Being a Palestinian Intellectual's Daughter in Post-9/11 New York

Najla Said, daughter of prominent post-Modernist Edward Said, talks about beginning life as a WASP and her fears of being called Arab-American.

Najla Said, daughter of the late Palestinian intellectual and leading post-Modernist Edward Said, tried to ignore the Palestinian culture and heritage handed down to her by her parents in their Manhattan home when she was young. But the September 11 terrorist attacks, and the subsequent souring of attitudes towards Arab-Americans, caused her to think again. A