With Black History Month nearly two weeks away, Stacey Dash thinks we should abolish the annual observance created to honor African-American history and achievements. According to Stacey, “there shouldn’t be a Black History Month because there isn’t a White History Month,” despite all those anniversary dates littered throughout my yearly calendar saying otherwise.
The controversial quote came during her latest appearance on Fox News, where the Clueless actress offered up some wacky quotes about the diversity problem the Oscars are facing and the calls for a boycott of the televised ceremony. Stacey believes that black people need to stop complaining about wanting to be included when black people are the problem.
“I think it’s ludicrous,” she said during Wednesday’s episode of Fox News’ Fox & Friends. “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.” Stacey said it was a double standard because, “if it were other way around, we would be up in arms.”
I don’t think Stacey Dash understands why award shows like the ones that she thinks promote segregation exist, nor do I think she actually wants to understand, because then how would she keep her post at Fox News?
And because everything is President Obama’s fault, Stacey blamed POTUS for not encouraging the “liberal elite” in Hollywood to create more roles for people of color. “What I found astounding is that we’ve had a president — who is black — in office for the past eight years, who gets most of his funding from the liberal elite in Hollywood, and yet, there are not that many roles for people of color. How can that be?”
I don’t think Stacey Dash understands how Hollywood works, either.