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Zone of Non-being

Darryl Walker Jr

Rotting the Brain: Shark Tank & Undercover Boss

Two of the most dangerous shows on television are Shark Tank and Undercover Boss. These programs are mindless celebrations of capitalism - and are viewed by millions of working class people in marathon format. Shark Tank demonstrates just how backward... Continue Reading →

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God is the Ultimate Police Officer

A serious discussion about abolishing the police and prison requires an understanding of the way power operates. NWA recorded their infamous "Fuck the Police" anthem - a song we should all have as our ringtones. But policing involves more than... Continue Reading →

Why Are Black People Always Late?

A pervasive stereotype is the idea that black people are always late. I am not interested in whether or not this is true - I am interested in why this idea arose and why it remains dominant. Animals do not... Continue Reading →

Democracy: Every Cook Can Govern (Pt.2)

Since writing the first part of this series, I have received several comments and criticisms on another thread about these ideas. Here are some points raised below and my responses to them:  "I can't believe that someone can say that... Continue Reading →

Democratic Wave? No – Wave Goodbye to the Democrats

Sure - the elections yesterday were a reprimand on Trump. But there is still a qualitative difference between being anti-Trump and being anti-oppression. The Democratic Party is not, cannot, and never will be the vessel for significant social change. Instead... Continue Reading →

Texas Church Shooting: War on Youth

Nearly half of those killed during the Texas church shooting were children. This heinous act did not occur in isolation - it is simply the most visible and visceral manifestation of what is already in existence. Furthermore, we need to... Continue Reading →

Democracy: Every Cook Can Govern

I am sick and tired of hearing that Donald Trump 'is a threat to American democracy.' The more I hear this argument, the more I am convinced that most people haven't the slightest clue of what a democracy really is.... Continue Reading →

Charlottesville: American Fascism is Nothing New

To combat the terrorism in Charlottesville, we at least need to be honest. While it is great that most people are outraged, I am disturbed by the lack of institutional memory and discourse on American exceptionalism. For example, Elizabeth Warren... Continue Reading →

Can Black People Appropriate Culture?

We cannot have a discussion about culture, or cultural appropriation, without first having a discussion about structural positions. And by that, I simply mean our way of being as races. Ontology will always determine and shape culture. Racialized slavery stripped... Continue Reading →

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