Objects & Places from Citizen: An American Lyric

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The author describes being told not to wear this item of clothing indoors.


The author says that one of the only vessels that have made any major headway toward ending racism around the world have been the power of these.

The Color Blue

The author employs this symbolism to illustrate a feeling of expansion, of being swallowed and made a part of something larger, where individuals don't matter as much as the collective whole.

Pickup Truck

This was employed as the weapon of murder in the James Craig Anderson hate crime.

Mumbling Houses

In Chapter 6, the author chronicles the failure that was the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. She employs this symbolism as a part of the contamination and a representation of society.

Hurricane Katrina

This event is described in Chapter 6 and is used as a symbol of the destructive force and nature of racism and prejudice...

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