Our country was built on exploitation - with the poor and the ethnic suffering the most. If indentured servitude was harsh, we cannot even comprehend our brutal treatment of slaves. And what we did to Native Americans deserves its own horrid adjectives. Some of our behaviors are beyond apologies, beyond settlements, beyond forgiveness. We must change our National Sensibility. We need to elevate the social status of those considered "beneath us" to "you are one of us".
We must all be given equal opportunity to succeed.