A Country-Wide Obsession
Many people outside of the US find one of our obsessions to be really weird. We’re not talking about a celebrity obsession. We’re talking about America’s obsession with race identity. Slavery and inequality based on race were built into the economy of the United States when it was first founded, and it’s still a hot-button issue to this day.
Based on this contentious history, identity and race have always been big topics in the US. However, it’s become even more widespread after the events and protests of 2020. Perhaps American culture is “obsessed” with race and identity because of our complicated history with these two topics. There are a lot of unresolved historical ramifications that our culture is still dealing with.