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 …