NAACP to Black People: Stay Out of Florida

Is it “safe” to be black in Florida?

Herbert Dyer, Jr.
Published in
6 min readMay 22


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America’s oldest and largest civil and human rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is warning black people everywhere against traveling to Florida.

This “advisory” is also inclusive of all other “minorities” because Florida is “actively hostile” in its “conservative” government’s putsch to eliminate altogether any efforts to achieve racial, cultural, social, political…and especially, economic diversity. Florida, under Governor Ron DeSantis, has placed a special emphasis against enriching the lives of all its citizens by essentially declaring war on state-supported schools, from K-12 to and including Ph.D. programs.

The NAACP’s press release details and chronicles the fact that since his recent gerrymandered/voter-suppressed and thus “successful” re-election, DeSantis has been unrelenting in his “attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools.”

Further, sayeth the NAACP:

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.

Prompted and prodded by DeSantis, Florida’s Department of Education has severely restricted any and all classroom material having to do with the “issues” of race, gender, sexuality and any other “identities” which do not comport with or promote straight, white male patriarchy and straight, white male history.

Amazingly, the Department has also prohibited certain mathematics textbooks, mainly because of deep-seated fears that such information (equations??) may contain expositions and glorification of “critical race theory.” That ban occurred earlier this year.

However, it was just last week when DeSantis signed into law a bill passed by the severely gerrymandered GOP state legislature that banned all diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in the state’s public colleges and universities.

That’s right. Back in January, Florida rejected an advanced placement (AP) course in African American studies that had…



Herbert Dyer, Jr.

Freelancer since the earth first began cooling. My beat, justice: racial, social, political, economic and cultural. I’m on FB, Twitter, Link,

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