CHULA VISTA, CA—Take a good look at this construction worker. He may look like your everyday working joe, but Ed Michaels is anything but an honest, hard-working American: he's actually a huge racist.
How do we know this? Because he insists that the new home he's building include at least four walls. Can you say "quadruple racism?" Ed sure can. Everyone knows that walls are inherently racist and exclusionary, and yet this bigot is out there building a bunch of walls each and every day. Brick walls? Yup. Drywall? Sure. Wood? He's on board.
The $800,000 home he's currently working on in a new Chula Vista development actually has several interior walls as well as exterior ones, further showing that Ed hates minorities.
But it's not just Ed, either. There are millions of construction workers in the United States who are perpetuating systemic racism each and every day. In fact, a recent study found that 100% of new homes, industrial buildings, and commercial developments in the United States included at least one wall. It's hard to deny that our nation's racism is deeply ingrained at the institutional level with those kinds of numbers.
It's time for those fighting for racial justice to stand up and say "No more!" It's time to demand legislation banning the building of walls with any new construction. In time, we can heal our nation's deep wounds of racial tensions by eliminating all walls for good.