DADT Repeal

Black Women Win in Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
by Jamilah King

It’s official: President Obama signed a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on Wednesday morning. The move marks an end to the 17-year-old Clinton-era policy that’s kept thousands of gay and lesbian soliders to stay in the closet or risk being discharged from the military once their sexuality came to light. It’s especially welcome news for soldiers of color, who were already disproportionately impacted by the policy.

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Corporal Evelyn Thomas 13WHAM


About jennifer williams

Jennifer D. Williams is a writer and professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. She has published in academic journals and online at, PopMatters, among other sites. Jennifer is currently working on a book that looks at black women's urban literature between the Depression and the civil rights era.

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