The St. Louis County NAACP has released a statement following a travel advisory for Missouri that was issued by the NAACP National organization, warning minorities.
“Individuals traveling in the state are advised to travel with extreme CAUTION,” the advisory warns. “Race, gender and color based crimes have a long history in Missouri.”
“While we may not approve of the legislation, as it changes the standard by which employment discrimination cases are judged, the standard is already in place in 38 other states and is the standard used by the federal government to determine EEOC and ADA discrimination charges,” St. Louis County NAACP President Esther Haywood said. “The people hurt by the travel advisory are the members of our NAACP community who work across our state in hospitality industry jobs and who have played no role in this legislation.
“We suggest that if the NAACP does not rescind their advisory immediately, then they should add to it the other 38 states, which all already have this standard for monitoring discrimination in place,” Haywood added.