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While I agree it is true that both immigration and disability activism are rooted in the concept of belonging, I believe that this is also true of all social justice movements. All forms of oppression are the product of privileged gatekeeping - of implicit cultural agreements, enforced by those with the power and influence to do so, that decide who gets to be included and who will be pushed into the margins, exiled, extinguished, or used up and thrown away. Equity and inclusion are, more than anything else, about the right to be included, respected, and valued without having to prove worthiness or pay a price for it. I think the links between immigration and disability and belonging are more obvious because of the particular ways that immigrants and disabled people are oppressed, and yet the question of belonging is universal in all liberatory movements.

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