It’s not a dumb question. It’s alright for white people to appreciate and want to learn about our culture and history. There is a bias because in many circumstances our culture becomes appropriated instead of just appreciated. There is a thin line between the two but it doesn’t take much more than common sense to realize what’s appropriation and what isn’t.
next time you hear a white person say “well if black people can say the n-word why can’t i???” you should ask them “why do you want to?” and listen as they try not to say “black people have something of their own that I am not entitled to and that hurts my feelings and makes me feel inferior”