Stacey Dash Is Back At It.... Again
Posted on Friday, July 01 2016 11:42:00 AM in POP NEWS by Chandra Meadows
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Where is Dave Chapelle’s “race delegation” when you need them?
Because Stacey Dash should’ve been drafted long ago.
Ms. Dash hasn’t been shy about her thoughts on black culture and the black community. In fact, the Clueless movie star, has been pretty vocal with her thoughts on various issues, including politics.
She’s made headlines countless times with her controversial, and usually pretty outlandish statements. Recently, she decided to state her thoughts on Jesse Williams’ Humanitarian Award acceptance speech (see speech here). The speech has caused a lot of conversation, so of course Stacey Dash had to get in on the action and state her opinion.
She wrote a blog post titled: Racist speech at BET Awards attacked white people, where she starts off her first line by writing, “BET is keeping racism and segregation alive and this past Sunday’s awards show proves it.”
She then goes on to say Williams is “the perfect example of a Hollywood plantation slave”, ending her post with, “GET over yourself and get on with it!
That chip on the shoulders of people like you will weigh you down and keep you from flying free. But true freedom is never free. You have to know how to fly. If anyone is making you feel this way its you. Living in a psychological prison of your own making. If anyone is GHETTO-IZING anyone, it’s people like you letting the BETs and other media outlets portray us in stereotypes.”
With over 1,000 comments on her post, Stacey Dash definitely ruffled some feathers with her statements. There are some who share her sentiments, while others are completely appalled by them.
We are all for freedom of speech, and of course everyone’s entitled to their own opinions, but will someone please take the “mic” away from the clueless Stacey Dash (pun intended).
In the words of Jesse Williams, “If you have a critique for the resistance—for our resistance—then you’d better have an established record of critique of our oppression. If you have no interest… If you have no interest in equal rights for black people, then do not make suggestions to those who do. Sit down.”
You can read Stacey Dash’s full post here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/staceydash/2016/06/racist-speech-at-bet-awards-attacked-white-people/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork
written by Chandra Meadows for POP ATL