Anonymous asked: Why do you think a 'POC' deserved the grammy more? Just cause they are black, huh? Wow. And you assume that just cause Macklemore is white (and straight, like that has anything to do with anything) he shouldn't get an award? Just cause a rapper is black, doesn't make him better than all other rappers that are from different backgrounds. My favourite rapper is Punjabi. But maybe he would be ok with you, cause you know, he isn't white. Do you have any idea how racist you sound?
Jesus. What can I say? You’re right, and I’m sorry. I feel especially bad in light of the fact that several of my friends, and relatives, are both white, and rappers. And I wasn’t thinking about them. I was thinking about myself. I wasn’t thinking about all the straight, white men that go out there every day or at least a couple days a week and stare prejudice and some other kind of obstacles in the face and, as white men, straight ones, rap anyway. I’ve always had some kind of sympathy for a couple of them, and I never thought too hard about what that meant, but I guess that’s what it was. They have it hard. No one can possibly understand what they go through every day, just to be white, and straight, and a dude, and to be rapping in this mixed up world. And me a white person myself. It’s shameful. I’m sorry, Mickey. I’m sorry, Hunter. Sorry, Frank.
But I promise you this: I’ll fix this. I re-dedicate myself to my race. I’ll even start thinking about straight people in less dismissive terms. I’m sorry, Mom and Jimmy, and all you other straights; I haven’t been giving you a fair shake for a long time. Me and all the others, we get together and we just go around in circles, making fun of straight people in a catty, hilarious manner that doesn’t befit queers of our ilk. It’s pathetic. But it’s true. So true. What I’ve been thinking, I can’t say. Straight, white people, I’m sorry. You deserve all the Grammy’s. You deserve all the Golden Globes (thank God that turned out ok…mostly) and all the Emmy’s and the Oscars and the, um, People’s Choice Awards, and some others, too. After all, you’re better. You’re better than all the rest of us. Inherently. If you weren’t, things wouldn’t have been the way they are for such a long, long time. And if there’s anything that history has shown us, it’s that the good guys always win.