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 Muslim Child in the Public School after 9/11 
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I promised I would post this link. You can listen to the whole thing for free on the internet, or download it for $0.95 and take it with you.

I have listened to it more than once, and each time find myself deeply moved by the plight of this wonderful little girl who is attacked by her teacher, and abandoned by her school and friends.

Listen, and make sure it never happens again.

Act One. Which One of These Is Not Like the Others?

Serry and her husband's love story began in a place not usually associated with romance: the West Bank. That was where the couple met, fell in love and decided to get married. Then Serry, who was American, convinced her Palestinian husband to move to America. She promised him that in America their children would never encounter prejudice or strife of any kind. But things didn't quite work out that way. This American Life contributor Alix Spiegel tells the story. (33 minutes)

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Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:37 am
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Wow. This is really sad to me. In my high school (post 9/11) I knew personally two Muslim students but I didn't ever feel like they were prejudiced against because of their religion or ethnicity, but then again I didn't live every moment of their lives. My mom has a friend at work who is of Arabic descent and after 9/11 people would make comments to her at the grocery stores and just say really random and hurtful things. Just another example of our society letting me down. Hopefully we can all separate the acts of one specific group of people from everyone else in their religion/ ethnicity/ gender/ etc.

Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:15 pm
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