Black Americans Are Leaving America To “Escape Racism”
After a racist false arrest, Dr. Obadele Kambon saved up for a year, then moved to Ghana to “escape racism” in the U.S. Many Black Americans feel the same pull - but where can we go? These four destinations may provide a welcome respite from being Black in America.
Openly welcoming to Black Americans, moving to Ghana is also a way for many Black Americans to connect to our ancestry. Many of the slave ships that carried our ancestors to the Americas left from Ghana. Ranked one of the most peaceful countries in Africa, the beauty, culture, and friendly spirit of Ghana can’t be beat.
Nairobi is a world-class city, with tons of jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities. Kenya also has gorgeous landscapes, wonderful beaches, and delicious food, and is Black as hell.
With the 4th-highest population of Black people outside Africa, Blackness is normalized in Colombia.
Also, the health care is great, the weather is perfect year-round, cost of living is low, and the days of Pablo Escobar are long past - it’s now quite safe.
Considered a “hidden gem” in Africa, Botswana is one of the safest, most stable countries on the continent. It has a fast-growing economy, friendly residents, and its official language is English.
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