“I’m Black and I Travel: Why so surprised?”


To answer “here’s why,” journalist and world traveler Greg Gross, editor of the nationally acclaimed blog “I’m Black and I Travel!”, will be joining us for a live chat on Thursday evening, February 11, at 6 p.m. PST, 9 p.m. EST.

Greg will cover some of the most sensitive issues that still plague us as an American culture, and whether or not these ideas are active in other countries. We will be discussing the internal and external pressures that may be stopping many Black Americans (as well as those from other ethnic backgrounds) from traveling.

Why did France become such a haven for African Americans in the early to middle 20th century? Are Black Americans treated better or worse overseas than at home? What do Black Africans encounter when traveling in the U.S.? And as Greg’s blog “I’m Black and I Travel!” starts out, why would anyone be so fiercely proud of not traveling anywhere at all?

We’ll be addressing these questions and many, many more during this chat. Dont’ be shy. We fear nothing. Bring us your points, disagreements and all of your “Why” questions. We’ll see you here.

Click here for the chat replay of “I’m Black and I Travel: Why so surprised?” with international journalist Greg Gross, from Thursday Feb. 11, 6 p.m. PST, 9 p.m. EST.

Footnote: Greg Gross is a popular draw on “Here’s Why,” and has kindly agreed to return in March for a discussion of two of his great travel loves – wine and trains – in unique tours blending both. We’ll announce the chat date here when it is confirmed.

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