The Republic of T.

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

December 7, 2013
by terrance
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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

August 1, 2013
by terrance
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Dream Defenders: Florida’s Dandelion Moment

In the days before and after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Florida police posted PSA’s encouraging blacks not to riot, and monitored social media for hints about when and where violence might occur. The judge … Continue reading

July 12, 2013
by terrance
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Geraldo Rivera Gets It Wrong and Racist on Travon Martin’s Murder

The verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder (yes, murder) of Trayvon Martin is coming sooner or later, now that closing arguments are winding down. I’m not sure I can hold on to my sanity until then. … Continue reading

June 28, 2013
by terrance
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Forever Hold Their Peace: The Craziest Conservative DOMA Reactions

“If any of you can show just cause why these two may not lawfully be married,” goes the familiar line from the marriage liturgy, “speak now; or else for ever hold your peace.” After Wednesday, there is no just cause … Continue reading

May 16, 2013
by terrance
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Courting Disaster: GOP Obstruction and The Courts

Yesterday I wrote about how obstructionist Republican tactics are hollowing out our government, hobbling its agencies, and diminishing its responsiveness to the needs and concerns of ordinary Americans. Nowhere is this more apparent than in our court system, where Republican … Continue reading