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It’s 2023, and the NAACP Board of Administrators has issued a journey advisory for Florida, citing that the state is “hostile towards African Individuals.” Contemplating MAGA-friendly Governor Ron Desantis’ blatantly racist laws aimed on the “woke,” typically a substitute for the n-word in far-right circles, the place is the lie?
On Saturday, Could 2020, the NAACP issued its damning journey advisory. A part of it reads, “Florida is brazenly hostile towards African Individuals, folks of shade and LGBTQ+ people. Earlier than touring to Florida, please perceive that the state of Florida devalues and marginalizes the contributions of, and the challenges confronted by African Individuals and different communities of shade.”
Prior to now yr, Desantis has overseen the kneecapping of AP African American Research programs for highschool college students, banned the instructing of vital race principle and has signed 4 payments that limit LGBTQ rights together with an enlargement of the notorious “Don’t Say Homosexual” legislation.
Added NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson, “Underneath the management of Governor Desantis, the state of Florida has turn out to be hostile to Black Individuals and in direct battle with the democratic beliefs that our union was based upon. He ought to know that democracy will prevail as a result of its defenders are ready to face up and struggle. We’re not backing down, and we encourage our allies to affix us within the battle for the soul of our nation.”
One other possible query is, when is Texas going to be added to that journey advisory listing? Historical past has proven that one method to deal with blatant racists in energy is to hit them within the pockets.
See a few of Twitter’s reactions to the NAACP’s chess transfer within the gallery.