The Fight to End Anti-Black Racism Should Know No Borders – From the U.S. to Pakistan

This blog post was contributed by Urwah Ahmad, Global Communications Fellow at Meridian, where we believe that we are stronger at home when globally engaged.     I never knew that my history of having grown up in between Pakistan and the United States would provide such a better perspective on a multitude of issues. Having learned about and experienced the long-term effects that colonialism and institutionalized racism has left on Pakistan and South Asia, helped me to be better engaged with and understand the Black Lives Matter movement at home in the U.S. From the tensions and divisions between ethnic groups in Pakistan and...

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America’s Systemic Racism Demands a Systemic Response.

Originally published on Medium, this piece was written by Frank Islam and Ed Crego. Frank is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. Ed Crego is a management consultant. Both are leaders of the 21st-century citizenship movement. Frank has a special commitment to civic, educational, and artistic causes and is a member of Meridian’s Cultural Diplomacy Leadership Council.  “Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible — even if you’re choking on it — until you let the sun in. Then you see it’s everywhere. As long as we keep shining that light, we have a chance...

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