Letting go of prejudice and fear can help us grow and heal. But 10 years after 9/11, it’s still hard not to fear Muslims and wonder what’s under that hijab, writes Allegra Cullen, 16. Watch for the last column of “The 9/11 Generation” series on the Our Kids blog on Sunday, Sept. 11.
The so-called “9/11 Generation” has grown up in a world at war against an elusive enemy and more aware of problems beyond its backyard. On the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, North American teens ponder the impact and meaning of the terrorist attacks on their generation. In the first column of this blog series, Emily O’Brien, 17, reflects on her not-so-sheltered life in post-911 America.