Fears of Backlash Rises as War Continues

March 20, 2003

Source: Tolerance.org


On March 20, 2003 Tolerance.org reported that "suspicion, backlash, anger and fear... are the homeland insecurities that surround us in times of war... Muslims will feel it. Arab-Americans will feel it. Peace activists will feel it. The divides that separate us will be drawn into sharper relief... If 9.11 taught us anything, it taught us that our biases are emboldened in times of stress and pain... Satistics gathered from various sources by the U.S. Department of Justice make it clear that heightened fears bring heightened stereotypes."