Black Girl, Grad School

an amalgamation of personal politics, and my life as a Ph.D. candidate

Posts tagged “colonialism

We describe the “Underdeveloped World” / “Third World” / “The Global South” as shithole countries everyday…

Posted on 2018-01-13

Currently there is a huge uproar about U.S. President, Donald Trump, (allegedly) referring to majority black countries in Africa and Haiti as “shithole” countries. In this conversation, it is also alleged that he preferred to take black migrants out of the U.S., in favor of white immigration from European countries. I do not doubt that Donald Trump has said these things— he’s already proven himself to be quite the racist. I only use the word ‘alleged’ since Donald Trump currently wants to change our libel laws and crack down on his “internal enemies.”  And, unfortunately, I do not have the funds to be sued in regards to libel issues. Or the time to be spent in prison over what was probably said and denied…

Canada’s Financial Dominance in the Former English Caribbean Colonies (FECC)

Posted on 2018-01-10

I have some exciting news! A section of my Master’s paper was published today by COHA, entitled ‘Canada’s Financial Dominance in the Former English Caribbean Colonies (FECC).’ You can check it out here. Throughout the the Fall ’17 semester, I have been trying to publish this particular section because I felt that it was relevant, not receiving much attention academically, and going to contribute more to the topic due to my conclusions and connections that were drawn from the literature and data. Needless to say, this portion was rejected and usually without explanation and it made me feel a bit saddened. My work felt like it was not receiving the outlet that it deserved and I felt less ‘valid’ in some respects because of it. Especially since…