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9/11 Anniv.

Ten Years Since the Murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi, First 9/11 Hate Crime

Ten Years Since the Murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi, First 9/11 Hate Crime

by Jorge Rivas on September 15 2011, 4:41PM

It’s a sad reminder of the hate that followed 9/11.

Topics: 9/11 Anniv.

What Would Your Immigrant Ancestors Think of the I-Word? Play

What Would Your Immigrant Ancestors Think of the I-Word?

by Mónica Novoa on September 10 2011, 10:47AM

In this video, Colorlines.com hits the streets of NYC to find out what people know about their families’ immigration history.

Topics: 9/11 Anniv., Drop the I-Word, Immigration

A Letter to My Son on Coping With Mass Violence

A Letter to My Son on Coping With Mass Violence

by Terry Keleher on September 9 2011, 10:20AM

As you grow older, you’ll have many opportunities to make positive change. What values will you put into practice? Answering this question may be the best way to honor those whose lives were so tragically cut short.

Topics: 9/11 Anniv., Coping With Terror

Obama's Unprecedented Use of State Secrets to Defend Religious Profiling

Obama’s Unprecedented Use of State Secrets to Defend Religious Profiling

by Asraa Mustufa on September 8 2011, 9:31AM

President Obama vowed as a candidate to end George W. Bush’s use of the state secrets privilege to get lawsuits thrown out of court. Instead, the administration is wielding it in previously unused ways to defend widespread profiling of Muslim Americans.

Topics: 9/11 Anniv., National Security

A Family Affair: Who's Left Behind After the FBI's Fake Terror Stings Photo

A Family Affair: Who’s Left Behind After the FBI’s Fake Terror Stings

by Lyric Cabral on September 8 2011, 9:30AM

The FBI is paying thousands of untrained informants to spy on law-abiding Muslim Americans. The program has justified itself with a series of prosecutions that are as questionable as they are high-profile. Here are the families who were left behind.

Topics: 9/11 Anniv., National Security, Photo

The 9/11 Story I Choose to Tell: We All Belong to Each Other

The 9/11 Story I Choose to Tell: We All Belong to Each Other

by Rinku Sen on September 7 2011, 9:18AM

I can’t call myself a person who values inclusion and compassion and then pick and choose those whom I accept. I can disagree, but I can’t disown. Not if I want to help build a nation that constructs rather than destroys, that frees rather than enslaves.

Topics: 9/11 Anniv., Coping With Terror, Immigration, National Security, Movement