The NAACP has issued a travel advisory for the state of Florida, cautioning Black Americans and other minorities about the state’s alleged hostility towards them. The advisory states that Florida is openly antagonistic towards African Americans, people of color (“POCs”), and LGBTQ+ individuals.
According to the NAACP’s letter, Florida has launched a comprehensive assault on the rights and well-being of Black Americans, voting rights, LGBTQ+ individuals, immigrants, women’s reproductive rights, and free speech.
“Florida is openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals,” the NAACP claims. “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.”
“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