Black Girl, Grad School

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

Posts tagged “progressive

Socialism 2018

Posted on 2018-07-10

On Wednesday, July 4th, myself (Vice Secretary) and the Vice chair of YDSA FIU were able to attend the Socialism 2018 conference in Chicago. None of this would have been possible for us, had it not been for the South Florida International Socialist Organization (SF ISO). SF ISO informed YDSA FIU about the conference in April of the Spring 2018 semester, and then secured our flights to and from Miami and Chicago for us. So, what is Socialism 2018? Much as the name suggests, it’s a gathering of 2,000+ socialists who believe that human beings should come before profit. The annual Socialism Conference “has brought together revolutionaries and activists to exchange and debate ideas to advance our struggles” for more than two decades. To…

Happy New Year!

Posted on 2018-01-01

In short, we must intensify the struggle against a structural condition within the U.S. and replace it with something more progressive. However, because most people view their progressiveness outside of other populations realities, I have a feeling that in Sanders progressive vision, people of color and immigrants will continue to be disproportionately negatively affected.

Contradictions with being a Black Female Progressive

Posted on 2017-12-27

  As a Black woman, race matters. As a Black women progressive, race also matters. I have always thought that by default, Black women have had to be more progressive than everyone else, by way of where we stand on the social hierarchy in the U.S. (and in other Western countries). From my observations, in the instances where non-progressive views are being portrayed by Black women— it is due to an inability to push race to the bottom of our consciousness. This is because our race and gender are intrinsically tied together. The two— in the moments that they are unable to be reconciled—are unable to compete with one another. That is because race matters. In that, as a whole (again, in terms of…