Gloria MangiComment

Why Women Of Color Are Trying To Get Out Of The United States

Gloria MangiComment
Why Women Of Color Are Trying To Get Out Of The United States

By ViceNews

It comes as no surprise that a time when white supremacist groups have gained increased public notoriety and the President has disparaged African nations as “shitholes," many black Americans are feeling isolated and unsafe in communities or workplaces. Many of them are turning those frustrations into acts of self-preservation, and are spending significant money to get outside of the country and away from the people who make them feel that way.

Since the election of President Trump, at least 5 black-owned trip organizations have told VICE News that they’ve experienced upticks in interest from clients eager to get out of the United States. VICE News followed a group of women to the Women of Color Healing Retreat in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica; a travel experience that emphasized yoga, vegan food, political education seminars, and specifically banned white people.

Gloria Mangi is an award winning, creative, journalist, activist and founder of the award winning African Queens Project and host of Queen Things Podcast.