Air Jordans, along with other popular sneaker collections, have become a staple in hip-hop culture. Like most assets of Black culture that have been appropriated and labeled as trends in American pop culture, sneakers have become “gentrified.”
#OPINION: I loved the diversity of my school, but I was delighted to come home to something more familiar. Having a dual lifestyle and living on two ends of the spectrum gave me a taste of our world’s lovely cultures.
The Florida State Legislature passed the divisive “Don’t Say Gay” measure, which limits what may be taught in classrooms about sexual orientation and gender identity. Activists have slammed the move, alleging that it will harm queer youth.
“For a lot of international students or students who have a history from other countries around the world, they’re living here and they don’t get to see their family as often. Now they get to bring that part of their culture and show it off as well.”