How BET Lies to Black People

How BET Lies to Black People January 21, 2016

Ever since I said THIS on Fox yesterday, Black Entertainment Television has been throwing shade.

They reminded me — and the rest of America — that I appeared on a show called The Game, which appeared on BET.

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“Soooooo @realstaceyldash, can we get our check back… or nah?” the Instagram caption read. “#Remember #YouWereOnTheGame #AndWeDontMeanTheRapper.”

Well, here’s the thing.  Thank you for reminding me, since most people have never heard of that show.

Why?  It’s on BET.

Quick.  Name the top shows on BET.

Drawing a blank?

I think I’ve made my point.

I’m thankful for all of the acting jobs I’ve had.  But I look forward to the day when people don’t self-segregate based on skin color, while loudly complaining about a segregated society.

That might be hard for the people at BET to understand, especially after I read this quote from a BET exec about the Oscars:

“It would be great if the Oscar nominees represented even closely the percentage of moviegoers who are of different ethnicities, but they don’t,” said Stephen Hill.

Wow.  Apparently, Mr. Hill doesn’t understand what an Oscar is.

Oscars are awarded to the actors and actresses who excel…  not the audience.

What’s next?  Awarding $1 million to the guy sitting in his pajamas on the couch watching Survivor?  Giving a blue ribbon to the kid who stayed home from field day?  Giving a Nobel Peace Prize to a President who escalated wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

No, that would be unreasonable.

My problem goes back to the notion that every area of life needs to break down exactly according to demographic ratios except in those areas in which black people have decided they want to have their own space.  I don’t have a problem with black people having their own space.  I have a problem with the folks at BET absolutely freaking out when other institutions don’t match up to what they think is best.  At National Review, they put it this way:

From their undisputed cultural heights, progressives have sold the American people on a fantasy that says America is racist unless every demographic group enjoys the benefits of its life and shares its burdens in exact proportion to their numbers — except, of course, when it comes to areas of the culture dominated by African-Americans. 

The article goes on to say that “It’s perfectly fine for hip-hop or jazz to be overwhelmingly black, but…”  Lord help the institution that doesn’t measure up to the standards of “diversity” they deem is acceptable.

BET lies to American black people by telling them that the rest of America is racist, so stick close to your own kind. Anything that promotes segregation is bad!

And they’re absolutely mortified that someone like me — an independent-thinking black woman — dares call their bluff.

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  • IMO, the most telling line in this article is, “Pre-Order my book!” Being Indian, I can’t call anybody an Uncle Tom, but I can say that whenever I say things that white people like, they celebrate me. When I question them, I get treated like the ignorant foreigner, despite being born and raised here. Call THAT what you will.

  • Rod Gwinn

    ‪#‎Oscars‬ vs ‪#‎NBA‬, Isn’t it Talent that matters? If we boycott the NBA will they recruit more White Players? Of course this is just another struggle of the 1%ers. Since the majority of Americans will never be in a position to be nominated for an Oscar or MVP.

  • Phil

    It’s crazy how few people see (or at least have the courage to speak about it) a problem with this constant focus on racial aspect in every story, everyone having a finger on the “racist” button.
    Also, the amount of hate Stacey got for saying such a reasonable thing will probably never be even reviewed by feminists, black rights activists or anti “cyber violence” activists. Because of “wrong” opinions of course. Painful hypocrisy.

  • Well BET has been slacking off for years. It went downhill ever since 2005 to me when AJ and Free left 106 & Park. Some of the BET Awards have been very good, some not so good. The Soul Train Awards are fantastic every year. Let’s be honest, would we see some of the talented 70s-90s R&B/Hip Hop singers at the VMAs? Billboard Awards? American Music Awards? Nope! There will always be racism and classicism because we are imperfect people (see the Bible or jw.org). Historically, channels like BET were created because people of color were SHUT OUT of mainstream America.

