Race

The NAACP issued a travel advisory Tuesday night that warned black travelers against flying on American Airlines, citing multiple instances of alleged racial discrimination.

In a written statement, the civil rights organization said it “has been monitoring a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines.”

A man who fired a shot at anti-Nazi protesters following a speech at the University of Florida by a white nationalist has been charged with attempted murder, police in Gainesville said Friday. Two men who allegedly urged him to shoot face the same charge.


  The statue of Broward County’s namesake stands in its courthouse no more. 

The figure of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward II was removed quietly Wednesday night, after excerpts from a speech the former Florida governor gave surfaced on an online blog to reveal segregationist views. 

 

White nationalist Richard Spencer is in Gainesville today.

WUSF will bring you coverage of the community's response to the speech, security costs and more from correspondent Morgan McMullen and Florida Public Radio Network reporters.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency ahead of a white supremacist speech at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  Richard Spencer will speak at the University of Florida Thursday.

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