People Went Crazy Over Stacey Dash Wanting To Get Rid Of Black History Month And BET

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After announcing the nominees for the 2016 Oscars, the Academy of Arts came under fire for a lack of black nominees, with notable acting snubs including Idris Elba in The Beasts Of No Nation, Will Smith in Concussion, and Straight out of Compton for Best Picture. There have been quite a few reactions, including Spike Lee and Will Smith not attending, and Jada Pinkett Smith calling for a boycott from actors of color. But few have drawn as much ire as Stacey Dash. On Tuesday, Dash went was FOX News to address the #OscarsSoWhite issue.

DASH: We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration. If we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET, and the BET Awards, and the [NAACP] Image awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black. If it were other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard […] Just like there shouldn’t be a Black History Month. We’re Americans, period.

And in case you missed that last part.

DOUSEY: Are you saying that there shouldn’t be a Black History Month because there isn’t a White History Month?

DASH: Exactly, exactly.

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