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Zone of Non-being

Darryl Walker Jr

Why You Never Really Own Your House

A pillar of the American Dream is owning a home with a lawn and picket fence. But I question the conventional belief that we ever really own our homes under capitalism. With the commodification of housing also comes a precariousness... Continue Reading →

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How to Become a Prison Penpal Today

Folks who are behind bars suffer the highest forms of isolation and alienation. For those who are willing and able - I strongly suggest you become prison penpals. The organization Black & Pink compiles and maintains a database of predominantly... Continue Reading →

Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself: The Authoritarian View of Christ

I want to speak briefly about Jesus Christ's summary of the commandments and description of love in Matthew 22:37-40. He states: [37] Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with... Continue Reading →

White Supremacy: What Counts As “Genocide”?

I want to add a few thoughts to the article being circulated titled "Yes, What Israel is Doing to Palestinians is Actually Genocide" - because the author omits some important points about race and genocide. I did a presentation in... Continue Reading →

Foreign Policy & Hypocrisy: The Iran Nuclear Deal

President Trump withdrew the United States from the nuclear deal with Iran. The failure to understand the relationship between gun control laws and oppression at the national level is only magnified when we discuss nuclear weapons at the international level.... Continue Reading →

Beyond the Profit Motive: The Anti-blackness of Orthodox Marxism

Since some folks still haven't gotten the memo, here are a few words about class reductive analyses: 1. There comes a time where one needs to realize that the profit motive lacks explanatory power in the face of anti-blackness. Orthodox... Continue Reading →

Schizophrenia and the Racist View of Sanity

Black men are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia than other subsets of the population. Schizophrenia, according to the DSM-5, is a chronic mental illness that makes it difficult for a person to distinguish reality from falsehood. It... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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