WHOA! NAACP Singles-Out State, Tells Minorities Not To Visit

Afternoon sunlight on the state capitol building in Jefferson City Missouri on a spring afternoon, Jefferson City is located in the center of Missouri along the Missouri River. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

The NAACP launched an economic boycott last year over North Carolina’s controversial bathroom bill and this year have singled-out a different state.

The group is warning some travelers to avoid Missouri, alleging that it exhibits “racial profiling, discrimination, harassment and excess violence towards people of color.”

Per Daily Caller:

The NAACP is planning to move forward with a travel advisory warning people to steer clear of Missouri because of the state’s alleged discrimination issues.

Delegates for the NAACP voted on the advisory last week that cautions black people, the gay community and disabled people from visiting the state, reports the News- Leader.

Marla Marantz, a NAACP Springfield chapter member insisted that it is not a boycott over Missouri, but instead a caution for people to be careful when visiting the state.

The group’s main frustration with the state is the recent passage of Senate Bill 43:

“Our ongoing issues of racial profiling, discrimination, harassment and excess violence towards people of color have been further exacerbated by the passage and signing of (Senate Bill) 43,” Cheryl Clay, Springfield’s NAACP president, said in a statement to the News-Leader.

The travel advisory comes on the heels of Missouri’s Senate Bill 43, which forces people who file discrimination lawsuits related to their jobs to prove discrimination was the sole reason they were fired. The NAACP’s advisory also refers to a report that shows black drivers are pulled over at higher rates than white ones.

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