Let’s Talk About Stacey for a Minute….

SO!,

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.

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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

Alright….

Here are a few reasons why I don’t agree with this:

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.

 

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11 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About Stacey for a Minute….”

  1. First of all we can NOT get rid of BET! That is one of my favorite stations!! Lol seriously that and the Oprah channel are like the only channels I watch. I’m very confused by her statement. I mean it seems like there is BET and the Spanish channel that I can think of. There should be many more diverse stations. Not to mention who owns all these stations? Most likely they are white owned businesses.

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    1. Exactly. It’s like she made herself look as if she was specifically shaming BET and Black History Month; but if you wanted your statement to focus on segregation v. integration, you should have named ALL niche channels…her statement made her sound like she just didn’t want a specific type of station. Overall, she sounded stupid lol

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  2. no, in all seriousness. I don’t think that non PoC understand that by not allowing Black people to be mainstream, it’s the same as having us use the back door to perform for other races as we did decades ago. We’re good enough to entertain you but not to share the same platform.

    I had to go back to my original thought of what kind of writer I want to be and think – yes, I do have a section just for me but my section is limited. Generally speaking, as Black people, we love it if it’s good where as other races will give it a chance if it ain’t Black.

    It’s quite hurtful because the only thing we’ve done was be born in a more flavorful wrapping. I can’t help my skin tone and unfortunately, I can’t help how I’m viewed because of it. I can absolutely carry on this subject but I shalln’t. lol

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    1. Lol! I agree with you and I wish more people saw it that way. Giving PoC their own mainstream media and outlets allows for people to relate to others who look like them. People are so different even within their own race, which is why almost everything has their own platform; and most times, you have diversity in those platforms as well. I feel like Stacey was trying to shame BET, which I find odd, because BET was giving you a check at one point (LOL for The Game); so………? LOL.

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  3. I was literally speechless…it was sad, disturbing and comical all at the same time. I know that Stacey Dash has made asinine comments in the past before but this was way over the top. She’s like that off relative that you have to overlook at the family reunion Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.She’s Stacy and that’s just the way she is. 🙂

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