What does an American Look Like? The real question is, “what was the intentional look of an American.” America is a history of exclusion and Labor needs. Immigration laws were molded in exclusion, but the need of minority work has changed what an Americans looks like. For they were part of responsibility of making this great country. One thing that minorities in this country have had to battle was their American identitiy. White privilege is the ability of never having to defend your American status.