Reporter DaNeen Brown recently published a lengthy article about a trip she took to Ghana in December of 2021 in an effort to reconnect with her heritage and possibly find a new place to live.
“It was a time when America seemed to be splintering, with state laws banning the teaching of critical race theory—effectively, barring the teaching of historical truths—and constant warnings about real dangers to democracy and the possibility of a new civil war,” she wrote.
Brown waxes on about the differences between African and American culture, and had discussions with several others who felt similarly—thoughts spurred mainly by the Trump administration.
He lists several celebrities who became citizens of African countries, including Stevie Wonder and Samuel L. Jackson, and also quotes poet and teacher Tim Swain who moved to Ghana after visiting twice.
“It was like this juxtaposition of America where I am feeling like the bottom of the bottom, reminded every day that I’m a black person that is a stain on the fabric of America,” Swain said. “I come to Ghana where I literally exist as a human being. I have no conscience about the color of my skin.”
The “Back to Africa” movement started in the late 18th century, and has since been a failure as a political movement.
Initially, very few former slaves wanted to return to Africa, and those who did faced harsh conditions and were often killed by illnesses they were no longer biologically immune to.
And now, the Washington Post seems intent on pushing black people to Africa by intimidating them and painting white people as crazy and dangerous.
“Things felt so dicey during the Trump years, I half-joked that my husband and I might have to reenact that scene from The Sound of Music and flee the country,” WaPo associate editor Jonathan Capehart said. “The ranks of ‘crazy’ White people appear to be growing—and the rest of us don’t know what to do about it.”
Now, this column from Brown not only enforces the idea that black people do not belong in the United States, but also states that if people do not acquiesce to critical race theory it may become impossible for them to stay.