2020 and 2021 were years filled with racial attacks and pain. Because of this, students of color need to address and honor their mental health more than ever.
With K-pop becoming a global phenomenon — thanks to the prominence of several Korean artists such as Psy and BTS — it has allowed Korean culture to flourish throughout many industries. However, the ever-growing genre of music has also caused many individuals to essentially fetishize Korean culture — failing to look beyond K-pop’s triumph and into the more tragic side of Korean culture.
Roses are red, violets are blue; race shouldn’t be the reason someone doesn’t love you. It’s time for America to re-evaluate what its prejudices are and learn the true definition of a preference.