The US-Mexico Wall: Seesaws Breaking Barriers

The relation between the United States and Mexico can be described in one word strained. The wall built on their border is a clear indication of their rocky relationship. But what was created for the sole purpose of alienation and separation has soon found a new purpose, unity!

In July of 2019, university professors were built by Ronald Rael a professor at the University of California, and Virginia San Fratello an associate professor of design at San José State University. They broke down the barrier of separation by bringing adults and children through a seesaw over the wall for the children to play together as one.

“The wall became a literal fulcrum for the U.S.–Mexico relations and children and adults were connected in meaningful ways on both sides with the recognition that the actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side,” Rael said in a statement.

We can find joy in our systems of “oppression” when we think outside the box. Be happy today you are blessed!


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