International travel is a transformative experience.
It will make you wiser, kinder and more interesting. I encourage everyone to get a passport and take a trip.
But I also believe that it is especially important for black people to start traveling more. In most countries that I’ve been to, I can go days without seeing anybody that looks like someone in my family.
Consider for a moment that there are many black families whose entire lineage hasn’t left the United States since they were brought here on the bottom of a boat, in chains.
Just think about that.
Isn’t it time to break the spell?