Posted on October 12, 2001 in Speeches and Appearances

Submission to The United States Commission on Civil Rights

Testimony of Dr. James J. Zogby
OCTOBER 12, 2001

With an Appendix Selected Hate-Based Incidents September 11 – October 10, 2001 

In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon (even before it became clear that the perpetrators were from Arab countries), Arab Americans found themselves the targets of incidents of hate and bias. It was something that we
had come to expect. For a number of decades now, Arab Americans have experienced similar “backlashes”...