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01/08/2015 02:00 pm ET Updated Jan 08, 2015

One Tweet Perfectly Sums Up The Big Problem With How We Talk About Terrorism

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If a terrorist attack took place right here in the U.S., wouldn't it be a national story?

Terrorism may be defined as "the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes," but if you asked most people, the term conjures one image: brown people with beards and bombs. Nothing has made that profoundly racist misunderstanding clearer than the news coverage of two violent attacks that happened within roughly 24 hours.

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