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Darryl Walker Jr

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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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SheaMoisture: Black Women, Parasites & Violence

My thoughts on the SheaMoisture commercial: Of course it was problematic that the company included white women and a light-skinned "acceptable" black woman. But my first and strongest feeling was that there was a stark difference between the black woman's words... Continue Reading →

Blacks in the Military: In Exchange For Freedom

After being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump began working to strengthen America’s military. A recent draft of an executive order shows that Trump is willing to spend $90 billion a year to expand... Continue Reading →

Patriotism Leaves No Room for Unity

Donald Trump is officially the 45th president of the United States. Since the inauguration, our eyes and ears have been saturated with a declaration from Trump’s speech: “when you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice”.... Continue Reading →

Illusion of Inclusion: Women of Color on Money

For everyone who is excited by the replacement of Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, the United States Mint has unveiled a special commemorative coin. With her toga and braids, Lady Liberty – for the first time... Continue Reading →

Love Cannot Be Captured

From the box office to catchy songs on the radio, our culture is saturated with perspectives about romantic relationships. When the skeletal frame of these narratives are analyzed, we find that they tend to fall into one of two impulses:... Continue Reading →

The Eroticization of Violence and a New Sexual Ethic

For those who missed that wonderful birds and bees talk or slept through high school biology class – let’s begin with the basics. Sexual intercourse is the bedrock of human existence. With the exception of artificial insemination, egg and sperm... Continue Reading →

Your Flesh Belongs to Me: Stop Domestic Violence

*Warning: Graphic Material* Kings belong on pedestals and you – my dear – were born to worship my genitals. There is no world beyond my testicles, that's why your body is built with semen receptacles. Your flesh belongs to me,... Continue Reading →

Review: 13th (Directed by Ava DuVernay)

I recently watched "13th" – a documentary on Netflix about the criminalization and incarceration of black folks since slavery “ended.” The film is good overall, and I recommend it to everyone. The documentary does a good job synthesizing history and... Continue Reading →

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