Living the American Dream

A Yemeni family migrating to San Leandro in 2000 found an accepting new home in the U.S., but that all changed after the World Trade Center attack.  Mid-Eastern and other minority families experienced the post-9/11 period as unsafe in a different way than other Americans.  “We were no longer able to make friends and even our neighbors turned against us and tried moving away from us because they felt unsafe. But…what happened that day is a normal occurrence to happen back where I’m from and we came to America to escape the risk of injury or even worse, death.”  The son writes of his experience on Youth Radio.


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