By now, I’m sure the majority of the world has now seen or heard of the statement that was made by Stacey Dash yesterday, and my good friends of social media and #BlackTwitter took no time or hesitation in issuing her several reads and set #Clapback2016 into full force (as I knew they would).
Now most times, I am someone who just scrolls through Twitter, eating my popcorn and watching the demise of someone’s ego and reputation be torn to shreds by my social media community, and I tend to agree most of what is said and enjoy it. However, I feel that with this particular topic, I would like to say something in reference to it, because just as everyone else, I truly feel that Stacey Dash talks straight out of her behind sometimes, and has me staring at her in pure disappointment.
Let’s get started, shall we?
Stacey Dash was seen on television making the following statement:
“We have to make up our minds. Either we want 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.” – LA Times
Here are a few reasons why I don’t agree with this:
- Why is it that when we attack racial issues, it is to criticize ONLY the things that represent Black people? I feel that if her opinion is that there should be integration, then BET shouldn’t be the ONLY television network that is taken away. Several different races and cultures have different television networks; however, she has made it appear that all she cares to criticize is the Black community.
- Let the record show that I understand that Black people are the main race that are standing up for causes, outing the racial injustice that occurs in the world, protesting, boycotting, etc. but what else would you expect someone to do? I mean, I feel like as a race we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t. If we protest, we care too much; if we don’t protest, we don’t care at all. I truly feel that Stacey Dash does not want to be Black. Her skin color is a disappointment to her and she wishes that she was not associated with our culture or race altogether (sue me, that’s my opinion).
- Just as everyone has television networks, they also have awards shows and recognition; just like we do. So, if we are truly integrating, then it’s an all or nothing deal; or are you only insinuating that Black people should just get over it and assimilate with White culture?
These are just a few points I had in my mind concerning the matter. I will actively say that I do NOT agree with Stacey Dash and her opinion, and she is another individual I wonder as to what the origin of this sudden distaste for our race came from. This is the same individual that was on The Game, for a good little run, and that show was aired on BET. My question is, when should we have begun to integrate instead of segregate: before or after it benefited you in the slightest?
I would like to hear the opinions of my followers and anyone else on this. I love having a good healthy debate and if you have a differing opinion or agree with Stacey, I would love to hear your perspective on what she is saying. I’m up to entertain anything with some sensible logic to it.
Until next time friends.