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Border Wall Trumped by Art and Community

Border Wall Trumped by Art and Community

Stacey McKenna

A towering 20-foot wall of rusted metal panels runs alongside Calle Internacional in the Mexican border town of Agua Prieta. Approaching the Douglas, Arizona, port of entry, the barrier is splashed in color, covered in vibrant murals: flowers and cacti forming the chambers and arteries of a heart; and a lone seed appearing to sprout in hopeful hands when viewed from different angles.

Are we not tired of the accusations that illegal brown people do so much drug running and killing that we need a wall to keep them out. So where is the wall supposed to go to prevent the white people who commit the same crimes many fold over what our brown neighbors commit?