We have never seen a United States where truly everyone belongs. While we have expanded our notions of who deserves full citizenship over the centuries, people of color continue to be othered by these elite institutions so they can continue their dominance over the Oppression Economy. Making statements that everyone belongs, changing our institutions to reflect that belief, and actively rejecting the demonizing of people of color are critical to ensuring the wellbeing of everyone, especially people of color who have been economically marginalized. We as a country should have the ability to celebrate our differences while also focusing on what unites us as a nation. We all see examples of social exclusion every day, and they are woven into our nation’s policies. Social and economic exclusion undermines the political power of people of color.