(Pssst! The “Travel Advisories” Issued By The NAACP And Other Groups Are Just Unethical And Cynically Misrepresented Boycotts)

The least organizations can do is to have the integrity to call their boycotts “boycotts.” In its latest partisan and divisive move debasing the organization’s original mission, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People issued a travel warning last week, claiming the sunshine state “devalues and marginalizes” issues facing “communities of color.”

“Florida is openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals,” the NAACP said. “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.”

Funny: “people of color” are a lot safer in Florida than they are in, say, Chicago, and the NAACP hasn’t issued any “travel advisories” about that perilous locale. Never mind: The Human Rights Campaign, knowing a neat trick when it sees one, issued its own imaginary travel advisory replete with misleading claims about Florida “banning books.” LULAC has gotten into the act too, as the progressive, pro-open borders Latino advocacy group urged people to avoid traveling to Florida because a new immigration set to go into effect in July will punish employers for hiring illegal immigrants. Other organizations supporting illegal immigration have sent out “travel advisories” regarding Florida.

This is just the latest way Democrats and their allies can call anyone who disagrees with their policies bigots and fascists. Quickly discerning that this was a fresh twist on an old tactic, The American Principles Project (APP), a conservative group, issued a travel advisory warning parents to stay out of California and Minnesota, based on their assessment that recent legislation in California and Minnesota give state family courts the power to take temporary emergency jurisdiction over a minor coming into the state to give them “gender-affirming care, ” aka sex-change drugs or surgical procedures.

“Parents will do anything to protect our children. To lose your child and be powerless to prevent harm from coming to them would be any parent’s worst nightmare. Yet today, families traveling to California or Minnesota could be at risk for that awful scenario actually playing out — losing custody of their kids to an industry that aims to sterilize and mutilate their bodies,” APP President Terry Schilling said in a statement. “It is frightening, and enraging, to think such anti-family policies have taken hold here in the United States.”

Fine. The only organization with the power to issue travel advisories is the State Department. These are definitely NOT political in purpose, and are meant to warn citizens of potential domestic or international threats that could cause serious bodily harm to American travelers. The advisories typically range from “exercise normal precautions” and “exercise increased caution,” to “reconsider travel” and “do not travel.” Factors such as crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and health risks drive the process, not ideologically-based fear-mongering and propaganda. One ignores these advisories at significant peril. (Ask Brittney Griner>)

The news media, however, consistent with their leftist propaganda function, is generally treating the fake travel advisories (at least those from allies like the NAACP) as legitimate. CNN tweeted that minority communities “are being warned of the risks of visiting Florida.” USA Today tweeted, “JUST IN: The NAACP Board of Directors has issued a travel advisory for Florida.” ABC7 Eyewitness News tweeted, “The NAACP has issued a travel advisory for the state of Florida, urging people to avoid the state.” NPR, of course, is also reporting the boycott efforts above as if they are really aimed at public safety.

Essentially, the news media are promoting unethical boycotts based on legitimate policy disagreements.

9 thoughts on “(Pssst! The “Travel Advisories” Issued By The NAACP And Other Groups Are Just Unethical And Cynically Misrepresented Boycotts)

  1. As of 2021 there were a little under 3.5 million black people living in Florida. There’s going to be a lot of residential real estate coming onto the market as they head out.

  2. Great Poster:

    “Reconsider travel to Florida due to unconstitutional laws targeted at immigrant communities which abuse civil liberties.”

    Clearly, if immigrant communities would just stop abusing civil liberties, there wouldn’t be a problem.

    I love reference errors. They’re hilarious.

  3. And why do lefty groups insist anyone should be entitled to get into the U.S. when they also say the U.S. is such a terrible place. Shouldn’t lefty groups be warning people away from coming to this shithole? Aren’t their quaint, diverse, not American home countries vastly superior places? They not run by Americans.

  4. Don’t live in Florida (I’m stuck in Blue Hellhole that is Illinois), but on behalf of Floridians, I’d say good riddance to any moron who would follow the travel advisory of such organizations and groups.

  5. I don’t need a travel advisory to tell me to stay out of DC. Violent car jacking by people of color are up and expected to top 500 this years murders are on track to hit 200 for the third year straight and Biden just vetoed a bi-partisan criminal justice reform bill that would have stemmed the number of officer resignations. The current law enacted by the DC city council gives criminals special advantages in court as it allows FOIA of officer personnel files. The DC reform bill gives the public access to body cam videos within 5 days while prohibiting offers from reviewing body cam footage as they write up their reports. This is a defense attorneys silver bullet to destroy the veracity of an officers account by preventing him or her from being able to accurately recount every

    The NAACP is an irrelevant organization run by race hucksters who want to keep distrust alive so they don’t have to get real jobs.

  6. Below is a copy of the email I sent a few days ago to the NAACP public relations manager, the one who issued the blatantly false news release on the ‘advisory’. I didn’t expect a response and haven’t gotten one so far.
    I’m a fan of original sources, and I’m disappointed that mostly the media do not provide links to those in their reporting, and I’m really frustrated by those who outright lie assuming (correctly in most cases) that readers will not take the trouble to check.
    The email:
    Dear Chyna Fields,
    As a resident of Florida, I am dismayed that the schools may be deficient in their teaching of African American history. Below is an excerpt from the NAACP travel advisory and an excerpt from Florida law. Can you please advise me where the Florida law is deficient?
    Thank you,
    John G*******
    From the NAACP travel advisory: If you decide to travel to Florida: Please be advised that Florida public schools will not teach your children accurate African-American history, which includes a history of enslavement, segregation, racial injustice and systemic racism.
    From the Florida Law: “Members of the instructional staff of the public schools … shall teach efficiently and faithfully, using the books and materials required that meet the highest standards for professionalism and historical accuracy, following the prescribed courses of study, and employing approved methods of instruction, the following:
    (h) The history of African Americans, including the history of African peoples before the political conflicts that led to the development of slavery, the passage to America, the enslavement experience, abolition, and the history and contributions of Americans of the African diaspora to society. Students shall develop an understanding of the ramifications of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping on individual freedoms, and examine what it means to be a responsible and respectful person, for the purpose of encouraging tolerance of diversity in a pluralistic society and for nurturing and protecting democratic values and institutions. Instruction shall include the roles and contributions of individuals from all walks of life and their endeavors to learn and thrive throughout history as artists, scientists, educators, businesspeople, influential thinkers, members of the faith community, and political and governmental leaders and the courageous steps they took to fulfill the promise of democracy and unite the nation. Instructional materials shall include the vital contributions of African Americans to build and strengthen American society and celebrate the inspirational stories of African Americans who prospered, even in the most difficult circumstances. Instructional personnel may facilitate discussions and use curricula to address, in an age-appropriate manner, how the individual freedoms of persons have been infringed by slavery, racial oppression, racial segregation, and racial discrimination, as well as topics relating to the enactment and enforcement of laws resulting in racial oppression, racial segregation, and racial discrimination and how recognition of these freedoms has overturned these unjust laws.”

  7. Looks like my comment with my challenge to the NAACP was eaten by the spam filter, or something. Not the first time.
    Meanwhile, I did get a chuckle from the hostile response by the chairman of the board of directors of the NAACP to the offer by Florida Republicans to help him move out of Florida.

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