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Posted May 23, 2012
Blind Discrimination in Post-9/11 America
"Patriot Acts" effectively documents the unjustified discrimination of individuals who are or appear to be of Middle Eastern heritage after terrorist attacks on the United States. The ripple effect that 9/11 had on the nation is personalized through the accounts of victims subjected to torture, bullying, and harassment. The unfounded mistreatment of these individuals highlights the tense political and social climate after 9/11 to the present.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 4, 2012
From someone who has never had to question being seen as an American
A must-read for anyone who strives to be an ally to those unjustly disenfranchised post-9/11. All too often, the stories of the oppressed group is co-opted by those outside of the group, or else needs to somehow appear validated. Voice of Witness succeeds (as it always does) in allowing the narratives to be presented without outside criticism or dissection. They just exist. They are stories that needed to be told, that aren't there to convince you or sway you (but still do by virtue of their truth and power). You just happened to be in the room when they were spoken. That's what makes them so powerful and revolutionary; they are truly from the people who live these stories every day.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.