The NAACP has issued a formal travel advisory for Florida in response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools, a statement from the civil rights organization said.
The travel notice reads, “Florida is openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals. 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.”
DeSantis has grabbed national headlines for a series of controversial policies that negatively impact Black Floridians. He appears to be branding himself as the far-right’s rising star.