The roles of rhythm in communal identity-formation are complex. Take as an example its role in race-relations in the Americas.
Paul Celan wrote poetry as one oppressed yet wrote in the language of the oppressor. What can this teach us today about resisting the oppressive uses of the English language?
I know it feels like nothing is changing but it’s important that we do not think of these protests as meaningless or pointless. Listen harder, instead.
Rhythm is all around us, but why does it matter? The reasons are social, political, and theological.