NAACP issues shock travel advisory against visiting Florida as it accuses Sunshine State of being ‘openly hostile’ to black and LGBTQ Americans under DeSantis: GOP Gov says ‘what a joke’
The NAACP’s President and CEO Derrick Johnson (left) said the advisory was ‘in direct response’ to Ron DeSantis’ ‘aggressive attempts to erase black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools.’ ‘Florida is openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals,’ states the advisory issued on Saturday night by the civil rights group. The Florida Governor has not yet publicly responded to the travel advisory, but slammed the idea when it was first floated in March, when the Florida chapter of the NAACP first asked national leaders to consider the measure. ‘What a joke,’ he said at the time (footage middle). ‘Yeah, we’ll see, we’ll see how effective that is.’ DeSantis last signed a bill into law which bans the state’s public colleges and universities from spending money on diversity, equity and inclusion programs.
And It Might Get Even Lower:
Florida crime rate drops for record 50-year low
Feb 28, 2023 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Crime is down in Florida for a 50-year low, according to the 2021 Annual Uniform Crime Report released today. The report covers the calendar year of 2021 and shows Florida’s total crime volume dropped 8.3 percent, or 38,524 fewer reported index crimes, compared to 2020. Both violent and property crimes decreased in 2021.
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