What So Proudly We Hailed, Carter Goodrich, November 5, 2001

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The shock and grief of 9/11 became part of the fabric of American life. Even as many Americans hoped to return to “normal,” they confronted the dilemma of balancing concerns about safety and security with possible limitations on cherished freedoms. Americans of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent coped with the added worry of being perceived as terrorists based solely upon their appearance.