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“One of my cousins got teased for wearing a garment on an MBTA”

“Some guy was like ‘go back to your country; we don’t want your people here, your type of people’.

“. . .and people started treating them, Somalis or Arabic people, differently. Like they’re bad people because they’re Muslim”.

“People don’t know the difference between who bombed them and who’s Muslim. They just treat you the same: all of you are bad”.

Excerpts from qualitative interviews 2003-2005

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