Blaxit: 5,000 US Blacks Have Moved to Ghana
Up to 5,000 US blacks have moved back to Ghana—and thousands more to other African states—over the past few years as part of a growing movement to live in a society in which they say they will be able to live in a world “in which black people are in charge.”
The slowly growing “return to Africa” movement was highlighted in a recent article on the Al Jazeera news service, titled “Why some African Americans are moving to Africa.”
The article—which, of course, blames white people for all of the ills affecting blacks—revolves around an interview with Muhammida el-Muhajir, a digital marketer from New York City, who left her job to move to Accra, the capital of Ghana.
“They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return,” the article starts, saying that a “new wave of African Americans is escaping the incessant racism and prejudice in the United States. From Senegal and Ghana to Gambia, communities are emerging in defiance of conventional wisdom that Africa is a continent everyone is trying to leave.”
The article goes on to say that it is estimated that between 3,000 and 5,000 US blacks live in the Ghanaian capital alone. (Ghana, it will be recalled, has a “right of abode” law,” similar to Israel’s “Law of Return.” This “right of abode law” grants residence in and citizenship of Ghana to any person of black racial descent).
“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,” the article continues.
El-Muhajir says she moved, “because despite her education and experience, she was always made to feel like a second-class citizen.”
Read the rest of the article at The New Observer.