The Border Should Inspire Us, Not Scare Us

Communities Along the U.S.-Mexico Border Point the Way to a Bicultural, Bilingual, and Binational Future

The U.S.-Mexico border offers an enduring example of binational, bicultural, and bilingual living that could be a positive model for the future—if Americans and Mexicans are willing to look beyond divisive political rhetoric and examine everyday realities in the border region, said panelists at a Zócalo Public Square event.

The event, titled “What Can Life on the U.S.-Mexico Border Teach America?” and held at Cross Campus in downtown L.A., featured a panel of journalists who combine long experience covering the border with close personal ties to the region.

Throughout, the panelists …

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By Engaging Their Communities—and Talking to People on the Streets—Angelenos Can Help People Find Housing

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Why Immigrants Make Us Healthier

As Doctors and Providers, Immigrants Care for Us. As Patients, They Force Our Health Care System to Be More Creative and Inclusive

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Your Vote Is More Polarized Than You Are

American Politicians Are More Divided Than Ever. American People? Maybe Not

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Confused About Journalism’s Goals? You Must Be American

Reporters Here May Be Social Justice Warriors, Corporate Victims, or Targets—Or All of the Above

Journalists seemed to be heroic figures when they covered civil rights, poverty, pollution, the Vietnam War, and Watergate. But more recently that story has become confused.

Journalists are sometimes victims …