Is Macklemore's White Privilege II subversive or self indulgent?

q's pop culture panel takes on this week's hot button issues in the world of arts and entertainment.
Macklemore performs explores racism, appropriation and hip-hop in a controversial new song called White Privilege II. ( John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

Our q pop culture panellists — this week, Rachel Giese of Chatelaine, Esquire columnist Stephen Marche and music and culture writer Max Mohenu — tackle the week in arts and entertainment.

At issue today:

  • Macklemore's head-turning White Privilege II: subversive or self-indulgent?
  • X-Files is back — but is it any good? 
  • Shonda Rhimes won the Norman Lear Achievement Award at this year Producers Guild of America Awards and she wants you to know that she deserves it.

WEB EXTRA | Hear Macklemore's White Privilege II below. "We take all we want from black culture, but will we show up for black lives?" 

YOUR LETTERS | The first portion of this panel generated a lot of discussion. Here's q web producer Fabiola Carletti sharing some of your feedback: 

q web producer Fabiola Carletti reads audience feedback following yesterday's pop culture panel.


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