It’s easy to discount or demonize the other as long as you’re looking at them from a distance. It’s much harder to do when you’re looking them in the eye. Their humanity seeps through. I don’t care if we’re talking about a guy from Honduras who just showed up at the border or a guy in a MAGA hat who just clocked out of work at his job and is wondering if he’ll survive the next round of layoffs.
About The Author
Billy Reeder is an assistant professor of journalism at Arkansas Tech University. He is currently writing about South Texas and the U.S./Mexican border crisis.