During an interview with CBS News this Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the NAACP’s declaration that Florida is hostile to Black Americans was nothing more than a “stunt.”
From CBS News:
The NAACP has issued a warning that Florida is “openly hostile for African Americans, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals.” In an interview with DeSantis, CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell asked if he would represent the entire country, and whether everyone could feel welcome in DeSantis’ America.
“A hundred percent,” DeSantis responded. “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.”
“I have more African American students on scholarships for our school-choice program than any other state in the United States,” DeSantis continued. “And so we’ve shown people can succeed in Florida regardless of their race, ethnicity, any of that.”
Watch the video below:
The NAACP issued a travel advisory in May that called Florida “openly hostile for African Americans, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals.” 2024 Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis responded to the warning in a sit-down interview with @NorahODonnell. pic.twitter.com/kYFcKMRg1f
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) September 13, 2023