I worry what you hear when I say that is I like dancing. Which to be fair, I do. I love going to Brown parties and busting out all the latest Bollywood moves, or trying to see if my muscles remember the motions from long ago ballet classes, or trying and failing to imitate those cool K-Pop routines.
These are the few English words in GOT7’s latest song, “Lullaby,” which has earned its seventh win, making it the K-pop boy group’s most awarded song to date. Though I don’t possess any knowledge of the Korean language, the song’s vocals, beat and production are pleasing enough for me to keep on repeat. As I walk across campus, I am miles away from South Korea, yet GOT7 keeps getting closer to fans around the world.
When Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey” was first published, it sent the literary world into an uproar. While many praised Kaur for her short, easily digestible poems, many others were firmly against the new trend of “Instagram poetry.” It seems to be there’s no middle ground in Kaur’s case — but that’s not what we’re talking about today. I believe poetry collections about and written by women of color should be celebrated, and these are just a few more suggestions to add to your shopping list.
If you’re Black, at this point into the article you’re probably enraged this word is being published in a news article. If you’re white, you’re probably just plain uncomfortable. You can rest assured though, because the writer of this article is also Black, which makes this okay. Or does it?
Interracial relationships haven’t been something accepted in America for a long time at all. It was only legalized about 50 years ago with the landmark Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court case, during which a Black woman and a white man took their wedding vows in Washington, D.C., but then moved to Virginia, a state that banned interracial marriage.