Ron DeSantis slams ‘stunt’ travel warning from NAACP
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. 5/5/23-Gov. Ron DeSantis during a news conference after the 2023 legislative session concluded, Friday at the Capitol in Tallahassee. COLIN HACKLEY PHOTO

'They obviously have (a) very left wing agenda, which I don't begrudge them that.'

Florida’s Governor is ripping a national civil rights group for its travel warning about the Sunshine State.

“And that is politics. That’s a stunt that they’re playing. They obviously have (a) very left wing agenda, which I don’t begrudge them that. But in Florida, our unemployment rate amongst African Americans is way lower than New York, California and these blue states. We have more Black-owned businesses in Florida than any state in the United States,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said about the NAACP on the CBS Evening News.

In May, the NAACP Board of Directors issued a travel advisory urging people to avoid the Sunshine State.

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

“Let me be clear — failing to teach an accurate representation of the horrors and inequalities that Black Americans have faced and continue to face is a disservice to students and a dereliction of duty to all,” said NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson.

Johnson would go on to say he thought DeSantis’ political career needed to end.

“We didn’t get here overnight. It was because of the election so we have to prepare for the next election so we can get rid of him once and for all,” Johnson said on CNN, as reported by The Hill.

Allies, meanwhile, have said the travel warning was an attack on DeSantis personally.

“It’s ridiculous. It’s silly. The state that this group supports, they’re defunding the police, they’re hurting their own folks, they’re hurting businesses,” CFO Jimmy Patronis said in May of the national NAACP group. “So again, I think it’s ridiculous. I think this is another way just to prop up Biden to try to tear down Ron DeSantis.”

“This is all about presidential politics,” Patronis added. “‘What can we do to cloud up the narrative of Gov. DeSantis’ potential announcement?’”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Michael K

    September 13, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    Nothing lays out the welcome mat for Black people quite like open carry, voter suppression, and gerrymandering Black representation out of existence. His war on American history and prohibition of African-American AP classes is duly noted. And everybody knows that “Anti-woke” means “anti-Black.”

    He really is oblivious.


  • Joe

    September 13, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    Some of his best friends are black!


  • Rick Whitaker

    September 13, 2023 at 10:10 pm

    the warning from the naacp was spot on. florida is not safe for anyone except rich white guys everyone, please don’t spend any money in florida and move if you live there. it ain’t going to get any safer while the gop dominates .


    • Earl Pitts American

      September 14, 2023 at 8:03 am

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  • PeterH

    September 14, 2023 at 8:26 am

    Two dozen South Florida conventions have been canceled through 2030.


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      September 14, 2023 at 9:35 am

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      • JD

        September 14, 2023 at 9:52 am

        You need to stop Billy aka Gary aka Earl.

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