    I agree with what Jada was saying, I just think there’s bigger problems in the world. Instead of worrying about some boring Oscars that MOST real people don’t watch, we could just appreciate the many awards that we already have – BET Awards, BET Honors, Soul Train Awards, Hip Hop Awards, NAACP Awards, Trumpet Awards, Essence Music Festival, etc…we don’t need no boring Oscars! LOL

    I don’t always agree, but I do admire the fact that you speak your mind and you don’t care what people say about you! However, I would love to hear your take on reality TV and music today.

  • MightyMo

    Liberals just completely freakout when confronted by common sense, especially when it comes from a intelligent female that is also blessed with beauty. KaPlowww goes their brains!
    Please keep on rockn common sense Stacey!

  • JohnnyBranFlakes

    So how does one pre-order your book?

  • J BWriter

    Thank you for your honesty. Racism is racism…no matter how it’s packaged. I’ve drifted from the hard-line liberal viewpoint because of issues like this. It becomes a sorry ideology when you have to preface each statement of fact with an apology, for fear of being labeled a racist, sexist, etc. — simply for not marching in goose-step with the given narrative. I appreciate your courage, Ms Dash. The truth is frightening to the bigoted and close-minded.

  • valleystina

    Yeah, that’s what you call double minded thinking. But it’s so aggravating when somebody accuses you of something that they are actually demonstrating at the very moment that they are pointing their finger at you.

  • 5aiah

    Very true. She appears on Fox and says ridiculous things for a reason. Black people and BET giver her an out when they cry about competitive awards though. Both sides are both wrong and right.

    She absolutely benefits from being a “european looking” “black” and attacking blacks.

  • buzz

    14 black Oscar winners in 88 years and you think the problem is with BET? 3 white artists have won the BET awards since 2001, one of these white artists Sam Smith did not even bother showing up. Who do you think is more segregated?

  • Perhizzle

    She isn’t attacking blacks. She is attacking hypocrisy. There is a big difference.

  • Jaele

    “I look forward to the day when people don’t self-segregate based on skin
    color, while loudly complaining about a segregated society.”

    The most intelligent sentence I’ve read in entirely too long!!

  • Jaele

    Homo sa·pi·ens (sā′pē-ənz)
    The modern species of humans. Homo sapiens evolved probably between 250,000 and 100,000 years ago in Africa. The closest living relative of Homo sapiens is the chimpanzee.

    UH OH… Looks like the battle cry “RACISM” is off the table, considering that every one of you, despite the quantity of melanin in your epidermis, are biologically the SAME RACE who share ancestors that derived from the same place on this planet.

  • Steven

    Of course none of Stacy’s conservative followers can name a show on BET. They are all white conservatives and don’t watch. BET exists so black actors/musicians/celebrities can get even a tiny fraction of the exposure on TV as their white counterparts. BET certainly not an all-black channel; just ask Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith, Iggy Azaelea, Eminem, Macklemore and it’s even white owned now. Stacey certainly can vote and support whatever political ideology she wants (I personally think it’s all a scam to make money), but when she uses her new found platform as the token black conservative to attack and wag her finger at black people she should expect a harsh response. She better milk this conservative gig for all it’s worth because once Fox fires her (they got close a few weeks ago with the ridiculous Obama doesn’t give a **** about terrorism comment ) she is persona non grata in the black media that she obviously loathes so much.

  • Steven

    Homo sapien describes the human species and race/ethnicity categorizes the human species based on physical characteristics. We are the same species because we can procreate with one another, but we are not all the same race/ethnicity.

  • glassa

    I would think actors & actresses like Will & Jada Smith would be grateful for the $$Millions and the opulent lifestyle that the art of acting has given them, and that an Oscar would be an afterthought.
    Are they acting for the craft? Are they acting for the money? Or are they doing it for the Oscar? Because quite frankly, I’d take the money & run and wouldn’t give a damn about the Oscar.

  • RealSpit

    You’re a 100% cooon for the $$$

  • Jessi

    So Stacey, what do you have to say about your cousin Damon saying that you only say these things because you’re on Fox News?

