September 11th Ignores Way Too Many
More Than White Firefighters & Wealthy Traders Died
But You Couldn’t Tell from Ten Years of Coverage
By Andrew Bass, Jr.
I lost my wife and the mother of my first born on that sunny day of September 11, 2001. Her name is Felicia Yvette Traylor-Bass and I was her husband.
Such a beautiful start to the day ended with me falling into the darkest period of my life. Watching that huge gaping black hole in the side of the North Tower, I instinctively knew we would never see her again. With both towers collapsing, the realization of my instinct became official for everyone else. The following few months showed how great humanity can be with unified cooperation, consideration and empathy that not only helped my son and myself but also thousands of other family members. My heart swelled with pride and hope. Unfortunately, it was too short-lived. Continue reading