The whitewashing of roller skating's online revival
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Roller skating’s recent online revival swept across digital channels like a 1950s waitress at a drive-in diner. 

Harkening back to images of romanticized Americana throughout the ages, the en vogue quad skating aesthetic that now dominates Tik Tok, YouTube, and Instagram is fueled by the nostalgia for bygone eras, from your parent's disco to your own childhood roller rink birthday parties. 

Like all resurrections of America’s past, though, the online skating craze also comes with an undercurrent...

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