Many people look at Arab Muslims with fear, or treat them with prejudice. Others feel the need to treat them special, or with “understanding.” This is all unnecessary. When we let our prejudice, fear and anger live on, we are letting the terrorists win, writes Andrew Cullen, 16, co-editor-in-chief of Millennial Youth.
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.