When They Call You a Terrorist

by

Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele

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Chase is Cynthia and Monte’s son and Patrisse’s nephew. He was primarily raised by Cherice when Monte was in prison. When Monte returned from prison after six years, Chase greeted him halfheartedly, and Patrisse thought that there was no way to make up for the time that was taken from them.

Chase Quotes in When They Call You a Terrorist

The When They Call You a Terrorist quotes below are all either spoken by Chase or refer to Chase. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the St. Martin's Griffin edition of When They Call You a Terrorist published in 2020.
Chapter 8 Quotes

I am thinking of all the people, like my brother, like my father—who have been the targets of harm, not the harm itself. And yet they are the ones whom society views as disposable […] I am filled with a sense of rage and a call to action at the idea that my brother, my Monte, is considered someone disposable to these people. But to me and my mother and to my sister and my brother, to Chase and to Cynthia, Monte was never disposable.

Related Characters: Patrisse Khan-Cullors (speaker), Monte Cullors, Chase, Cynthia
Page Number: 120
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Chase Character Timeline in When They Call You a Terrorist

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Chapter 2: Twelve
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...shooting. (Cynthia has been involved with Monte and will eventually give birth to Patrisse’s nephew Chase.) Her car is a beaten-up station wagon with no back windows. Being dropped off in... (full context)
Chapter 8: Zero Dark Thirty
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...with lengthy sentences. Then they drive to Cherice’s new Section 8 apartment for a barbecue. Chase greets his father half-heartedly—there’s no way to make up the time they lost. They have... (full context)
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Intersectionality of Identity Theme Icon
...ill people. Monte becomes very depressed, and Cherice can’t support him since she’s also supporting Chase and Bernard. Jasmine and Alton now live in Las Vegas and convince Cherice to bring... (full context)
Chapter 11: Black Lives Matter
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...story reminds Patrisse of Emmett Till’s murder in 1955. She also thinks of Monte’s son Chase, who is 14 when Trayvon is killed—will he be killed with no accountability? When anyone... (full context)