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Darryl Walker Jr

Lethal Injection: The Epitome of Desensitized Culture

Every mainstream article on the Arkansas execution frames it as "the first in 12 years" – as if officials deserve an award and standing ovation for some type of accomplishment. This is not an aberration from an otherwise non-violent status... Continue Reading →

Syria & Everyday Chemical Attacks in America

President Trump authorized an airstrike against Syria in response to "an affront to humanity" that killed 100+ "innocent children and babies" in a chemical attack. But America is in no moral position to wag its finger at Syria. Anyone who... Continue Reading →

What is Capitalism? A Beginner’s Guide

What is capitalism? Let’s begin with the premise that labor is a fundamental human activity. By working, we use our brains and/or our muscles to transform nature into useful products. So, for instance, the process of work transforms a pile... Continue Reading →

Shifting the Health Care Debate

It is good to hear that the American Health Care Act (also known as "TrumpCare") failed to pass the House. Elected officials in the Democratic Party are already making the argument that this is a victory for voters. However, we should... Continue Reading →

Social Media: Surveillance Mechanism

Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are excellent mediums for communicating with each other and broadcasting important messages. Considering the profit-driven nature of our economy, it is understandable to wonder how these sites are free of charge for... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Unhappy Wife

After months of resistance, I finally purchased and read Dr. K E Garland’s The Unhappy Wife. My original thoughts about the text were a barrier to engagement. Based on the title alone, I assumed that only married women could extract... Continue Reading →

Impossible to Please You

When I wrote you a ballad and serenaded you beneath your window, you complained it was late and would rather be dreaming on your pillow. When I took you out on a date for a stroll beneath the stars, you... Continue Reading →

Identity Will Not Save Us From Anti-blackness

I hate when dark-skinned folks go out of their way to say they are "not just black." There are a whole list of non-black terms folks use to circumvent such an identification. The most popular ones are: "bi-racial," "mixed," –... Continue Reading →

Architectural Terrorism: Parent-Child Adjoining Bedrooms

Across time and space, human beings have constructed taboos against sexual activity with close relatives. The most commonly stigmatized and legally prohibited incestuous relationships include parent-child and sibling-sibling unions. In the first part of this series, I argued that homes... Continue Reading →

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