It’s weird when people who are white, cis, straight, able bodied and relatively well off talk about moving out of America. Like your rights are relatively unchanged. The problem is people worse off than you...That doesn’t disappear if you move to Canada.
Like if you feel ok living in Canada or Europe or wherever without a care for people in america whose rights ARE being threatened, then you should be fine living here and ignoring the issue. Is your problem SEEING this stuff happen??
This is not to say that there aren’t many many people whose lives would be improved abroad for a whole host of reasons (health care, basic rights, less white supremacy or white supremacy with less militarization). But so many people talking about leaving are not even effected!
Not to mention of course that there isn’t a country who is doing everything perfectly. Like you’re gonna find racism and wealth inequality all over.
Anyway, I think there are many valid reasons to want to leave and trust me I’m not a fan of America as a concept but a whole lot of people want to leave to a whiter country where they don’t have to be confronted with anything bad happening to people around them.

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