A Florida Black business owner said travelers thinking about vacationing in the Sunshine State should ignore the NAACP’s recent travel advisory.
"I would tell Black people who have seen this advisory to not come to Florida to simply ignore it," Mike Hill, the owner of an independent insurance and financial services agency in Pensacola, told Fox News Digital.
The NAACP’s travel advisory, issued earlier this week, accused Florida of being "hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals." The organization said in a press release that the action was "in direct response to Governor Ron DeSantis' aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools." It also cited various bills the governor recently signed including restrictions on abortion, the new constitutional carry law, and the ban on funding for DEI programs at Florida’s public universities.