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Zone of Non-being

Darryl Walker Jr

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 →

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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 →

There Is No Housing Shortage, Just a Lack of Compassion

"A civilization that chooses to close its eyes to its most crucial problems is a stricken civilization. A civilization that uses its principles for trickery and deceit is a dying civilization" -Aime Cesaire The true measure of a country is... Continue Reading →

Thank You & Open Forum

The Zone of Non-being is approaching its one year anniversary! In this span of time, I have been blessed to form many relationships with fellow bloggers who have influenced my writing and perspectives. I am grateful to everyone who reads... Continue Reading →

Whiteness Under Siege: Attacking Affirmative Action

The Justice Department is planning to investigate affirmative action programs at universities and sue them for "discrimination against white applicants." 1). There is no such thing as 'reverse racism'. White supremacy is a system of power created by white people for white... Continue Reading →

The Torture of Ending In-Person Visits

Across the United States, jails and prisons are replacing in-person visits with Skype-like video calls. This transition is usually justified in the name of prison safety. For example, officials at the Bristol County House of Corrections in Massachusetts argued the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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