Macklemore is not the only rapper that is starting a Queer movement in Hip Hop. The fact that the Tumblr community assumes that he is pisses the fuck out of me because there are dozens of Queer rappers.
Here is a list of Queer rappers:
Cakes Da Killa:
Sasha Go Hard:
Syd the Kyd:
And a lot of you Macklemore fans like saying this:
"Well Macklemore writes songs about Gay people and Gay marriage"
Well the rappers I’ve stated above have written songs about their experiences, and struggles as Queer people. Some of them even write songs about Queer sex like Cakes Da Killa raps about Gay sex a lot.
So Macklemore is NOT starting a Queer movement, the rappers that I’ve stated above are.
Don’t y’all remember shit is only real and legit if a White dude does it.
Model Minority Stereotyping
A lot of people think that saying “Asians are so smart” is a compliment, or at least should be considered one, when it really is not.
It gets annoying, because as soon as I get a good grade, it’s because I’m Asian, and not because I tried hard and studied my ass off for it. If you’re reading this and you’ve said this about an Asian or to an Asian because they won an academic award or became high school valedictorian, it’s actually very insulting, because you are stripping away the fact at how hard someone’s worked for something by saying that one inevitable and much very anticipated sentence: “You got it because you’re Asian.”
I got it because I worked hard.
The thing that many people don’t realize is that if you keep on insinuating the idea that Asian people are inherently smarter than others, it becomes so expected of us that we wouldn’t get the same amount of praise getting an “A” on a test compared to say, a white person.
This stereotype has gotten way out of proportion. I’m tired of being smart because I’m Asian, I want to be smart because I try.
additionally, the stereotype hurts a lot of people who are asian but dont perform well academically
considering the fact that ‘asian’ as an identifier is unfortunately monolithic, we end up lumping hundreds of different groups of people into on tiny category that must perform in a certain way
regardless, the smart asian stereotype in my personal experience is only applied to east/south asians in upper middle class settings, and everyone else is equivocated to immigrants that like cant speak english well or something, and lets not get started on how white people use the ‘model minority’ status to further discriminate against other nonwhite groups, black people as one example
anyway, not to digress, but the smart asian stereotype is just annoying all around