…e of horrors that we are living in, and stop thinking someone will want to break in it and kill us. White American terrorists are already doing a great job, but you’d never know it from the way our Media lets them off the hook continuously. When these White terrorists attack, talk about why. Talk about what radicalizes them. Talk. About. Them.
…arbored them because America likes to forget that terrorism and patriotism are inextricably linked. America likes to pretend that our military does not carry out terrorism when we drop bombs and we use drone strikes to kill innocent brown children with no accountability. America likes to sanitize our terrorism by throwing out the term dictator and the term democracy and the term freedom; you see, America likes to lie about why we are always at war. And this is what we do not talk about when we talk about terrorism, because in our American imaginations, terrorism is a word associated with the Black and Brown citizens, it is associated with the othered radicals, but not the homegrown and homebred extremists. It is associated with the Muslims and the Black Lives Matter activists, but it is never associated with the White Christian extremists who shoot up Black churches to start race wars, it is never associated with the far right who want the government to bring back draconian policies which have always served to destroy Blackness and Black families and communities.
…ds of vigilante and White nationalist violence that we are seeing in the age of Trump’s presidency. Let me be crystal clear, this is not a Trumpian issue, he did not create these issues, he just created an atmosphere where these violent racist terrorists feel safe and feel justified.