When They Call You a Terrorist

by

Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele

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When They Call You a Terrorist Symbols

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin symbolizes Patrisse’s belief that Black lives don’t matter (to policymakers, the criminal justice system, or fellow citizens) in the U.S. Trayvon was a 17-year-old young Black man from Florida whom a neighborhood…

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Helicopters

Helicopters symbolize law enforcement’s presence and power in the U.S. Patrisse first mentions helicopters when describing the many ways that police surveilled Van Nuys when she was a child, noting that they were like vultures…

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