"Why Black people are leaving the United States"
NOT the Babylon Bee
Los Angeles Times: 'America does not deserve me.' Why Black people are leaving the United States
Filmmaker Jameelah Nuriddin was locked down in Los Angeles during the pandemic, watching as the nation convulsed in protest over the murder of George Floyd, when she had an epiphany: “America does not deserve me.”
As a Black woman, Nuriddin always tried to work twice as hard as those around her, thinking: "If I'm smart enough, pretty enough, successful enough ... then finally people will treat me as a human being."
But as she grieved yet another unarmed Black man killed by police, she decided she was done trying to prove herself to a society that she felt would never really love her back.
So Nuriddin, 39, packed her bags and left.
She ended up in Costa Rica, in an idyllic beach town on the Caribbean coast that has become a hub for hundreds of Black expatriates fed up with life in the United States. …
A few points:
1) How bad a filmmaker do you have to be that you can’t get work in Hollywood as a black woman after the 2020 Racial Reckoning? That’s like a shoplifter in San Francisco not being able to make a living since the BLM defund police movement.