In what should surprise no one, Stacey Dash–best known for her role in the movie Clueless and these days known for her ignorant conservative soundbites–had some eye-opening things to say about the lack of diversity at the Oscars and holidays in general:
“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 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. … “Just like there shouldn’t be a Black History Month. You know?” she said. “We’re Americans. Period. That’s it.”
Doocy then asked if she meant there “shouldn’t be a Black History Month because there isn’t a white history month?”
“Exactly. Exactly,” she responded.
Team Blackness also discussed Oklahoma City cop Daniel Holzclaw’s 263 year prison sentence, actress Julie Delpy’s apology, and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ taking on Bernie Sanders and the liberal imagination.
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Apparently, Stacy Dash has a brain even smaller that Steve Doocy. Hard to imagine, but looks like it’s true.
Has Team Blackness discussed Baud! 2016! yet?
Every month is white history month, Doocy. Also every yr.
This is going to be a good broadcast.
Apparently, in her post-Clueless, pre-Fox News years, Stacey Dash did a number of movies, TV shows, and videos for BET. BET is having a field day throwing shade at her on Twitter.
Roland Martin googled every African American magazine cover and TV appearance she ever made and called her out for her BS
@Kathleen: Plus she starred in a BET show but now is criticizing BET as segregationist.
Villago Delenda Est
@Kathleen: Roland Martin would be a poor choice for policing speech. He was suspended from CNN for Tweets that showed homohatred. As GLAAD noted at the time
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@Keith G: that was my thought as well but I pay no attention to pop culture so I just moved on.
Every month is white fucking history month. Who are these people?
Sadly, Black History Month did very little to educate her, so maybe she’s proving her own point. Of course, by that logic, the Republican Party would itself serve as proof that we should entirely dismantle both our public and private education systems.
@Monala: @Kathleen: Makes you wonder, if “we” don’t need BET, whether she needs BET’s money. I’m guessing she thinks she does.
Sanders is not a radical by any traditional definition of the word: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/06/12/bernie-sanders-says-americans-back-his-agenda-and-hes-mostly-right/. I don’t care about the primaries myself, but it may not be a great idea to let the rancor get so high that it seeps into the general.
And on the positive side of Oscar talk: http://www.theroot.com/blogs/the_grapevine/2016/01/danny_devito_don_cheadle_and_mark_ruffalo_chime_in_on_oscarssowhite.html.
I’m just spitballing here, but I wonder if this might be a good time for a ribbon campaign. The winners from the previous year are pretty much contractually obligated to show up and present, so at least some of those people might like a way to visually demonstrate their support while not getting sued for breaking their contractual obligation to show up.
People made fun of the AIDS ribbon, but it really did help focus attention and concern and got people who have a public image moving in the right direction.
This is not impressive: “Ta-Nehisi Coates’ taking on Bernie Sanders”
It is striking and memorable though. I like to forget how the black community joined hands with puritan conservatives during the AIDS crisis, until I’m reminded.
And then it becomes time to remind others. There is a reason it’s called Black Lives Matter instead of All Lives Matter.
Morgan Freeman’s comments in context were very different than those of Stacey Dash. It is true that the history of USA are absolutely black history — but that isn’t what can be found in current history books. History books are written to satisfy curriculum requirements in Texas and then distributed throughout the United States. When US History is taught without pandering to pressure groups who have been so biased as to referred to slavery as a form of “economic immigration,” then history is not being taught in the USA. Black History Month is a corrective measure.
I’d certainly support restricting the mentioning of white people in history class to one month out of the year.