Why a Fearful America Worries Minorities

On the ninth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, a sense of vulnerability still prevails in this country. That's not good for black Americans, Japanese Americans or Arab Americans, who know that fear fuels our worst behavior as a nation.

(Continued from Page 1)

Joel Dreyfuss is managing editor of The Root.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.