Tuesday, April 02, 2013

News at Eleven: Asked by Sociologist Gina Nuñez what he thinks

of the billions spent by the U.S. government erecting walls along the 2000-mile border, [Philip] Levine responded: "The worst walls are the ones we can't see because we are erecting interior walls. You say they're dividing families. They're also dividing ethnic groups. They're dividing us from ourselves by creating aspects of ourselves we can't welcome into the total soul of ourselves."

Equating the border fence to the Berlin Wall, he added: "It will fall. It will fall, and we will see. We will reflect later on. By we, I mean the people who care and people who study, and eminent historians, of what a fiasco it was."

from Borderzine: U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine--A lifetime of giving a thundering voice to the voiceless


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