NAACP sues Philly airport over rejected advertisement

    A federal lawsuit filed today by the NAACP has the American Civil Liberties Union backing a complaint against Philadelphia International Airport.

    The NCAAP filed the suit when PHL refused to accept an ad that reads, “Welcome to America, home to 5 percent of the world’s people and 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Let’s build a better America together.”

    The ad might raise the eyebrows of travelers just stepping off a plane, but should the ad have been refused?

    The NAACP and ACLU says the reject violates First Amendment rights, and has named the City of Philadelphia, which oversees the airport; and Clear Channel, which handles PHL’s advertising; in the suit.

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