In two to three paragraphs, respond to the following prompt:

How successful have the marginalized communities we’ve discussed this week been in redefining what constitutes the mainstream (i.e. the white supremacist patriarchy that becomes normalized as ‘mainstream’ society)? Which do you think was the most successful strategy in the struggle for inclusion into the American mainstream? Was the federal government an ally or an enemy in the struggle for inclusion and equity in the mainstream?