Take heed, warns NAACP, if Missouri is on your travel itinerary
Civil rights group issues travel advisory after law passed that makes it more difficult for workers to prove unlawful discrimination
— CNN (@CNN) August 3, 2017
The NAACP is circulating a travel advisory after the state passed a law that the Missouri conference says allows for legal discrimination, reports CNN.
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.
The Missouri NAACP State Conference called the legislation a “Jim Crow Bill.”
Read the full CNN story. Check out a sampling of the reaction from Twitter below.
— Raqiyah Mays (@RaqiyahMays) August 3, 2017
Missouri Law That Prompted NAACP's Travel Advisory Sponsored by Legislator Who Faces Suit – NBC News https://t.co/5LOSYcgCYO
— Dee Dee (@dee_etome) August 3, 2017
— L. Robin Murray (@LRobinMurray) August 3, 2017
NAACP issues 1st ever statewide travel advisory. Stay away from Missouri.
Smh. Stop Black on black crime instead. https://t.co/m8elgpw0lM
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 3, 2017
— Terri Hansen (@TerriHansen) August 3, 2017