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9/11 Changes Life Of Arab Taxi Cab Driver

The ramifications of the 9/11 attacks were felt throughout Metro Detroit, from the officials taking extra security precautions to the residents absorbing the aftershocks in their homes and cars. For Arab and Arab-American cab drivers in the Metro region 9/11 was an eye-opening experience. Several reported passengers jumping out of taxis at the time simply because they heard a driver with a Middle-Eastern accent. WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter talked with one Arab cab driver, Joe Sror, about his first passengers following the attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., and how his world has changed in the decade since.

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