The Republic of T.

Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.

July 8, 2015
by terrance
Comments Off on What Happens After The Confederate Flag Comes Down

What Happens After The Confederate Flag Comes Down

What Happens After The Confederate Flag Comes Down South Carolina senate’s vote to remove the Confederate battle flag is an important first step towards honestly addressing our shared history, and the ways its legacy still haunts us 150 years after … Continue reading

April 22, 2015
by terrance
Comments Off on Will Marriage Equality Opponents Take Us Back To The “Green Book” Era?

Will Marriage Equality Opponents Take Us Back To The “Green Book” Era?

As the Supreme Court takes up marriage equality again, conservatives are preparing for a likely landmark ruling by trying to bring back a phrase that once haunted black families: “We don’t serve your kind here.” Last week, my husband and … Continue reading

March 6, 2015
by terrance
Comments Off on 50 Years Later: The Long March From Selma To Ferguson

50 Years Later: The Long March From Selma To Ferguson

50 Years Later: The Long March From Selma To Ferguson Fifty years after Selma, the Department of Justice Report on Ferguson reveals the same racism the Selma marchers stood against, and the same economic consequences. On Wednesday, nearly fifty years … Continue reading

December 15, 2014
by terrance
Comments Off on Fuck The Cleveland Police

Fuck The Cleveland Police

Fuck the Cleveland police, and any apology they think they are owed. http://t.co/WnVoNX9fd8 Andrew Hawkins T-Shirt Pisses Off Cleveland Police Union (Pic) #SportsTap pic.twitter.com/UakmUricbz— Sports Tap (@SportsTapApp) December 15, 2014

December 3, 2014
by terrance
Comments Off on The President’s Too Modest Proposals Won’t Prevent Another Ferguson

The President’s Too Modest Proposals Won’t Prevent Another Ferguson

As a grand jury in New York decides not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner with an illegal chokehold, the president’s too modest proposals fall short of the change America needs. The problems highlighted by Ferguson require … Continue reading

August 12, 2014
by terrance
Comments Off on Re-post: Coming Down Fast: The Manson Murders’ 40 Year Aftermath, Pt. 2

Re-post: Coming Down Fast: The Manson Murders’ 40 Year Aftermath, Pt. 2

Editor’s note: This weekend was the 45th anniversary of the Manson Family murders. Five years ago, reflected on the 40th anniversary, how the story of the murders ignited a lifelong interest in “true crime” and criminal psychology, and how my … Continue reading

August 11, 2014
by terrance
Comments Off on Re-post: Coming Down Fast: The Manson Murders’ 40 Year Aftermath, Pt. 1

Re-post: Coming Down Fast: The Manson Murders’ 40 Year Aftermath, Pt. 1

Editor’s note: This weekend was the 45th anniversary of the Manson Family murders. Five years ago, reflected on the 40th anniversary, how the story of the murders ignited a lifelong interest in “true crime” and criminal psychology, and how my … Continue reading

February 21, 2014
by terrance
Comments Off on Clarence Thomas, Jordan Davis, And America’s “Sensitivity” About Race, Pt. 2

Clarence Thomas, Jordan Davis, And America’s “Sensitivity” About Race, Pt. 2

Even before Michael Dunn encountered Jordan Davis and his friends, he was primed to see young black men as dangerous “thugs” that should be eliminated, and empowered by right-wing culture to believe he had the absolute right to do so. Continue reading

December 7, 2013
by terrance
Comments Off on Racism Is Not Over, And The GOP Is Not Off The Hook

Racism Is Not Over, And The GOP Is Not Off The Hook

Besides people of color, nobody wants racism to be over more than white conservatives, if the RNC’s tweet honoring Rosa Parks for “ending” racism is any indication. The question is: Why are white conservatives so ready for racism to finally be “over”? I thin the answer is rather simple: they want to get off the hook. Continue reading