9/11 changed the world for a lot of people

Today is September 11th. It’s one of those dates that will always affect us, one way or another. You’ll always remember where you were when you found out what happened. How it made you feel. Every time you travel somewhere you notice the increase of security. Maybe you knew someone who died that day. Maybe you, because of your religion, your culture, your skin color, maybe you get discriminated and hated every day because of this day, twelve years ago.

I’m not going to write about my 9/11. It’s not of relevance for anything. What is relevant is that around the world millions of muslims get blamed for something they had nothing to do with. It has become acceptable to use “terrorist” as an insult. It’s acceptable that people with “foreign sounded” names get held up in customs or aren’t let into football arenas.

We want to think that our society is equal for people of all cultures, from all countries, of all skin colors… But at the same time it’s acceptable with racist comments in newspapers, in break rooms and amongst friends.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Lets use today to promise ourselves that we’ll be better at standing up for everyone’s rights. There shouldn’t be racism or sexism anywhere in our society. I’m sad to say that I’m not the best at saying enough is enough, but together we can do better.

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