I believe that the collaboration between Tim Rollins and the Kids of Survival (KOS) worked because they were all fighting for something they believed in. Rollins seemed to care about expressing himself though art and educational equality. He helped found Group Material, where a group of artists created collaborative art, “innocently combining so-called high and low arts, well-known and unknown, trained and untrained artists, ‘originals’ and mass-reproduced images,” (168). This shows his passion for art and I think he wanted to show people how diverse it can be, it also shows he knew the importance of mixing art and working together. He also cared about educating the underprivileged. He worked in “Learning to Read through the Arts” (168) programs and became an art teacher, being a prospective teacher myself; I know most people become teacher to really make a difference in their students’ lives. The KOS I feel have the same goals as Rollins, to educate themselves by reading many different books like, Alice in Wonderland and Moby Dick as well as trying to express themselves, “We have a chance to make a statement, and for people our age, this is a big chance,” (169). So I feel the alliance of these two groups works because they are working toward a common goal. They all want to better the members of KOS’ education and give them a voice, as well as create art that is inspirational to others. I thinks Rollins’ story in the chapter really sums up mixing, “…cultural and even esthetic mixtures and collaborations, introducing a full spectrum of contradictory decisions about identifying change,” (151). This story explains mixtures of art pieces to create something new, as well as a mixture of culturally diverse people creating the art together. This group is very different but mixing and collaborating their beliefs and ideas to create something inspirational. Perhaps another reason there partnership worked so well was because Rollins and KOS both could relate to each other. They may have both felt disconnected with their culture or social standing. “…many artists are trying to form a new hybrid cultural identity and to locate themselves therein,” (151). Maybe being outsiders in their own worlds was enough to connect them, despite how different they were from each other. I feel like this type of collaboration could work in any arena, as long as everyone is working toward a common goal. I feel like if this mixing was done more people would be far less ignorant of others and we could become more open and understanding as a society.