confession: I actually don’t see anything wrong with Macklemore’s song (though I’m more than willing to be corrected for this) but I’m just confused about it. Everyday, I see people talking how white allies should speak up more, how their white privilege could be a way to reach voices that just won’t listen to us. I know it’s messed up that they won’t listen to us in the first place, but when white allies are silent or don’t speak up, we’re so quick (and rightfully so) to dismiss them and say they ain’t shit. Yet, when they do, all I see is, “I don’t need a white man speaking for me!” or “You don’t get points for being a decent human being!” And not to mention, in part of the song he’s talking about himself and not to other white people but recognizing his own faults in the society. And it’s just like, what are we so upset about? Matt McGorry literally does the same thing every day, just not in song, but on twitter and he’s “unproblematic white fave.” I want to see the issue, I really do, but even with explanations, I’m seeing nothing but contradictions and I don’t know, I’m just confused.
Any representation is good representation I guess. Even though black girls with silky hair are the actresses cast in major roles and the stars while girls with natural hair are always in the background. It's similar to lightskin-darkskin. It's not equal and you can't ignore that or how it makes girls with natural hair feel just because you're a Beyoncé fan.