Race Relations is such a hot topic in the United States, so naturally, I thought it would be an issue overseas. I looked up blogs and articles on this issue but nothing came up so I figured I would just wait until I got out there and experience what being a black woman in Europe was all about.
I was surprised by the color blindness of Europeans. Throughout the trip, I never felt color conscious. Occasionally we would have people stare at us to the point where it got a bit awkward but aside from that, it was pretty cool. I guess that’s why so many famous black entertainers like Josephine Baker fled to Europe in an attempt to dodge all the racial issues back in the States. It really illustrates how far we still must come as a nation in America when it pertains to issues of race.
Disclaimer: This blog post is solely my opinion and is not meant to elicit any type of divide. How I would be treated as a black woman in Europe was a real concern of mine before my trip.