This isn't a great month for deep national introspection on racial injustice. Remember how we told you everyone was super mad about "Whiteness History Month." Now everyone is super mad at Stacy Dash. Why? Because the "Clueless" actress and Fox News contributor decided it would be a great idea to call for the abolishment of Black History Month on live television. By Wednesday, Dash was the No. 1 trending topic in the U.S. on Twitter. Understandably, people weren't exactly thrilled (spend a little time perusing #StaceyDash.) What prompted the actress to make such an inflammatory statement?
The Washington Times reports:
Appearing on “Fox & Friends,” the “Clueless” actress, who is black, said it’s “ludicrous” that celebrities like Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith are boycotting this year’s Oscars ceremony over the nominees’ lack of diversity. “We have to make up our minds,” she said. “Either we want to have segregation or integration, and if we don’t want segregation, then we have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black.” “If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard,” she added. “There shouldn’t be a Black History Month. We’re Americans, period.”
Ms. Dash later took to her blog to defend her position—and managed to drag Morgan Freeman into the hullabaloo in the process. Want to know more? Make sure to read the whole story over at The Washington Times.
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