During the final days of Ghana Tourism Authority’s 2019 historic Year of Return, a TED Event was held to explore the impact of the campaign. Muhammida El Muhajir, who moved to Accra, Ghana in 2014 presented a talk called BLAXIT to share her experience, challenges returnees will face and explore the idea that Africa just might be the destination for African American’s next Great Migration.
Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic disproportionately affecting Blacks in America, low infection rate across the African continent and no end in sight to racial violence and terrorism, some are viewing re-locating to Africa as a viable option.
“It’s much worse being a second class citizen in the ‘first world’ than being a first-class citizen in the so-called third world,” says El Muhajir in the 15 minute talk which also highlights the motivations for past black migrations and the realities of modern life in Ghana.
El Muhajir is also completing a documentary showcasing the experience of 5 young African American professionals who have decided to BLAXIT.