Chairman Leon W. Russell also added, “The recommendation from our Florida State Conference is a clear indication of just how egregious Governor DeSantis’ actions are.”

The national NAACP will decide later this year if a travel advisory will officially be issued.


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