Posted by Howe Q. Wallace on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
I’m no fan of the wall that President Trump has promised.
Through the years, our company and its predecessors have benefited from the contribution of Latino colleagues. While we have endeavored to assure everyone on our team is legally eligible to work in America, our efforts to assure such compliance have caused us to release many people who worked hard on our behalf. Those actions remain amongst the saddest of which I’ve been involved.
So, I was moved by the 84 Lumber commercial that was shown on the Super Bowl Sunday night.
The commercial shows the travels of a Mexican woman and her young daughter to America. It’s a courageous trip. It appears the trip is fruitless as they confront a wall. But, the story turns to success when there is a wood door built in the midst of the wall that opens to let them in. The graphic at the end says it all: