Just as we all have benefited from the victories of the African American Civil Rights Movement, future communities will benefit from the progress we make today.
Any victory is a collective victory. Any progress is shared progress.
— Simran Jeet Singh writes on the Huffington Post about the first policy briefing at the White House on Sikh civil rights issues. His reflection is poignant – in our own work to ensure Sikh civil rights in this country, we owe much to the African American community and those who engaged in this work before us.
We should also remember that our pursuit of equality is not just about Sikhs, but about all Americans. There is a mutual benefit in ensuring that the founding values of this country apply to all of its citizens.