“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.”
Will a new wave of Black Americans explore creating a new life outside of the United States?
Is Blaxit a thing?
Join the Global Black Caucus for a panel discussion on Black American migration past and present. We will have panelists from around the world discuss their personal motivations and experiences moving abroad as well as their thoughts on the current situation in the United States. Given its long and enduring history of inequality, is it time for more Black Americans to consider resettling out of the country?
From slavery to the present, Black Americans have used migration (primarily within the US) as a way to escape the systemic racism found throughout the United States. A multitude of factors including political and economic disenfranchisement, state-sanctioned violence, and discriminatory criminal justice systems have driven Black Americans to pull up their roots in order to build better lives in new places. Will the current political environment drive more Black Americans to consider living abroad?
|Location||Event Start Time|
|Washington DC, USA
|London, United Kingdom
|Dubai, United Arab Emirates
|Beijing, China||20:00 CST|
|Melbourne, Australia||23:00 AEDT|
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