The Republic of T.

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

May 5, 2015
by terrance
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Five Things Ben Carson Doesn’t Get

Two more candidates joined the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday. Of the two, retired brain surgeon Ben Carson is the one likely to have the most impact. That makes it frightening how much Carson just doesn’t get.

April 22, 2015
by terrance
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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

April 1, 2015
by terrance
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The Backlash Against Discrimination And GOP’s “Indiana” Problem

The powerful grassroots backlash against Indiana’s anti-gay “religious freedom” law is yielding results and inspiring hope. Right-wing supporters of the law were seemingly caught unawares by a grassroots response that’s put them on the defensive. On Monday, the Georgia House … Continue reading