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NAACP to black people: Do not travel to Missouri

Staff Writer |
The NAACP issued a national advisory warning black people about traveling in Missouri, marking the first time the organization has specified a single state as a hostile environment due to racism.

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The Missouri chapter of the NAACP had previously put out a warning for the state in June, after Missouri lawmakers passed Senate Bill 43, which made it more difficult for people to sue businesses for race discrimination.

"The advisory means each individual should pay special attention while in the state of Missouri and certainly if contemplating spending time in Missouri," the Missouri NAACP said in its original June statement.

"Unlike seasonal weather advisories, where no unnecessary travel on city streets or parking might be directed, the NAACP wants to make Missourians and our visitors aware of looming danger which could include the following by example of what has happened to some residents and visitors."

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