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Our specific locations on this border might differ depending on whether we are there because we are racialized especially as black or brown, or practice the “wrong” kinds of faith and possess “inferior” spiritual beliefs, or because we identify as indigenous, or because we lack certain abilities or a certain kind of body, or because we don’t quite meet gender expectations, or because of our region of origin or class, … As most of us know, this list can go on and on.

But these differences are negligible in the grand scheme of things because all that matters is that there are “humans” and then all of “human’s” Others. And when we Others act as carriers for “human” values, and in doing so, reproduce their injustices among ourselves, we lose sight of the real issue and how we got here in the first place. We have to keep our eye on the prize: a “[break] with the imperialist ontology and metaphysical essentialism of Enlightenment man.” [7]