AOC challenges the myth of American exceptionalism

Well, yes, the challenge to exceptionalism is stressful because the whole point of being exceptional and exclusive is to compensate for a deep sense of inferiority. Where the U.S. inferiority complex comes from is a puzzlement. Perhaps it is in response to the reality that, like Trump’s grandfather, most of the European migrants to the U.S. were actually rejects who told themselves that theirs was a quest for fame and fortune. Perhaps segregation came so easy because it provided an opportunity for the excluded to avenge themselves.

What African and today’s American migrants have in common is either involuntary removal or voluntary exodus. They are not being thrown out like so much trash.

The American Exodus. That is what we are seeing now. Calling the migrants Latins or Hispancs is inappropriate. They are all Americans.