As Black Americans Leave The US, One Expat Shares How To Not Travel Like A Colonizer
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Jackie O.

Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Jackie O.

As Black Americans Leave The US, One Expat Shares How To Not Travel Like A Colonizer

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Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Jan 12, 2021

Jackie Omotalade aka “Jackie O,” is an author and Black expat currently living in Guatemala where she slow travels full-time with her two-year-old.

She calls herself an original “OG” Black digital nomad who has been traveling the globe for over 25 years.  After living abroad off and on for the last two decades, she recently decided to leave the United States for good.

“I did not want to subject my daughter to America’s special and deadly brand of racism,” she told Travel Noire. “More importantly, I wanted to raise a multilingual global citizen.”

As more Black Americans consider leaving, especially in light of the attempted coup in Washington DC and fear after the countless Black lives lost due to police violence, Jackie O has some advice on leaving the US and settling in your new country without acting like a colonizer.