DAILYKENN.com --You may not have electricity in Africa, she noted. But there is an upside: You don't have to worry about being gunned down by cops.
America has always been portrayed as a racist nation. That indictment targets white people exclusively. It begs the question: If white American's are so intolerant of non-whites, why are non-whites risking their lives to live among us?
It turns out that not all non-whites want to live here. A few thousand black Americans now call Africa their home. That is minuscule compared to the 22-million illegal aliens — nearly all non-white — who are making their lives in the USA.
Will the back-to-Africa movement escalate? Probably not.
From aljazeera.com ▼
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.
She told Al Jazeera her story:
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