“Blaxit”: 5,000 US Blacks Have Moved to Ghana

Up to 5,000 US blacks have moved back to Ghana—and thousands more to other African states—over the past few years as part of a growing movement to live in a society in which they say they will be able to live in a world “in which black people are in charge.”

The slowly growing “return to Africa” movement was highlighted in a recent article on the Al Jazeera news service, titled “Why some African Americans are moving to Africa.”

The article—which, of course, blames white people for all of the ills affecting blacks—revolves around an interview with Muhammida el-Muhajir, a digital marketer from New York City, who left her job to move to Accra, the capital of Ghana.

“They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return,” the article starts, saying that a “new wave of African Americans is escaping the incessant racism and prejudice in the United States. From Senegal and Ghana to The Gambia, communities are emerging in defiance of conventional wisdom that Africa is a continent everyone is trying to leave.”

The article goes on to say that it is estimated that between 3,000 and 5,000 US blacks live in the Ghanaian capital alone. (Ghana, it will be recalled, has a “right of abode” law,” similar to Israel’s “Law of Return.” This “right of abode law” grants residence in and citizenship of Ghana to any person of black racial descent.)

“They are teachers in small towns in the west or entrepreneurs in the capital and say they that even though living in Ghana is not always easy, they feel free and safe,” the article continues.

El-Muhajir says she moved, “because despite her education and experience, she was always made to feel like a second-class citizen.”

Moving, she said, was “an opportunity to fulfil her potential” and to “avoid being targeted by racial violence.”

The latter reason is of course nonsense, as all the evidence shows that in the US white people are the targets of racial violence far more than blacks are, and that black on black crime is by far the greatest threat to blacks in America.

Even though El-Muhajir’s perception of “white violence” is false—generated no doubt by the controlled media—her first reason has truth to it, namely that in open competition and on a level playing field, blacks are almost always guaranteed to lose out against higher IQ whites and Asians in America.

“I grew up in Philadelphia and then New York. I went to Howard, which is a historically black university,” El-Muhajir said.

“I tell people that Ghana is like Howard in real life. It felt like a microcosm of the world. At university, they tell us the world isn’t black, but there are places where this is the real world. Howard prepares you for a world where black people are in charge, which is a completely different experience compared to people who have gone to predominantly white universities.”

She then explained how she no longer felt like an “outsider” in Africa, an experience she always had in America.

“The first country I went to was Kenya. I was 15 and travelled with a group of kids. I was one of two black kids. I saw early that I could fit in and wasn’t an outsider.

“Suddenly it switched, I came from America where I was an outsider, but in Africa, I no longer felt like that. I did graduate school in Ghana in 2003 and went back to New York and then moved to Ghana in 2014.”

She went on to explain how this dilemma of never being first resolved itself when she moved to Africa:

“In America, you’re always trying to prove yourself; I don’t need to prove myself to anyone else’s standards here. I’m a champion, I ran track and went to university, and I like to win, so I refuse to be in a situation where I will never win.”

“There are amenities that I am used to at home in New York – like parties, open bars and fashion, so when I realised I could do the same things in Africa as I could back in the US, I was sold. There is also a big street art festival here, and that was the difference from when I came [as a student]. I saw the things that I love at home here, so I decided that now is the time.”

El-Muhajir has even made a documentary about blacks moving to Africa, called “Blaxit.”

“I made Blaxit because of this wave of African-Americans moving to Africa. This trend started to happen around independence of African countries, but the new wave [comprises] people who come to places like this. This new group has certain access in America and comes here to have that lifestyle in Africa,” she said.

“Unbeknown to us, we’re living out the vision that [Ghanaian politician and revolutionary] Kwame Nkrumah set out for us, of this country being the gateway to Africa for the black diaspora.

“I don’t want people to think that Africa is this magic utopia where all your issues will go away. It’s just that some of the things you might face in America as a black person—you won’t have to suffer with those things here.”

Asked if she thought the “back to Africa” movement would gain steam and increase in number, she concluded by saying that “I think more will come when they begin to see it as a viable alternative. But it’s not easy and it’s not cheap. I can’t say what’s happening in America today is any worse than what’s been happening at any other time. I think now is the time that people are starting to see they can live somewhere else.”

* The original “back to Africa” movement in America dates back to the time of the American Colonization Society (ACS), whose most notable members included Notable members of the American Colonization Society included Thomas Buchanan, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Abraham Lincoln, James Madison, Daniel Webster, John Marshall, and Francis Scott Key.

The ACS was the organization which founded the African state of Liberia in 1847, after moving more than 15,000 blacks from the US to their home continent. The Liberian constitution and flag were modeled directly after those of the US.

Many other blacks also endeavored to move their fellow Africans back to Africa, with the most famous being Marcus Garvey, who by the 1920s had amassed a following of at least four million US blacks who had signed up to his organization promoting a move to Africa. Garvey’s efforts collapsed after he was  convicted of mail fraud due to a lack of control over the selling of stocks in a shipping company he started to ferry blacks to Africa.

In 1937, a group of Garvey’s rivals called the Peace Movement of Ethiopia collaborated with the United States Senator from Mississippi, Theodore Bilbo, and Earnest Sevier Cox in the promotion of a repatriation scheme introduced in the US Congress as the Greater Liberia Act.

Bilbo, proposed an amendment to the federal work-relief bill on 6 June 1938, proposing to finance the moving of 12 million blacks to Liberia at government expense, a topic which featured in his famous book Take Your Choice, Separation or Mongrelization.

