Khakpour was NY Times Op-Ed Contributor for 9/11 Anniversary

On the nine-year anniversary of 9/11, The New York Times selected "My Nine Years as a Middle-Eastern-American" by VCCA Fellow Porochista Khakpour for their Op-Ed piece. A New Yorker, Khakpour notes that it has taken almost ten years for the anti-Muslim backlash to fully emerge, triggered by plans to build an interfaith cultural center near ground zero and by having an African-American president. She reflects that in some ways, it may actually have been easier to be a Middle-Easterner in the George W. Bush era.

My Nine Years as a Middle-Eastern-American by Porochista Khakpour


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