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Old August 2nd, 2017, 05:33 PM   #1
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News Alert: NAACP issues travel warning

Here is something unique to my experience. This email was just sent out by CNN.

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The NAACP issued its first-ever state travel advisory -- for Missouri. The organization's warning sends a strong message to people of color traveling through the state: Go at your own risk.

The travel advisory comes after the state passed a law that Missouri's NAACP conference says allows for legal discrimination. The warning cites several discriminatory incidents in Missouri, included as examples of "looming danger" in the state.

"Individuals traveling in the state are advised to travel with extreme CAUTION," the advisory warns. "Race, gender and color based crimes have a long history in Missouri."
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Here is something unique to my experience. This email was just sent out by CNN.
So what is the Missouri law they refer to?
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Here is something unique to my experience. This email was just sent out by CNN.


This is what we've become?? Unbelievable.

"The advisory was issued after Senate Bill 43 -- which makes it more difficult for employees to prove their protected class, like race or gender, directly led to unlawful discrimination -- passed through the Missouri Legislature in June. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed it into law soon after.
Greitens and other supporters of the bill have said it puts Missouri's standards for lawsuits in line with other states.
But that's not how the NAACP sees it. The Missouri NAACP State Conference called the legislation a "Jim Crow Bill."
"This does not follow the morals of Missouri," Conference President Rod Chapel Jr. told CNN. "I hate to see Missouri get dragged down deep past the notion of treating people with dignity."

There have been other instances of discrimination in the state that could have elicited an advisory before this, several of which are listed in the warning. Among them are racist incidents reported at the University of Missouri that prompted protests across campus in 2015, as well as the state attorney general's annual report that found black drivers were stopped by police at a rate 75% higher than white drivers."

The advisory doesn't tell people to not go to Missouri. Rather, the NAACP wants minority travelers to be aware of what it says are potential risks.
"People should tell their relatives if they have to travel through the state, they need to be aware," Chapel said. "They should have bail money, you never know."

NAACP Missouri travel advisory is the first issued for a state - CNN.com
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This is what we've become?? Unbelievable.

"The advisory was issued after Senate Bill 43 -- which makes it more difficult for employees to prove their protected class, like race or gender, directly led to unlawful discrimination -- passed through the Missouri Legislature in June. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed it into law soon after.
Greitens and other supporters of the bill have said it puts Missouri's standards for lawsuits in line with other states.
But that's not how the NAACP sees it. The Missouri NAACP State Conference called the legislation a "Jim Crow Bill."
"This does not follow the morals of Missouri," Conference President Rod Chapel Jr. told CNN. "I hate to see Missouri get dragged down deep past the notion of treating people with dignity."

There have been other instances of discrimination in the state that could have elicited an advisory before this, several of which are listed in the warning. Among them are racist incidents reported at the University of Missouri that prompted protests across campus in 2015, as well as the state attorney general's annual report that found black drivers were stopped by police at a rate 75% higher than white drivers."

The advisory doesn't tell people to not go to Missouri. Rather, the NAACP wants minority travelers to be aware of what it says are potential risks.
"People should tell their relatives if they have to travel through the state, they need to be aware," Chapel said. "They should have bail money, you never know."

NAACP Missouri travel advisory is the first issued for a state - CNN.com
The 'warning" is much ado about nothing, IMHO.
The noted law may very well lead to more discrimination of Missouri residents an workers but don't see how it changes anything for the law-abiding traveler simply visiting or passing through the state.
I DO agree the new Republican Gov. is a disgrace. I lived in Missouri long enough to vote against him at least.
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Here is something unique to my experience. This email was just sent out by CNN.
Yup, no inflammatory rhetoric in that little piece of NAACP piece of crap. Is it no wonder no one takes the NAACP seriously anymore.
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Yup, no inflammatory rhetoric in that little piece of NAACP piece of crap. Is it now wonder no one takes the NAACP seriously anymore.
Feel free to cancel your membership in protest. *shrug*
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Feel free to cancel your membership in protest. *shrug*
Just as soon as you cancel your membership in the KKK-Democratic Party.
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Just as soon as you cancel your membership in the KKK-Democratic Party.
h can I cancel my membership in an organization that exists only in your fevered imagination?
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h can I cancel my membership in an organization that exists only in your fevered imagination?
Equivocation, becomes you. You revel in it.
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Equivocation, becomes you. You revel in it.
You don't deny such an organization exists only in your head. *shrug*
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