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=p_9azNdmWpc

  • Phil Dunphy

    I can agree with changing the name of BET to hip-hop entertainment television… Because the channel certainly doesn’t represent the way the majority of black people live… Which believe it or not isn’t filled with drama gospel and club hopping … Just like CMT doesn’t represent the way the majority of white people.. The name does itself excludes just because it directly address one race and that isn’t necessarily a good thing… But to get rid of bhm is just dumb because the name is just a reminder, it’s not telling you can’t celebrate anything else…. We can’t act like it didn’t happen because forgetting your history means youre are doomed to repeat it… Donald trump at times seems reminiscent of a North Korean dictator… (See creepy kids singing video) slavery happened people lol it can happen again no matter if it’s about race or it’s about monetary value…

  • Chris

    Stacy Dash fails to realize that BET was a result of Black artists not getting played on MTV. She also fails to realize that Black History Month was established to awknowledge accomplishments that were not being recognized in/as American history. Which leads us to the origin of this whole debate, Black actor’s not being recognized at the Oscars. So is Stacy Dash, in fact suggesting inclusion or segregation?? Are Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett right for fighting for “inclusion”? Or do you “segregate” and create the BET Oscars? I think this whole debate started over wanting to be included.

    OAN Roland Martin absolutely fried Stacy Dash. Google it ya’ll please!!

  • Jaele

    “BET was a result of Black artists not getting played on MTV” ……. That’s a load of fantasy B.S… Propaganda whore is what you are Chris.

  • Jaele

    You’re very incorrect Steven… Stop garnering your information from blogs and you’ll seem more intelligent. The whole “race” idea is nothing more than a social construct… The ONLY acceptable differentiation would be culture..

  • Chris

    BET started out as a News channel, yes. I was more so pointing out the fact that BET played music videos from mainstream Black artists that did not get play on MTV… lol a propaganda whore?? Where are you from Alaska?

  • Jaele

    Wow… The idiocy runs deep with you..

  • Jaele

    “Your Black World” show? LOL!! ….. Case in point!!

  • Jessi

    Actually, Chris is right. David Bowie, a WHITE MAN even talked about this.

  • nwizuobi1983@gmail.com

    So we should do away with Telemundo, We, Lifetime, and Hispanic-American month, Asian-Pacific Islander month, etc? All minority networks should cease and stop celebrating their culture because….???? We are different. Get over it. And there is nothing wrong with America celebrating our differences. Stop throwing around the word segregation because minorities are creating their own avenues so their cultures can be celebrated and people can learn about them. Dash, you are stupid, and I wish every time that you used black media to elevate your platform before mainstream media brought you on can be peeled back.

  • WesSeid

    Look how easily the racists use racial slurs against someone with a different opinion.

  • WesSeid

    Only 3 white artists have won a BET award since 2001? That sounds racially intolerant and non-diverse since whites make up around 75% of the country. Whites should have won far more BET awards than 3, since we’re using demographics and affirmative action to decide who should win awards.

  • Chris

    You are ignorant to think that was intelligent. BET, Black History Month etc. is not the result of “self segregation”. They are the result of exclusion. Not being recognized. They started as a way to acknowledge Black achievements that otherwise went unnoticed.

  • WesSeid

    Separating people into groups based on race leads to resentment between groups. By encouraging a group mentality, the advocates of supposed “diversity” actually perpetuate racism. Their intense focus on race is inherently racist.

  • mia

    do you have a loose screw in your head? or are you just upset about your failed career that you wanted to take it out on someone and you chose african americans? you can say whatever you want trying to become relevant, but that’s not going to work. realize that you’re only in the news because you make idiotic comments like raven simone and that real aunt viv from fresh prince. (obviously, all three of you are very similar in so many ways). maybe you should watch the david bowie interview on mtv from back in the 80’s and the question that he asked them about african americans and their music videos not being played. do you realize that there are so many non whites who have contributed to the american history but aside from mlk jr, none of them are taught in schools? this includes hispanics and asians. there’s a reason why we need to celebrate people of color on certain months and it makes sense to have their own channels. you’re just a miserable has- been since CLUELESS from 20+ years ago screaming for attention. it’s sad.

