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Darryl Walker Jr

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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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

Anti-blackness and the Wisdom of Dreamless Sleep

I begin with the premise that there are three states of consciousness: 1). being awake, 2). being asleep and dreaming, and 3). being asleep and not dreaming. It is the third state of consciousness that gives us a clue about... Continue Reading →

The Ruse of Russian Interference

For the past few months, airwaves have been saturated with allegations of covert Russian interference in America’s 2016 presidential election. Like a dog with a bone, teleprompter-jockeys are working tirelessly to ensure this claim becomes the explanation for Donald Trump’s... Continue Reading →

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