NAACP Warns About Visiting Florida

The N-double-A-C-P is warning African-Americans to stay away from Florida. The advocacy group this weekend issued a formal travel advisory for the state. The organization cites what it calls the governor’s aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict DEI programs in Florida schools.

NAACP President/CEO Derrick Johnson

The N-double-A-C-P also says Florida is openly hostile toward African-Americans, people of color and LGBTQ-plus individuals. President and CEO Derrick Johnson says we’re not backing down, and we encourage our allies to join us in the battle for the soul of our nation.

U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, (R) Florida

Florida Republican Congressman Byron Donalds, who is Black, said the move makes no sense and is political. He said groups should be focused on making sure people have the opportunity to achieve, arguing Florida is doing just that.