  • Steven

    You don’t have to be insulting, but unfortunately that is the only way people like you know how to communicate. Whether you like it or not, race or more precisely ethnicity is a way human differentiate each other. Period. We may be 99.9% the same on the genetic level but just like chimpanzees who we as humans share much in common genetically there is considerable difference in that .1% as you can see from the physical appearances of people of different ethnicities and it’s certainly not just melanin. Racism is not off the table. You can name it something else if you like, perhaps discrimination/hatred/prejudice based on skin color, culture, ethnicity, social or economic status but the fact is that it is a problem that has decreased over the years, but still remains.

  • Justinsatiable

    Not to mention Will Smith gave a lot of money to the Nation of Islam, one reason I boycott his obnoxious anti-semetic supporting butt! Segregation/discrimination – the definition doesn’t change with the race of the person perpetrating it.

  • Sherry Davis

    Well see what happen if we called a show “White entertainment” ?????

  • Justinsatiable

    That’s why Jada is boycotting the awards – she could care less? I’m glad her elitest a$$ won’t be there!

  • Justinsatiable

    Call it a hasty generalization based on incomplete facts? Your mindset is probably looking for that reaction based on your reality….. Search that – kabooyaaaaah!

  • Catalina

    I remembet The Game. The show was good until BET got a hold of it.

  • Lesha O’Nan

    Stacey, you’re right about one thing. We should get rid of Black History Month. Instead, we should give our ancestors recognition that they rightfully deserve throughout the YEAR and EVERY YEAR for the trials and tribulations they’ve faced. Slavery lasted for 245 years, while segregation lasted for over 50 years. Racism still runs rampantly today. Otherwise, why do hate groups still exist? Our people are still facing trials and tribulations. Let’s not forget the trials and tribulations that our fellow Native Americans have faced as well. Or has your pompous ass forgotten all of this?

  • Ladyshoe Orlando

    Stacy Dash you’re are talking to deaf ears because brown skin Americans will always be in mental slavery. Firstly they already feel like they do not belong because in 2016 they are still called Africans Americans and not Americans as if they are not equal 99.99% of them have never been to Africa and can not tell you how many countries are in Africa without google. To this day they are still called black when the color of there skin is brown. Racism and hate will never change and the world will never get it as long as You have People like these People today. If brown skin People are still not recognized today and treated as equal then there is a problem. Secondly how about you stop using the word nigger, watching movies and listening to songs that still use nigger. Do you how terrible that word is? how many people was insulted and continue to be taunt with that word? Then you have the dumb movies and retarded post that continue to stereotype brown skin people like we are all ghetto and have no class a prime example is that movie with Marlon Williams whats coming 50 Shades of Black one of his quotes in the movie (this is how black people argue) firstly I’m not black and I’m brown and don’t argue that way. Enough is enough its not black lives matter its all lives matter. Stacy Dash your right how many Red skin People You see getting awards at the BET awards just a hand full just like the Oscars so do not expect a change if your doing the same thing. BET will continue to have Yall in mental slavery they play the rap music using the nigger word when Martin Luther King tried to get rid of that word and hate, please get a clue if You ass can not act You will not get an Oscar but everything has to change the KKK needs to end, they need to have one award show, one music show. They need to have more brown skin movies and not where brown skin People are acting ghetto. They need to have more red skin and brown skin people act in movies its 2016. We are still going through this crap, when will slavery and racism end? When will We live as one and be equal. Could You imagine if We all got along?

  • Ladyshoe Orlando

    Exactly “Your Black World” let it be a “white world show’ You could imagine the outrage.

