The Republic of T.

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

August 11, 2014
by terrance
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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
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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

February 20, 2014
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Clarence Thomas, Jordan Davis, And America’s “Sensitivity” About Race, Pt. 1

Clarence Thomas says that Americans are too sensitive about race. The killing of Jordan Davis, and a jury’s failure to convict his killer, speaks volumes about the true state of America’s racial sensitivity, and indifference to the lives of young black men. Continue reading

February 12, 2014
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The First Openly Gay Eagle Scout May Soon Be Out Of Scouting

As of  Monday night, a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,brave, clean, reverent, gay, and can even achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Unbeknownst to me, sometime last night Boy Scout Troop 52 announced that 17-year-old Pascal Tessier … Continue reading

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