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Darryl Walker Jr

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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 →

Kathy Griffin, Violence & Killing Poor Children of Color

Spare me the phony outrage over the Kathy Griffin photo. As she was posing for the image, the United States was carrying out airstrikes in Syria. Over the past month, America has killed 225 Syrian civilians, including 44 children. Instead... Continue Reading →

Lack of Direction

Here - let me give you directions so you'll know the way to my house before you get lost at an intersection, and blow your engine out. First, drive over the suspension bridge named after a dead man who was... Continue Reading →

What is Capitalism? A Beginner’s Guide

What is capitalism? Let’s begin with the premise that labor is a fundamental human activity. By working, we use our brains and/or our muscles to transform nature into useful products. So, for instance, the process of work transforms a pile... Continue Reading →

Blacks in the Military: In Exchange For “Freedom”

After being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump began working to strengthen America’s military. A recent draft of an executive order shows that Trump is willing to spend $90 billion a year to expand... Continue Reading →

Money For Wars But Cant Feed the Poor

Last year, I went to a community meeting in my neighborhood. The goal of this gathering was for local politicians to gauge the concerns of residents. To accomplish this, a chart was posted on the wall listing the following categories:... Continue Reading →

Why Do Americans Hate Welfare?

Welfare is a highly politicized topic in the United States. Each election year, voters are inundated with statistics testifying to the inefficiency and waste of welfare spending. These campaigns are often tethered to overt and covert discourses that galvanize opposition... Continue Reading →

For The ‘No Politics on Facebook’ Crowd

After years of resistance, I finally created a Facebook account three months ago. My usage of this platform has been almost exclusively for both gaining knowledge of and analyzing current events. As I have been scrolling through my news feed... Continue Reading →

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