  • Ladyshoe Orlando

    I’m brown skin

  • Jose Rios

    Wait, wouldn’t that be the Country Music awards?

  • buzz

    So 14 in 88 years is fine? And my statement was highlighting incidence rate not demographics.

  • WesSeid

    The last 20 years it’s 12.5% in the acting category, and blacks are 13% of the population now.

    Is 3 white people winning BET awards in the last 15 years fine? Whites are about 75% of the population. Using current logic, it’s racist that they haven’t won more BET awards than that. If people want to play the race card, they better be able to take it as well.

  • Wonderful! A Democrat troll.

    Thanks for making Stacey’s point.

    You do realize that you’re attacking the party that ended slavery, don’t you? That your party specifically and explicitly bribes you for your loyalty? No one told you?

    LBJ boasted infamously that if he signed The Civil Rights Act of 1964 that he’d “have those n- voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”

    And you’re doing just what your master wants!

  • How many transparent or translucent people do you know?

    Every person is a “person of color.” (Some more than others, and it’s all good.)

    Stop being such a racist. Stop judging on the basis of the melanin content of someone’s skin.

    MLK would be ashamed of you.

  • WesSeid

    Slavery ended 150 years ago, but people keep holding onto it. Asians didn’t have a great time either in the U.S., but now they excel. No one hears Asians making everything about the past. They’re too busy not getting accepted into schools because affirmative action says there’s too many of them because they studied too hard. “Asian Privilege,” I guess.

    Yes, you’re right, racism exists today. Look at college campuses, for example. Black students demanding their own racially separate “safe spaces.” Will they want their own water fountains next? Not to mention wanting people hired based on race.

    Everyone who owned slaves is dead. Everyone involved in segregation is dead or soon will be. White people elected a black man as President of The United States. Twice. Maybe it’s time to cut them a little slack instead of trying to repeat history by separating people into groups based on race.

  • Phil

    Yet you are here, on here page, in her comment section. And are generalizing and attempting to speak for an entire race. That’s a bit racist

  • Phil

    Delving in the past is what brought racism back. Because “slavery lasted for 245 years” nothing we ever do today will ever be enough. You can’t rewrite the past. (Let’s ignore the facts that slavery isn’t african american specific, was here for thousands of years and was a slave trade – (black) people selling (black) people). For a moment nobody but a handful of backwards people cared about the color of each others skin. But you people overdid it of course. I don’t think people ever focused on the skin color more then today. Everyone walking on egg shells not to offend a person who’s slightly darker then themselves, everyone constantly virtue signaling by droning about racism (and sexism) on social media, everyone in constant fear of the dreaded “N-word”. It’s absolutely ridiculous and tyrannically enforced. Of course that creates blowback in the form of actual, real racists. Racism creates racism. Stop it.

  • WesSeid

    Black conservatives talk about conservatism all the time, such as how the government has replaced fathers in families. That’s why liberals (including black ones) so quickly throw racial slurs at them like “uncle tom,” to try to shut them down to avoid an actual debate. Same reason the first thing liberals do is call white conservatives “racist.”

    After reading your last couple sentences there, you might want to check out Bob Parks’ The Democrat Race Lie for a history lesson.

  • Phil

    lmao nobody who created those shows said “hey, let’s make a WHITE show.” Nobody ever does anything WHITE (firstly because they’re not crazy and secondly because today they would be crucified by the angry mob). That’s what Stacey was talking about. There are no WHITE things, only BLACK things. Stop being racists you idiots, you’re making everything worse.

    In the end, if you think what you’re doing is equality just switch white for black, the equation should be the same. But it isn’t. If we had “White Entertainment Television” or “White history month” or White *ANYTHING* there would be riots on the streets and few million virtue signaling “justice fighters” such as yourself would die of strokes.

    Stop being a racist. #FACTS

  • buzz

    Since you are so adamant on using demographics 13% of the nominations this years should have been African American and there should be more African American winners at the CMA.

