A sense of belonging

If we tell people they belong to a group because of immutable factors that define them as people, and that those factors are necessary to the functioning of the group, then we should expect those people will not feel like they belong to the group until they are understood on that basis, even celebrated.

If instead we tell people that they can benefit from being part of a group, and the immutable factors that define them as people will not be a barrier to group membership, then a sense of belonging will naturally follow.