California Professors Install Seesaws in New Border Wall

Border Wall Seesaw
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A pair of professors from rival California universities teamed up to build a series of seesaws in newly constructed border walls built along the New Mexico border near El Paso, Texas.

University of California, Berkley Professor Ronald Rael and San Jose State University Assistant Professor Virginia San Fratello initially came up with the idea of a “Teetertotter Wall” at the beginning of the Obama administration in 2009, NBC News reported. Now, their idea came to life after they installed three pink seesaws in the newly constructed border wall in Sunland Park, New Mexico.

In a post on Instagram, Professor Rael called the event unveiling the seesaws on the New Mexico border last weekend, “One of the most incredible experiences of my and @vasfsf’s (Professor Fratello) career.”


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“The wall became a literal fulcrum for U.S. – Mexico relations and children and adults were connected in meaningful ways on both sides with the recognition that the actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side,” Rael wrote.

The videos posted by the professor shows several children playing on the new border wall seesaws.

The completed installation follows last week’s victory for the Trump administration when the Supreme Court allowed the president to proceed with his plans to divert budgeted funds to building new border barriers along the U.S.-Mexico Border.

As plans proceed to build additional walls along the U.S. southwest border, Professor Rael celebrated his piece of the wall. “The joy that was shared this day on both sides is something that will stay with me forever,” he posted on Instagram.


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Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for the Breitbart Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.


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