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Nipsey Hussle and the Trope of Black-on-Black Crime

Now that the Los Angeles Police Department has identified a black man as a suspect in the murder of Nipsey Hussle, lets get a few things straight about the narrative of "black-on-black crime." 1). The United States has existed for 242... Continue Reading →

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 →

Justifying Oppression: The Lie of Attacking Police

Since it is National Police Week, Trump gave a speech yesterday recognizing all the officers killed in the line of duty. He declared that the attacks on law enforcement "must end right now." Lets get a few things straight: Regardless... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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.

Monopoly & Myths of Criminal Justice

After eight decades, Monopoly continues to be one of the highest selling board games in the world. During this time span, a wide range of editions were released to fit the specific contexts and interests of players. With an eye... Continue Reading →

Supporting the Police: Oppression With a Smile

In the aftermath of most police shootings, the typical chorus of liberals chime in to condemn anti-blackness, while simultaneously declaring support for law enforcement. Such reasoning is made possible by a failure to appreciate the history or structural function of policing... Continue Reading →

Against Visual Bias & No-Touch Culture (2 of 2)

In the first part of this series, I elucidated how both the Holy Bible and key philosophers privilege sight at the expense of touch. This follow-up will examine the shortcomings of this visual bias and no-touch culture. Over the past... Continue Reading →

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