Here’s the deal loud and clear. We don’t need to make other races “happy” with what we do. At the Oscars it was just they deserve the best awards, the great dresses, the great pampering celebration that actually doesn’t make sense for crappy movies they have done over the years. Hollywood make movies, but with the lack of diversity and equality in past years it seems it has been back to it’s white “splendor.” The snubbing or should I say ignoring the movie “Selma” in this year’s Oscars have been prove that no matter how elaborated, creative and how much effort they put in, still Caucasians doesn’t sees Blacks as their equals. Not even in Music, the Arts, sports and politics. Selma isn’t worth any Oscar nominations because it’s a jewel that identifies the struggles of Africans-Americans for the right to vote. It is a story of perseverance, seeking their own identity to have a place that Caucasians deny them not only after slavery but for centuries, and the whites doesn’t like to be portrayed as the evil dimwits that if they have a chance they could eradicate the Black people. The ones that have been bringing up movies about Black People as the criminals, the defeated slaves, the battered single mothers, but by seeing Selma, they just rather ignore it and place just two nominations.
Well… honestly I don’t care a fuck about the Oscars, Grammys, American Music Awards and so on created by this elite. Even so, the first African-American who won the Oscar for supportive actress in the movie “Gone With The Wind”, Hattie McDaniel was treated as if she doesn’t exist and instead of giving the familiar statue, it was just a silly little plaque that is still not found even after her death in 1952. Selma showed realism and heartfelt emotion taken from a event that happened decades ago and sadly the white elite want the movie “Selma” buried.
When good artists in music are black, mostly the white elite chooses the worst instead of giving the good ones the opportunity they deserve. That’s why Azealea Banks commented during an interview with Hot97 in December:
“I feel, just like in this country, whenever it comes to our things, like black issues or black politics or black music or whatever, there’s always this undercurrent of kind of like a, ‘Fuck You.’ There’s always like a, ‘Fuck y’all, niggas. Y’all don’t really own shit, Y’all don’t have shit.'”
So, why Blacks are trying so hard to try to favor Whites? They don’t owe us anything, they don’t have anything to compensate the damage they caused for centuries so why we have to please them? That’s why Blacks cannot move forward. If they do their arts, their own music, their own identity without expecting acceptance from them, they will get their own rewards. Not necessarily in dollar and cents, not in awards but to make themselves valuable within the community, not outside it.