Suburbia is characterized as a residential area or community that exists as part of or within commuting distance of a city. These communities are also known to be areas where racial and ethnic discrimination is widespread. Because of this, many suburbs are extensively segregated, and may feature physical markers - such as train tracks – that divide people from one another. Minorities in these areas are often faced with hard and challenging circumstances because they are not welcomed by other residents. These attitudes are also reflected in children who bully and tokenize their peers simply because they look a certain way or have different tastes. When young kids use hateful comments and exclusionary behaviors to target their peers, we may question where they learn to behave like this. Is it from their parents or from the media? What about the kids who are on the receiving end of this hate? In such instances, simply learning self love at home is not enough. It now becomes an act of survival to practice and adapt new ways of loving oneself when in public.
Music prod. by Isaac Latham (in collab. w/ Max HC)