NAACP Travel Advisory Florida 2023

 NAACP Issues Travel Advisory for Florida

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has issued a travel advisory for Florida, warning African Americans of the state's "hostile" environment.

The advisory, which was issued on May 20, 2023, cites a number of factors that have led to the NAACP's decision, including:

  • The passage of a law that prohibits teaching about race and racism in schools.
  • The state's "Stand Your Ground" law, which has been used to justify the killing of unarmed Black people.
  • The state's history of racial discrimination, including the Jim Crow era.

The NAACP is urging African Americans to reconsider traveling to Florida, and to be aware of the risks if they do choose to go.

"Florida is not a safe place for African Americans," said NAACP President Derrick Johnson. "We urge our members and all African Americans to reconsider traveling to Florida until the state takes steps to address its hostile environment."

The travel advisory has been met with mixed reactions. Some people have praised the NAACP for taking a stand against racism, while others have criticized the organization for being too alarmist.

Regardless of one's opinion of the travel advisory, it is clear that Florida is a state with a complicated history of race relations. African Americans who choose to travel to Florida should be aware of the risks and take precautions to stay safe.

Here are some tips for African Americans traveling to Florida:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and be vigilant.
  • Avoid traveling alone, especially at night.
  • Stay in well-lit areas and avoid walking through dark alleys or parking garages.
  • If you are stopped by the police, remain calm and do not resist arrest.
  • If you feel threatened, call 911 immediately.

By following these tips, you can help to ensure your safety while traveling to Florida.

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