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Opinion Piece


Sam Tracy

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The Maine Campus

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Abstract/ Summary

Your safety pins don’t matter. There has been a recent rise in a silent protest to Donald Trump’s racist, xenophobic, sexist and homophobic rhetoric that involve spinning a safety pin onto your shirt. It started off as a gesture of kindness and a message to the marginalized people, saying: “hey, we’re here and we’re not with them. ”By pinning your shirt, you have a quiet way to show you do not support Trump’s harmful messages and you are a safe person to talk with.


Content captured from The Maine Campus website by by Kimberly Sawtelle, Library Specialist CLIII, on January 15, 2021.


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