Below are excerpted some of her reflections, which I am highlighting for their pertinence to the topic of privilege.
In a world in which white males almost always hold the mic (and thus dominate public discourse), black women are finally getting their chance. Yay!
At the same time, Beyonce’s performance was also excruciating because the circumstances under which black women are finally being handed the mic are oppressive...
As “powerful” as she appeared on stage, Beyonce was still subject to the stringent rules and standards that white men set for black women. All other things (e.g., talent) being equal, she was only given “power” because she happens to be the kind of black woman that white men like and because she was sure to “perform” in a way that would be pleasing to them.
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