The Republic of T.

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

March 6, 2015
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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

March 23, 2012
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Whose Son Will Be The Next Trayvon Martin? Pt. 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Whose Son Will Be The Next Trayvon Martin?

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Whose Son Will Be The Next Trayvon Martin? Author Elizabeth Stone, in an often quoted observation, once noted that “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is … Continue reading

March 22, 2012
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Whose Son Will Be The Next Trayvon Martin? Pt. 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Whose Son Will Be The Next Trayvon Martin?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Whose Son Will Be The Next Trayvon Martin?I wrote earlier that I sometimes walk our oldest son to school, and watch him until I just can’t see him anymore. It’s … Continue reading

December 8, 2011
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Herman Cain & Eddie Long: A Tale of Two Players

It’s rare that two very public implosions occur almost simultaneously or resonate so well with one another as the the crashing and burning of Herman Cain’s presidential campaign and Eddie Long’s marriage and ministry. It’s even rarer that two high … Continue reading

May 24, 2010
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Rand Paul Wants It Both Ways

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series If They Could Turn Back Time

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series If They Could Turn Back Time(If They Could Turn Back Time, Pt. 2) When I heard Rand Paul’s statement about the civil rights act, I had a sense of deja … Continue reading

November 13, 2009
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Conservatives’ Race to Oblivion, Pt. 2 of 3

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Conservatives' Race to Oblivion

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Conservatives’ Race to OblivionMichelle Bachman’s “Superbowl of Freedom” (or “Bachmannalia”) was not the first protest with such attention grabbing signage, but merely the latest. September saw Glenn Beck’s 9/12 marchers … Continue reading

November 12, 2009
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Conservatives’ Race to Oblivion, Pt. 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Conservatives' Race to Oblivion

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Conservatives’ Race to OblivionI’ve used this quote (attributed to Maya Angelou) before: “When people show you who they really are, believe them.” I guess in periods of tremendous change people … Continue reading

July 20, 2009
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Sotomayor & The Vulcan Standard, Pt 1.

I was probably an annoying person to have around if you were watching the Sotomayor confirmation hearings. I was so frustrated listening to them that I couldn’t help … um … talking back to the television. There is, after all, … Continue reading

December 10, 2008
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The LGBT Hate Crimes Project: Simmie Williams

This entry is part 46 of 53 in the series lgbt hate crimes project

This entry is part 46 of 53 in the series lgbt hate crimes projectI started researching the murder of Simmie Williams back in August, around the same time I began researching the murder of Lawrence King. I started researching King’s … Continue reading