  • WesSeid

    Yes, it should be exactly 13% every year. And not 1% more, because then that would be racist against white people.

    So, you’re fine with only 3 white people winning BET Awards in 15 years? That’s not being very diverse, and so BET must be racist.

    The most interesting part of all this is that Hollywood is run by liberals. And now everyone is saying they’re racist. Are those people now going to vote for conservatives in 2016?

    I already know the answer from some people. “No, because they’re racist too!.” lol. “Everyone” is racist, I guess. Except black people. Unless they’re conservative. Then they’re “uncle toms.” Why? Because they don’t like liberals is why. Such as the liberals that run Hollywood. Who we have already established as being racists. lol, this is fun…

  • buzz

    So you agree there is something fishy when only white people are nominated? BET are more diverse than the Oscars, BET was created as platform for black artists who were not getting a break from the mainstream media to highlight their talents. The Oscars on the other hand are supposed to be universal but all the other racial groups are not good enough to get a nomination.

  • IslandGal2012

    But why were you on it then, cause they gave you an opportunity. Why would you a trend then Image awards if it’s not an accurate representation? No one is saying not to be free that thinking or independent, just don’t continue to act like for many years there was a need for BET/Image were so that ppl if color could be recognized for their talents. And in light of what’s happened for two consecutive years with Academy nominations it’s still needed. Also you have to think before you speak, your words are damaging, it shows a lack of respect for your history and the struggle since you do identity as a person of color. Time mean at least today you do. And you can’t tell you’re being used as the token at Fox you are clueless.

  • WesSeid

    BET is more diverse? But you said only 3 white people won in 15 years. That doesn’t sound very diverse.

  • buzz

    Comparatively speaking. Not everything is a matter of fact you know?

  • Stacey Dash isn’t far off from the truth in her comprehension of black philosophy. As long as blacks want to be called a color “black” and segregate themselves from the populous [black history, black TV, black this, black that] they will always be considered a none priority in America’s social development. Modern day black voters, or better said, black democrat voters are nothing but colored “black pawns.” Black pawns have always been used by liberals, hollywood, the liberal
    white media and now muslim obama as tokens. Without escaping the truth, blacks or black democrat voters are just a basic social tool used to adjust the social spring board for the homosexual agenda, illegal mexican agenda [using civil rights movement as their justification] and any democrat party candidate agenda.

    As long as blacks desire to be identified as the color black, white liberals will always consider them second class voters, second class citizens and second
    class hollywood actors and actresses. As long as blacks continue to accept the role of a color [black] instead of a people they will continue to use the black social crutch and cry out “racism” or allocate racist wolf tickets to declare that America is a racist country. Young blacks today don’t have the slightest idea of what real racism is and old regurgitated civil rights blacks have forgotten that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has solved the social engineering defect America once had.

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. completed the building of America with the placement of his cornerstone in the foundation of America’s tower of society. Unfortunately blacks in America today [2016] have jolted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. cornerstone from its place by instituting and carrying out political race baiting, crying racism upon Conservatives in America, carrying out political race riots and manufacturing fake civil rights movements [Dr. King has already finalized the civil rights movement]. Most importantly in the jolting of Dr. King’s cornerstone from America’s social foundation is blacks desire to continue being identified as a color and not a people [read AFRIGEN NATION bit.ly/1wXkuK2 and AMERICAN GENETICS bit.ly/1GFdANH ].

    The question to “blacks” today is what other race in America is called a color? [Koreans? Germans? Italians? Indonesians? Argentinian? Chinese? Tanzanians? Russians? Brazilians? Iranians?]. As you can comprehend blacks have reserved themselves a seat in the back of the bus today by accepting identification as a color “black” instead of a people identification. Oh, by the way, some of you may say “whites call themselves white in America.” Well if so, when was the last time in a conversation any European descendant called themselves white? They always identify themselves as Irish, German, Canadian, French, etc….

