When They Call You A Terrorist

When They Call You A Terrorist

A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Book - 2018
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A memoir by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement explains the movement's position of love, humanity, and justice, challenging perspectives that have negatively labeled the movement's activists while calling for essential political changes.
"A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America--and the founding of a movement that demands restorative justice for all in the land at the tree Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood In Los Angeles, Patrisse Khan-Cullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. For Patrisse, the most vulnerable people in the country are Black people. Deliberately and ruthlessly targeted by a criminal justice system serving a white privilege agenda, Black people are subjected to unjustifiable racial profiling and police brutality. In 2013, when Trayvon Martin's killer went free, Patrisse's outrage led her to co-found Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. Condemned as terrorists and as a threat to America, these loving women founded a hashtag that birthed the movement to demand accountability from the authorities who continually turn a blind eye to the injustices inflicted upon people of Black and Brown skin. Championing human rights in the face of violent racism, Patrisse is a survivor. She transformed her personal pain into political power, giving voice to a people suffering inequality and a movement fueled by her strength and love, to tell the country--and the world--that Black Lives Matter. [This book] is Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele's reflection on humanity. It is an empowering account of survival, strength and resilience and a call to action to change the culture that declares innocent Black life expendable."--Dust jacket.
Published: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250171085
Branch Call Number: 323.092 KHA
Characteristics: xiv, 257 pages ;,20 cm


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Being a black woman in America has never been easy. It's still not easy. Patrisse's story is one that we need to hear and acknowledge.

DBRL_ReginaF Mar 07, 2018

This is such a powerful and heart wrenching book. Everyone needs to read this one. And we, as a society, need to do better.

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Jul 19, 2018

The writer's analysis of the systematic and institutional racism in this country is spot on. Those in power complain that the poor aren't doing anything to help themselves but obstacles are constantly placed in their path to move forward. I would recommend this as mandatory reading for junior high and high school students.

DBRL_ReginaF Mar 07, 2018

This is such a powerful and heart wrenching book. Everyone needs to read this one. And we, as a society, need to do better.

Feb 10, 2018

The co-founder of Black Lives Matter tells the story of her life, the beginnings of the BLM movement, its mission, and the deep racial divides in the country. A good read for anyone looking for a more clear picture than what we're often given by the idea. Introduction by Angela Davis.


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