The wall

The idea of “The Wall” in between the U.S and Mexico taps into a broad ideoplex of values. For me, it conjures up images of seedy-looking Mexicans, the idea of American safety over all else, and a symbol of strong government. In other words, it taps into my implicit racial bias and my subconscious desire for an authoritarian government who places value on only its own people. I think it’s clear from this why this ideology is dangerous — it promotes racism and undermines democracy.


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