Why some African Americans are moving to Africa
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Why some African Americans are moving to Africa
Quote:Accra, Ghana - They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return.

A new wave of African Americans is escaping the incessant racism and prejudice in the United States. From Senegal and Ghana to The Gambia, communities are emerging in defiance of conventional wisdom that Africa is a continent everyone is trying to leave.

It is estimated that between 3,000 and 5,000 African Americans live in Accra, the Ghanaian capital. They are teachers in small towns in the west or entrepreneurs in the capital and say they that even though living in Ghana is not always easy, they feel free and safe.

Take Muhammida el-Muhajir, a digital marketer from New York City, who left her job to move to Accra.

She says she moved, because despite her education and experience, she was always made to feel like a second-class citizen. Moving was an opportunity to fulfil her potential and avoid being targeted by racial violence... More ... (Al Jazeera - 18 Jan 2018)
  • BELOW: Muhammida el-Muhajir says as an African American in the US, she felt she could 'never win'.
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2018 Jan 19 17:04
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RE: Why some African Americans are moving to Africa
Quote:There is definitely certain access and privilege being American here, but it's great to finally cash in on that because it doesn't mean anything in America.

It boils down to this.

[...] just as it is not left unto us to choose our ancestors, so we may not choose our nation; we can only fulfil, or not fulfil, the obligations that come from being a member of our people’.
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Quote:There is definitely certain access and privilege being American here, but it's great to finally cash in on that because it doesn't mean anything in America.
(2018 Jan 19 22:48)W. R. Wrote:  It boils down to this.

The Americanized african will always have an advantage over the feral african, but not because he is more intelligent necessarily, but because he has seen over the horizon of darkness into the bright light of the White world. It's a little like coming out of the darkness of a cave into the bright light for the first time. Their initial reaction is to turn away from the bright light because it hurts their eyes and they're more comfortable with the darkness than being in the company of those already acclimated to the bright light.

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