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Darryl Walker Jr

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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 →

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 →

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 →

From Falling to Rising in Love

Depictions of intimate relationships saturate public consciousness. The most popular movies, novels, and songs are immersed in dramas of love. Taken for granted by the entertainment industry and ordinary people alike is the seemingly innocuous declaration that we "fall in... Continue Reading →

Why Interracial Marriage Discourse is Problematic

Growth in interracial marriage rates is viewed as a barometer of social distance. Several scholars argue that the proliferation of such relationships is a testimony to the erosion of political, economic, and social barriers between races (Alba, 2009; Fu & Heaton, 2008;... Continue Reading →

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