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When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir

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Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, the author experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. For ...

Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, the author experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. For the author, the most vulnerable people in the country are Black people. The author asserts that Black Americans have been targeted by a criminal justice system that serves a white privilege agenda, and are subjected to unjustifiable racial profiling and police brutality. In 2013, when Trayvon Martin's killer went free, her outrage led her to co-found the Black Lives Matter movement with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. Condemned as terrorists and as a threat to America, the women founded a hashtag that birthed the movement to demand accountability from the authorities who have turned a blind eye to the injustices inflicted upon people of black and brown skin. Championing human rights in the face of violent racism, the author transformed personal pain into political power, giving voice to a people suffering inequality, and forming a movement fueled by strength and love, to tell the country - and the world - that Black Lives Matter.--adapted from dust jacket.

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Creator
Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • First edition
  • New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]
  • ©2017
Physical Details
  • xiv, 257 pages ; 20 cm
ISBNs
1250171083, 9781250171085, 9781250200006, 9781250171092
OCLC
ocn983517220

  • "With a foreword by Angela Davis"--Cover.

  • Foreword / Angela Davis. -- Part one. All the bones we could find: Introduction: We are stardust ; Community, interrupted ; Twelve ; Bloodlines ; Magnitude and bond ; Witness ; Out in the world ; All the bones we could find. -- Part two. Black Lives Matter: Zero dark thirty : the remix ; No ordinary love ; Dignity and power, now. ; Black Lives Matter ; Raid ; A call, a response ; #SayHerName = [Say her name] ; Black futures ; When they call you a terrorist
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