Associating light skin with classy
The minstrel show showed a me that was not me

from Wale (Ft. Chrisette Michele) – Shades Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This show would make fun of black people and all of their negative stereotypes. This show showed Wale that black is not classy since they would always make fun of them. (But this show was out WAYY before Wale was born. Like in 1950)

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