When setting off on a new trip there are always safety concerns that factor into the decision-making process of where to go. Is there a lot of crime? What’s the political climate right now? What do they think about Americans?
As a person of color all of these factors are taken into account, but there’s always an additional level of concern. I’m not just worried about whether or not there’s a government travel warning, I’m always worried about whether or not I’ll be welcomed in that place.