Essay On Duality In America
What concerns me most, aside from the grotesque locker-room …show more content…
And that’s not to say that I don’t love or “embrace” my cultural background but it 's more that America doesn’t let me embrace it. For example, most white critics voice that Yuna should embrace her hijab and let her music speak from a place of experience rather from her ethnic ipseity emanating from her aesthetic. That being said, the world continues to implicitly compartmentalize her music and her “look” into the same box as if they have a kind of correlation with each another. That’s why our American society can’t stop having conversations about her hijab and how it affects the taste of her music. How come a woman can 't wear a hijab and write EDM music or Rock music, or Folk music for that matter?
The troubling aspect is we can 't choose when not to face these issues--they are in many ways trifling but, nevertheless, detrimental to my growth as a member of the music scene in America. I want the world to give its last racist, stereotypical, bigoted script to an American-born Indian who grew up in Kansas and attended Northwestern and Johns Hopkins. I want to see the world conform and not possess the need of vandalizing our identity as