- Farahnaz Ispahani: That so many people in this country embraced pessimism during the presidential campaign is disturbing
- If Donald Trump is going to make America great again, he will need to be genuinely inclusive of all Americans, she says
Farahnaz Ispahani is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the author of "Purifying The Land of the Pure: A history of Pakistan's Religious Minorities." The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)I felt I could breathe here, in America. I was born in Pakistan, but US citizenship freed me from the burdens of religious tests, dictatorship and the absence of human rights. As I went about my work, I never felt that I was a woman, a person of color, a Muslim or an immigrant.