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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/11/2010

School seizes 9/11 shirts of Arab-American students

Some Arab-American students at Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn, Michigan--home to the country’s largest community of Arab-Americans--designed and had made sweatshirts that referenced the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. According to the Detroit Free Press, the sweatshirts had these words, “You can’t bring us down.” Above those words is the number “11” intended to be the twin towers of the attacked World Trade Center, with little windows drawn in each digit. To the right is a thunderbird, the mascot of the school, flying toward the “11.” Other people at the high school were insulted.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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