News Story: Mentor Dida – Giving Back to His Kosovo Homeland

Mentor Dida’s view of the world changed when he was nine and Serbian police forced his Albanian family out of their home in the capital of Kosovo, herding them onto trains headed for the Macedonian border and a life as refugees.

He was shocked when the family’s Serbian friends did nothing to stop what was happening to them and other Albanian citizens.

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends,” Dida said, quoting Martin Luther King Jr.

Dida, who graduated in May from Arizona State University, pushes aside bitterness and, in its place, …

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