Gloria E. Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987) is a Rebellious Lawyering Conference Reader Perennial.
From Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza–
“The U.S-Mexican border es una herida abierta where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds. And before a scab forms it hemorrhages again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country — a border culture.
Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to distinguish us from them. A border is a dividing line, a narrow strip along a steep edge. A borderland is a vague and undetermined place created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary. It is in a constant state of transition. The prohibited and forbidden are its inhabitants.”