- by travelpulse
- 01 Apr 2023
"Don't travel here." That's what the NAACP is telling people about the state of Florida.
A local Florida chapter of the NAACP is calling on the National Board to issue a travel advisory to the state, citing what it called the draconian policies of Governor Ron DeSantis.
The governor called it a publicity stunt.
The request emanated from the Jacksonville chapter in the state.
But one man, and a member of the NAACP, said instead of a travel advisory, there should be more black-owned businesses in Jacksonville and more of an encouragement for people of color to come to the area.
"Not every area in Duval County, in Jacksonville or the state of Florida is 'Ron DeSantis Country'," Richard Cuff said. "I think in the next 20 years, Blossom Ridge (his nickname for the area) can be a place that wealthy African Americans come to retire."
However, another man agrees with the push for a nationwide travel advisory.
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