I’ve seen a few posts about all these other places all over the world which claim to be better than the US, but honestly I’m not buying it.
Every time someone mentions a place that is awesome in Europe, it tends to be a pretty homogenous looking place. And beyond that, these places tend to have a really rough history worldwide. I’m making this post because I’m a black man and while I’m sure these places are cool, are they cool for me? Am I safe there? Will I have to deal with similar oppression but with fewer people who understand me?
It goes without saying that the US is ass, but as the saying goes “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know”.
More than this, I think people tend to forget that there is no economic equity without racial equity. As long as ANYONE is allowed to be the “other”, there will always be a method for exploitation of workers. I’ve seen too many people say “regardless of race, it’s capitalism that’s wrong!” And yeah, capitalism is ass but the whole American economy that we complain about is built off of oppression of indigenous people and enslaved Africans.
So again, I wonder, why would I leave this place when all these other utopias people mention have a not so different history?