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Darryl Walker Jr

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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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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