The Young Lords' "13 Point Program" manifesto states, "The Latin, Black, Indian, and Asain people inside the u.s are colonies fighting for liberation. We know that washington, wall street, and city hall will try to make our nationalism into racism; but Puerto Ricans are of all colors and we resist racism" (112). Colorism is often one of the deterrents of unity within ethnic communities. The Young Lords suggest that building coalitions--regardless of skin color-- is the only way towards ending systems of oppression. To go by this logic is to deinternalize the idea of the oppressor, and as a nation under oppression, we must actively challenge all the forms that racism may manifest in.