Back when these RAPP XV members were hanging out outside of Hodie in Grailville, we probably would've said "Oh, how neat - they're balancing gymnastically."
|RAPP XV members on retreat at Grailville, kicking off a new craze (that didn't catch on for 11 years or so)|
One of the best parts of being a part of RAPP is people providing thoughtful, dialogue-provoking feedback.
Right after posting this, a friend directed me to a much less covered conversation happening about race and this current trend. Here's an post she linked me from The Grio called "Is 'planking' harmless fun or fundamentally offensive?"
A quick Google search also brought up a Louisville WHAS11 news broadcast with musician/activist D Maul's commentary on the fad. Also high in the search results was speaker Ressurection Graves' recent blog post on the topic.
I think this is a great topic for discussion and thank the friend for the tip that deepens the discussion and challenges us to consider historical context in discussing current pop culture trends.