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  1. A excellent idea! I would even contribute to a fund to provide one-way transportation, a small stipend, and permanent and irrevocable termination of United States citizenship. Repatriation–better late than never…

    1. Biggest threat to the US is invasion by Hispanics, if they’re eventually the majority, blacks will start leaving either to Africa or Europe, blacks mean nothing to Hispanics & they’ll publicly discriminate against them without a second thought.

  2. My experience tells me that living with blacks, it’s done one of two ways:

    1) “You” rule blacks.
    They’ll rebel eventually, no matter how harshly you rule, harsh rule is the only way to rule them, but it can never last forever.
    2) You are ruled by blacks.
    It’s obvious, but don’t expect fair treatment, you’ll never be equal, especially if “you are obviously not equal”.

    Blacks in particular are better off among people like themselves, some nationalities, whites, certain Asians like Koreans, Japanese, some Chinese & Taiwanese can live together, but everyone else are better off among their own.

  3. Come on, dear blacks, living in the West! Move back to the motherland free from those ‘racist evil white devils’ you hate so much.

  4. This is wonderful news, for Africans in the West as well as Europeans, because it means that members of all four world ethnic groups are beginning to awaken to the fact that it is good to live among your own people, either in your own ancestral homelands, or the lands your ancestors built into great nations, rather than an awkward, unnatural, multicultural mix. It is good to travel and experience other cultures, but only to learn from them and return to your own.

    I really admire this young African lady, for not dyeing her hair blonde and pretending to be European like so many do these days, and for having the tremendous courage to return to build a new life in the land of her ancestors. She’s a real trailblazer. Well done to Ghana for this magnificent project, welcoming your own people back home!

  5. Oil & water do not mix. Homogeneous societies will always be peaceful & prosperous, Japan being the perfect example.

  6. Essay by Anthony Bryan:
    For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an interesting experiment. The subjects of the experiment: black people and working-class whites. The hypothesis to be tested: Can a people taken from the jungles of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a majority white population? The whites were descendants of Europeans who had created a majestic civilization. The former slaves had been tribal peoples with no written language and virtually no intellectual achievements. Acting on a policy that was not fair to either group, the government released newly freed black people into a white society that saw them as inferiors. America has struggled with racial discord ever since. Decade after decade the problems persisted but the experimenters never gave up. They insisted that if they could find the right formula the experiment would work, and concocted program after program to get the result they wanted. They created the Freedman’s Bureau, passed civil rights laws, tried to build the Great Society, declared War on Poverty, ordered race preferences, built housing projects, and tried midnight basketball. Their new laws intruded into people’s lives in ways that would have been otherwise unthinkable. They called in National Guard troops to enforce school integration. They outlawed freedom of association. Over the protests of parents, they put white children on buses and sent them to black schools and vice versa. They tried with money, special programs, relaxed standards, and endless handwringing to close the “achievement gap.” To keep white backlash in check they began punishing public and even private statements on race. They hung up Orwellian public banners that commanded whites to “Celebrate Diversity!” and “Say No To Racism.” Nothing was off limits if it might salvage the experiment. Some thought that what W.E.B. Du Bois called the Talented Tenth would lead the way for black people. A group of elite, educated blacks would knock down doors of opportunity and show the world what blacks were capable of. There is a Talented Tenth. They are the black Americans who have become entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and scientists. But ten percent is not enough. For the experiment to work, the ten percent has to be followed by a critical mass of people who can hold middle-class jobs and promote social stability. That is what is missing. Through the years, too many black people continue to show an inability to function and prosper in a culture unsuited to them. Detroit is bankrupt, the south side of Chicago is a war zone, and majority-black cities all over America are beset by degeneracy and violence. And blacks never take responsibility for their failures. Instead, they lash out in anger and resentment. Across the generations and across the country, as we have seen in Detroit, Watts, Newark, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and now Ferguson, rioting and looting are just one racial incident away. The white elite would tell us that this doesn’t mean the experiment has failed. We just have to try harder. We need more money, more time, more understanding, more programs, more opportunities. But nothing changes no matter how much money is spent, no matter how many laws are passed, no matter how many black geniuses are portrayed on TV, and no matter who is president. Some argue it’s a problem of “culture,” as if culture creates people’s behavior instead of the other way around. Others blame “white privilege.” But since 1965, when the elites opened America’s doors to the Third World, immigrants from Asia and India–people who are not white, not rich, and not “connected”–have quietly succeeded. While the children of these people are winning spelling bees and getting top scores on the SAT, black “youths” are committing half the country’s violent crime–crime, which includes viciously punching random white people on the street for the thrill of it, that has nothing to do with poverty. The experiment has failed. Not because of culture, or white privilege, or racism. The fundamental problem is that white people and black people are different. They differ intellectually and temperamentally. These differences result in permanent social incompatibility. Our rulers don’t seem to understand just how tired their white subjects are with this experiment. They don’t understand that white people aren’t out to get black people; they are just exhausted with them. They are exhausted by the social pathologies, the violence, the endless complaints, the blind racial solidarity, the bottomless pit of grievances, the excuses, and the reflexive animosity.

    1. I’m moving to South Africa in January 2019. No more being surrounded by racist white men who look at you in the grocery store (or the crosswalk) like you took something from them (although you were just minding your own business doing nothing other that committing the crime of ‘living while black’).

      Racist white devils, no more

  7. Isn’t this pretty much what Abraham Lincoln wanted back in the 1860s? Blacks moving to their own black state? Sounds like a movement worth supporting.

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