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Darryl Walker Jr

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Stand Your Ground: Anti-blackness and the Claim of Self-Defense

We need to transcend the narrow dichotomy that we are being fed by the corporate media and other agents of power about Stand Your Ground laws. The longer we are exposed to these narratives, the more it becomes apparent that dialogue... Continue Reading →

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Beyond the Profit Motive: The Anti-blackness of Orthodox Marxism

Since some folks still believe that there is "no war but class war" - I submit the following points: 1. There comes a time where one needs to realize that the profit motive lacks explanatory power in the face of... Continue Reading →

Schizophrenia and the Racist View of Sanity

Black men are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia than other subsets of the population. Schizophrenia, according to the DSM-5, is a chronic mental illness that makes it difficult for a person to distinguish reality from falsehood. It... Continue Reading →

Why Are Black People Always Late?

A pervasive stereotype is the idea that black people are always late. I am not interested in whether or not this is true - I am interested in why this idea arose and why it remains dominant. Animals do not... 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 →

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 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 →

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 →

Invisible Bodies: Anti-black Genocide in the U.S.

In this blog, I present my theory of the State as it relates to anti-black structural violence in America. I apply three frameworks: carceral continuum, social death, and genocide - for the sake of understanding anti-black violence.

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