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1950, 02 Aug 17

NAACP Issues Travel Advisory for Missouri

The NAACP has decided to render itself even more irrelevant by beclowning itself in this way.

(CNN)The NAACP is sending a strong message to people of color traveling through Missouri: Go at your own risk.

The organization is circulating a travel advisory after the state passed a law that Missouri’s NAACP conference says allows for legal discrimination. The warning cites several discriminatory incidents in Missouri, included as examples of “looming danger” in the state.
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The advisory was issued after¬†Senate Bill 43¬†— which makes it more difficult for employees to prove their protected class, like race or gender, directly led to unlawful discrimination — passed through the Missouri Legislature in June. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed it into law soon after.
Greitens and other supporters of the bill have said it puts Missouri’s standards for lawsuits in line with other states.
By the way, this is what the law does:

Currently, under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA), a practice is unlawful when the protected classification is a contributing factor in the decision to discriminate. This act changes that standard to the motivating factor. The motivating factor is defined to mean that the employee’s protected classification actually played a role in the adverse action or decision and had a determinative influence on the adverse decision or action. The person must further prove that such action was the direct proximate cause of the claimed damages.

In other words, it says that for someone to win a discrimination lawsuit based on being a member of a protected class, they have to actually prove that they were discriminated against for that reason.

Crazy… I know…

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1950, 02 August 2017

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