Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography
At the root of the questions I examine here is the racialization and marginalization of Black populations across different spaces. Hence, interrogating Black geographies and geographies of race is the point of departure of this short essay. Next, issues specific to urban Brazil are touched on, as understanding the particular characteristics of a space and the problems therein is essential to a radical politics. Black Radicalism is introduced as the third topic, as this methodology historically serves to address and destroy the effects uncovered in the work on geographies of race and urbanization. The conversation therefore comes full circle, moving from an analysis of modes of othering and oppression to acknowledging the emancipatory efforts of the Black Radical Tradition. The inherent connections of these bodies of literature and empirical practices is evidenced, as is the need to continue these conversations in future work.