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Zone of Non-being

Darryl Walker Jr

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 →

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 →

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