There I Was, Black in Buenos Aires

Sam McKenzie Jr.
6 min readFeb 20, 2017

For most people, an international journey involves stepping out of your cultural comfort zone. But for the Black traveler does international travel require a bigger leap?

When Black travelers cross borders and barriers, some may wonder to what extent racism resides across the lines. When I decided to quit my job and move to Buenos Aires for a year, I too had my own questions. I wondered what it was like to be Black in Buenos Aires.

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