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Darryl Walker Jr

The Black Deadbeat: Debunking Myths of Fatherhood

Happy belated Father's Day! To celebrate, lets try to debunk the stereotype of black "deadbeat daddies." Keep the following points in mind:   1). Contrary to popular misconception, black men are involved in the lives of their children. A study... Continue Reading →

On the Narrative of Disgruntled Employees & Workplace Violence

Over the past week and a half, there were at least three fatal acts of workplace violence around the United States. A small town in Pennsylvania, Orlando, and San Francisco were all victims of a "disgruntled employee" opening fire on... Continue Reading →

Impeaching Trump: The Politics of Disposability

Donald Trump's approval ratings are declining as calls for his impeachment are increasing rapidly. So, let me get this straight: Trump bombed Syria with 59 tomahawk missiles; defunded abortions overseas; gave the green-light to the Dakota Access Pipeline; implemented an... Continue Reading →

Jesus Christ Was a Revolutionary

Jesus Christ was a political figure with a radical message. Over the past two millennia, however, these teachings have been diluted to maintain systems of oppression. To rediscover the transformative power of Christ, keep these points in mind: Jesus Christ... Continue Reading →

Kathy Griffin, Violence & Killing Poor Children of Color

Spare me the phony outrage over the Kathy Griffin photo. As she was posing for the image, the United States was carrying out airstrikes in Syria. Over the past month, America has killed 225 Syrian civilians, including 44 children. Instead... Continue Reading →

Hate Crimes: Limitations & Implications

LeBron James' home was vandalized with a racial slur - and authorities are investigating the incident as a "hate crime." While it is important to document violations against "protected" groups, we should still be mindful of the limitations and implications... Continue Reading →

Lack of Direction

Here - let me give you directions so you'll know the way to my house before you get lost at an intersection, and blow your engine out. First, drive over the suspension bridge named after a dead man who was... Continue Reading →

Cosmic Hide & Seek: Who Are You?

Who are you?  Discussions of identity take the answer to this basic question for granted. The "I" that is invoked by the speaker is typically described as a series of characteristics or attributes. Thus, the person usually says "I am... Continue Reading →

Justifying Oppression: The Lie of Attacking Police

Since it is National Police Week, Trump gave a speech yesterday recognizing all the officers killed in the line of duty. He declared that the attacks on law enforcement "must end right now." Lets get a few things straight: Regardless... Continue Reading →

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