What is #BLAXIT?#BLAXIT the idea that, because of systemic and unrelenting racism in America and a number of other western countries, we should return to our ancestral homes in Africa in order to build a fair and diverse culture for ourselves.
Why?Our ancestors were brought to America against their will, and forced to build a country for the white man, and centuries later, that is still who the system supports. Slavery put us at a systematic disadvantage, trapping us in a cycle, unable to get up, and nothing is being done to fix that. Moving to a place were we are accepted will help us get on our feet for ourselves.
Furthermore, our culture is fundementally different from that of white America, and that is not going to change any time soon. In spite of numerous social and political campaigns, unfair legal treatment, police brutality, and general racism are still provasive in America. President Obama was unable to change that, and President Trump is already working in the opposite direction with increased manditory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders, endorcement of stop and frisk, and opposition of desegregation bussing. If there was ever a time to get out, it is now.
In a place where we are accepted, being tried by a jury of our peers truely means our peers. White people will always be racist to some degree, even if it is subconscious, simply because we are different and that is human nature. By going to places that truely embrace diversity, we will actually be seen as equals in the eyes of the law.
Finally, many places in Africa are currently experiencing huge amounts of economic growth. Getting into the market now is crutial to cement our place inside the system. Africa's mean GDP growth per country is 4.2% per year, as opposed to the United States' 2.4% per year. Because most of Africa is going into an economic boom, real estate is cheap and jobs are plentiful. Not only does that mean that it is cheap to move there, but it also means that it is a good investment.
It's time that we stood up for ourselves and made a system designed for us.
HistoryMarcus Garvey (1887-1940) was one the first people to suggest that we move back to our ancestoral home. He founded the Black Star Line in 1919, which was a shipping company that helped former slaves get back to their homeland. The company had such a large impact that Ghana incorperated a black star as the centerpiece of their flag.
Liberia was another important player in resettling Africans in their homeland. Starting as early as 1822, freed slaves began settling there, which began the formation of the country.