Thursday, August 3, 2017

Missouri Law That Prompted NAACP’s Travel Advisory Sponsored by Legislator Who Faces Suit

A forthcoming Missouri law that would make it harder to sue a business for race discrimination — which prompted the NAACP to issue a travel advisory for African-Americans in the state — was sponsored by a lawmaker whose business is being sued for race discrimination

This more stringent burden laid out in Senate Bill 43 alarmed the state's NAACP chapter so much that the group rallied to stop the governor from signing it and ultimately issued a "travel advisory" in June — its first ever in the nation — warning people of "looming danger" in Missouri.

While the chapter's president, civil rights attorney Rod Chapel, wants the law to be repealed, he's also criticizing how it could even pass in the first place — given that its sponsor, Republican senator Gary Romine's business is facing a discrimination lawsuit. 

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