Tuesday, October 16, 2018

When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Ashe Bendele

I am reading When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bendele. It will be discussed this coming Sunday, 10/21/18 at First Universalist Church of Rochester.

It is very moving.

I highly recommend it.

I will be posting some excerpts over the next few weeks.

Join me in the reading and please share your own comments.

"A few years after I complete my degree, Dr. Monique W. Morris published her groundbreaking book, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, demonstrating how Black girls are rendered disposable in schools, unwanted, unloved. Twelve percent of us receive at least one suspension during our school careers while our white (girl) counterparts are suspended at a rate of 2 percent. In Wisconsin the rate is actually 21 percent for Black girls but 2 percent for white girls."

Khan-Cullors, Patrisse. When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (p. 26). St. Martin's Press.

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