Fox News Channel contributor expands on her thoughts regarding Black History Month
Stacey Dash has once again spoken out on the state of Black America.
The Fox News Channel contributor, who earlier this month drew wrath for suggesting that Black History Month and BET should be done away with, attempted to clarify her stance in a blog post Thursday, imploring black people to “quit settling for scraps.”
“It’s hard to cut through the hysterical reactions to my comments the other day about Black History Month,” Dash began her post. “I feel like many of your reactions — saying that I’ve sold out to white people, that I’m ‘coonin” etc — show you aren’t hearing me.”
Rather than a single month devoted to Black History, Dash went on to give her caps-lock key a workout and suggest that the exploration of black history should be a year-long endeavor.
“Black History should be apart of social studies and history curriculum EVERYDAY OF EVERY MONTH OF EVERY YEAR. not just 28 days out of 365!!!!” Dash asserted.
The actress/commentator went so far as to give a shout-out to President Barack Obama in her plea.
“In a hundred years, do you really want the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr, Frederick Douglass, and even Barack Obama to be discussed only in the month of February?!” Dash asked.
“Do not listen to liberals who try to limit you, to put you into a box, to tell you that you MUST believe one way or another, that you cannot think for yourselves, and that the government can ‘give’ you a ‘special month,'” Dash implored, lamenting, “I am sick of settling for breadcrumbs.”
Of course, as Dash sees it, the ultimate responsibility for black people’s subjugation lies with — wait for it — other black people.
“I am an American and I cannot be categorized or limited by anyone else’s definition of me. I can tell by the hysterical reactions that it’s not WHITE PEOPLE who are trying to keep black Americans in their place. It’s BLACK people,” Dash theorized.
Dash raised hackles while discussing the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees last week on “Fox & Friends.”
“We have to make up our minds. 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,” Dash said. “If it were the other way around, we’d be up in arms. It’s a double standard. There shouldn’t be a Black History Month. We’re Americans, period.”