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Tourism Spokesperson to NAACP: Why Discriminate against Missouri?

Written by Joe Scudder

The travel advisory of the NAACP is against Missouri for the same laws that are in other states.

I covered the story of the NAACP travel advisory for Missouri a few days ago. It took a few days, but the representative for the St. Louis tourism industry, has responded with a question: Why is the NAACP officially giving different treatment to Missouri than other states? The change in the state’s standards for proving discrimination brought them in line with the standards of 38 other states and the federal government.

Fox 2 News in St. Louis reports, “St. Louis tourism industry asks NAACP to level the playing field or rescind travel advisory.

“We are puzzled as to why a travel advisory would just be issued for the state of Missouri when 38 other states and the federal government use the same standards,” said Explore St. Louis President, Kitty Ratcliffe.

The standards Ratcliffe are referring to are detailed in Senate Bill 43; the piece of legislation recently signed by Governor Eric Greitens which changes the standards that must be met in order to sue for workplace discrimination.

“And yet they are discriminating against Missouri for something that 38 other states and the federal government do,” said Ratcliffe. “We would just ask to be treated fairly.”

Imagine that! Asking not to be singled out as a state but instead receive equal treatment as other states!

Of course, the mainstream media totally passes on the NAACP’s claims like they are the organization’s personal PR agency and doesn’t mention the states and the federal government that use the same standards for proving discrimination.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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