Stacey Dash claims Black History Month encourages segregation
Stacey Dash has some bold claims about segregation in Hollywood.
Following the controversy surrounding this year's Oscars, Dash sat down on Fox News' Fox & Friends to weigh in on the drama, which includes a number of notable black actors and directors, including Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee, calling for a boycott of this year's awards. Protesters have spread the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite to draw attention to the fact that, for the second year in a row, none of the nominees for the top acting spots are black.
But according to Dash, segregation like that is actually encouraged in Hollywood through all-black networks like BET.
"We have to make up our minds," she said on Wednesday's show. "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 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 continued, "There shouldn't be a Black History Month. We're Americans. Period. That's it."
When asked by a host on the show, "Are you saying there shouldn't be a Black History Month because there isn't a white history month?" she replied, "Exactly."
Unsurprisingly, Dash's inflammatory remarks have drawn some ire on Twitter.
"Stacey Dash has to be the dumbest most ignorant broad I've ever seen in my life," one user tweeted. Another joked, "White ppl we'll trade y'all two of our top 90's draft picks
@ravensymone and @REALStaceyDash for @Adele."