Ramsey Nijem: Embracing a New Role

by Site Admin ~ April 8th, 2014

Before the events of September 11, 2001, Ramsey Nijem was like any other middle school kid. By that afternoon, he wasn’t anymore. “Ever since 9/11, it’s pretty much a reality of being Arab-American,” said Nijem, born in California of Palestinian descent. “You’re a terrorist no matter what. Even if you’re joking around with your friends, it’s always been that label that I’ve had. Since 9/11, it’s been different. I was in middle school, and I didn’t understand the impact that had on the world or was going to have on my life. I was in eighth grade in 2001, I saw it, and I was just a scared kid. I … Read the Full Article Here
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