Best Destinations for Black Travelers Around the World

Traveling while Black can be intimidating. Here's where Black travelers should go.

While performing on tour years ago, Andre 3000 wore a black jumpsuit that I've been thinking about ever since. Emblazoned on his chest were the words: “Across cultures, darker people suffer the most. Why?”

This jumpsuit is my Roman empire. For a while, it was even my Tumblr icon. It’s akin to Frank Ocean’s “Why Be Racist Sexist Homophobic Transphobic When You Could Just Be Quiet” shirt.

It’s a testament to a harsh truth: racism isn’t restricted to the states, it’s a worldwide phenomenon. But thankfully, change is a worldwide phenomenon, too — some places faster than others. For Black travelers, especially African Americans, visiting new places can be a liberating opportunity to experience life without the daily microaggressions of American racism.

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