TALLAHASSEE, Florida – The NAACP issued a travel advisory for Florida over the weekend, claiming Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ policies were undemocratic and “openly hostile” to people of color and who identify LGBTQ+.
“Florida is openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals,” the travel advisory issued Saturday reads. “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 advocacy group officially approved the warning Saturday after it was proposed to the NAACP’s board of directors. In it, the NAACP blasted “DeSantis’ aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools.”