How do you think American society makes people of different cultural identities and backgrounds feel included/excluded? Identify at least two identity groups who you think are included and two groups you think are excluded.

Identify your own cultural identities within this model. Which of your identities do you feel is accepted/included in American society, and which do you feel is rejected/excluded?

Which typically American values or beliefs do you think are at odds with (i.e. contradict) the exclusivities you have identified? Why do you think this discrepancy between American values and Americans’ actions exists?