Stacey Dash: 'Black History Month and BET Shouldn't Exist'

By Mark Judge | January 26, 2016 | 11:04 AM EST
Stacey Dash (AP)

Actress Stacey Dash has gone another round with her critics. 

 

On a recent blog post at Patheos, Dash argued that having black-centered awards and organizations "further divide us" as Americans. 

 

She also wrote that cities, Hollywood and universities are all controlled by liberals - yet "are the three major institutions that black people are concerned about in society as being unfair to minorities."

 

The controversy began on January 20, when Dash, 49, went on "Fox & Friends" and argued that black actors and activist who recently criticized the Academy Awards for lack of diversity should not have awards shows centered around black artists.  "I think it's ludicrous," Dash said at the time. "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 [Black Entertainment Television] and the BET Awards, and the [NAACP] Image Awards, where you're only awarded if you're black."

 

The remarks were followed by criticism of Dash by Whoopi Goldberg, BET, and Dash's own cousin Damon Dash.

 

Dash has now responded. Some excerpts from her blog:

 

If you’ve been paying attention to social media lately, you may have seen that my name is trending.  It seems every other black person in America has disowned me. That’s because I said things like “Black History Month” and BET shouldn’t exist, since they further divide us.  I feel like it’s hypocritical to say that we’re all the same, but then to self-segregate into little enclaves of society.  Also, I think the #OscarSoWhite controversy is lame, because black people should not demand that every segment of society who watches movies be reflected in the number of Oscars given to actors and actresses.  That’s just not how the world works…

 

What are the three major institutions that black people are concerned about in society as being unfair to minorities?

Universities (riddled with #BlackLivesMatter protests), Hollywood (#OscarsSoWhite), and major urban cities (which have been described as declaring “open season” on black men).

Yet, ALL of these areas are dominated by LIBERALS…

Why the hell do we keep doing the same thing and expect a different result?

We don’t have to...

Isn’t it funny how Clarence Thomas — once associated with the black panthers — is no longer considered “black” because of his beliefs?  Isn’t it funny how Bill Clinton — as white as the driven snow — was called by Toni Morrison the “first black President” simply because he was a “single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald’s-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas.”

Got that?

Clarence Thomas isn’t black because he is conservative.

Bill Clinton is black, because he’s a poor, fast food loving boy from Arkansas.