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Darryl Walker Jr

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Whiteness Under Siege: Attacking Affirmative Action

The Justice Department is planning to investigate affirmative action programs at universities and sue them for "discrimination against white applicants." 1). There is no such thing as 'reverse racism'. White supremacy is a system of power created by white people for white... Continue Reading →

Jesus Christ Was a Revolutionary

Jesus Christ was a political figure with a radical message. Over the past two millennia, however, these teachings have been diluted to maintain systems of oppression. To rediscover the transformative power of Christ, keep these points in mind: Jesus Christ... 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 →

Hate Crimes: Limitations & Implications

LeBron James' home was vandalized with a racial slur - and authorities are investigating the incident as a "hate crime." While it is important to document violations against "protected" groups, we should still be mindful of the limitations and implications... 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 →

Cinco de Mayo & the Battle Against Oppression

Cinco de Mayo is not an opportunity to make a caricature of Mexican culture. Every single year - as if on schedule - people break out their sombreros, draw on crooked mustaches, and add the letter "o" at the end... Continue Reading →

SheaMoisture: Black Women, Parasites & Violence

My thoughts on the SheaMoisture commercial: Of course it was problematic that the company included white women and a light-skinned "acceptable" black woman. But my first and strongest feeling was that there was a stark difference between the black woman's words... 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 →

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 →

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