Black Students Studying Abroad & “The Next Great Migration”

Black lives matter for all international educators! And consider a very different approach to “pitching” the experience – as found in this essay.

Global Career Compass

This may be the most controversial title & theme I’ve ever written about. But it is not my idea, rather, it is the title of an op-ed in the Sunday New York Times of March 1, 2015, by Thomas Chatterton Williams:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/opinion/sunday/the-next-great-migration.html?_r=0

Williams is an African-American ex-pat who writes from Paris.  The gist of his essay has to do with his outrage over “the extrajudicial police killings of black men and women across America.”  And he asks why  more black Americans are not considering migrating to a life abroad with less racism (for him) and perhaps more justice and economic opportunity abroad (not necessarily in France).

He writes: “…at a time when middle-class blacks remain unemployed at twice the rate of whites, and black college graduates have the same chance of being hired as high school-educated whites, the economic case for staying put is not airtight.”

And then comes his…

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