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Darryl Walker Jr

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God is the Ultimate Police Officer

A serious discussion about abolishing the police and prison requires an understanding of the way power operates. NWA recorded their infamous "Fuck the Police" anthem - a song we should all have as our ringtones. But policing involves more than... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Anti-Blackness of American “Love”

I hate the way American society conceptualizes romantic relationships. The notion of "love" is typically framed as a progress narrative - whereby "marriage" is the highest form and product. Intimate connections are reduced to linear equations. Whenever people speak of... Continue Reading →

Remove the American Flag, Too

For the past few years, the American political landscape has been saturated with debates over Confederate symbols. Yesterday, New Orleans began the process of removing Confederate statues. While I sympathize with the demand that Southern symbols be removed, the general... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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