As we remember the tragic and world changing event of September 11th 2001, let me share 2 articles from the New York Times which brings a “9 years after” perspective tied to that event:
1. “Building on Faith in Lower Manhattan” by Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf of the Cordoba Initiative
2. “The Healers of 9/11” by Nicholas D. Kristoff
An article of inconvenient truth by actress Regina King: The Emmys: As White as Ever
CRY ME AN ONION said:
I have little sympathy for Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and less for Pastor Terry Jones. Both have rights under the American constitution. Both are adding fuel to the fire.
I admire the charity work of the 9/11 widows in Afghanistan. They are providing closure while the former opens wounds.
Thank you for that link to Regina King’s letter!
Anna Renee said:
I applaud Regina King’s letter. It was bold, calm, factual without being whiny. Lets watch as she is STILL labelled as hypersensitive!
This is precisely why I keep going on and on about expecting validation from the white media. I have to ask, must they acknowledge us? Do we expect acknowledgement in the Chinese movie industry, or Bollywood or anywhere else?
We might be in America, but we really are being shown again and again that we arent considered a part OF America! (Our contributions yes, us no.)
How would we go forward if we accepted that it will always be this way? Would be build our own “Academys” and give them more import?
The Healers of 9-11. The women always want to build and make connections. This is true healing, going to the “enemy” and making peace and building! We have more in common than we like to admit.