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Darryl Walker Jr

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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.

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 →

Sanctuary Cities Are Not Safe Havens

We need to be more careful with this idea of ‘sanctuary cities’ – for a few reasons: 1). These regions are not safe havens for all undocumented immigrants – only those without criminal records. The mayors of New York City... Continue Reading →

Patriotism Leaves No Room for Unity

Donald Trump is officially the 45th president of the United States. Since the inauguration, our eyes and ears have been saturated with a declaration from Trump’s speech: “when you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice”.... Continue Reading →

Illusion of Inclusion: Women of Color on Money

For everyone who is excited by the replacement of Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, the United States Mint has unveiled a special commemorative coin. With her toga and braids, Lady Liberty – for the first time... Continue Reading →

Black Businesses: Repackaging Exploitation

Of all racial and/or ethnic groups in the United States, black people have the worst economic outcomes. A litany of statistics indicate that blacks are the most likely to be unemployed, underemployed, and living below the poverty line. The diagnosis... Continue Reading →

The Dangers of Medicalizing Racism

"My name is Trevor, and I am a racist" is a typical introduction at a meeting for a 12-step program in North Carolina. Inspired by initiatives that treat addictions to alcohol, drugs, sex and overeating, the Trinity United Church of... 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 →

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