    One last truth statement for blacks to learn and know; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was not black, he was a proud AfriGen. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t allow anyone to call him a color; he mandated that he be identified by the content of his character and not the color of his skin. He was an AfriGen.
    Dr BearClayborn –Political Psychiatrist http://bit.ly/1p2H4xF ACB Newspaper International

  • Phil

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  • F.Sankoh

    Stacey, you TRULY are a special kind of stupid aren’t you? I find it so interesting that you mention the Oscars because based upon the quality of your performances, the closest you will ever get to Oscar is watching it on television. It’s funny that you call out BET after they showed the clip of you on The Game, yet you say nothing to Roland Martin who called you out for your appearances at the BET Awards not to mention all the “Black Focused” magazines that you were on the cover of. Especially those in which your ass is out there for all to see. Do you regret those as well?

  • John Murray

    Thank you for speaking truth to those who refuse to accept it!

  • John Murray

    @F – She’s managed to make far more of her life than you probably have and she is speaking straight out truth even though people like don’t want to hear it. I notice that you don’t refute a single thing she says but instead point out various “black focused” things that you don’t consider to be racist at all – which of course just makes her point. And you think SHE is stupid! HA!

  • John Murray

    ” And in light of what’s happened for two consecutive years with Academy nominations it’s still needed.”
    WOW! Your logic jumps right out the window without even touching the sill or the frame. Gee, so you insist that EVERY year blacks are going to be displaying Oscar level talent at the same, Oscar nomination level? HeII even the best actors, directors, etc. don’t hit a home run every time they step up to the plate and yet you EXPECT that someone in the black community will excel at this every single year.
    Saw a breakdown of the major categories that are awarded and their analysis was that blacks are nominated or awarded these major categories at about 12.8% of the time when you look at the numbers over the last decade plus. So, some years they had a higher representation than their level within the population. Should white actors then have been boycotting the Oscars because blacks got TOO much representation? Should they have been saying things like “The only reason they got nominated is because they needed to keep up the black numbers”?
    THAT is what you are advocating as soon as you go down that road you did with your comment.

  • BreBre

    I can name the top BET shows and I’m British! I am Black though, so maybe I’m not the audience you were talking to…..
    I suggest you take your statements even further and promise to never appear on shows with mainly black people cast… being the token black person is best in any shows for you.

  • YERMOM182

    why is she not black enough for you?

  • YERMOM182

    She never said she regretted any of those, she said that she was thankful for those jobs.

  • F.Sankoh

    So what you’re saying is that she’s a hypocrite. Thankful for when it served her interests but now that there is “apparently no longer a need for them, she casts them aside. Exactly the point I was trying to make.

  • F.Sankoh

    The purpose of my post was to point out her hypocrisy. If you had any actual discernment you would be able to see that. Thank you for the concern in my career though. I’m pretty confident that I’ve done more in career than a mid-level “B” actress has done in hers.

  • CatinTx

    Aunt Tom.

  • Chris

    Stacy Dash was interviewed to speak out against Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith, who are fighting for INCLUSION at the Oscars, INCLUSION. The only other option would be to say create a “BET Oscars”, so Black actor’s can be recognized too. That is not “self segregation”, it is the result of EXCLUSION! Black people want to be equally recognized by the existing body (MTV, History books, Oscars, etc) but have gone on to create their own body when that recognition is denied (BET, Black History Month, BET Oscars?)… which SD and the racists in this comment section would like to refer to as “self segregation”. smh unbelievable.

  • F.Sankoh

    How conveniently you forget that the GOP instituted the “Southern Strategy” from Nixon onwards to play on racial stereotypes to get white voters. Willie Horton, Jesse Helms’ “Hands” ad, Reagan’s states rights speech in Philadelphia Mississippi, to just name a few. GOP history did NOT stop in 1964.

  • us3rnam3d

    The real Hypocrites are BET and its network. Black Entertainment Television. Crying about segregation while they segregate their culture, Im sure if the late MLK Jr were still alive he’d approve of the BET network. Im sure he’d agree that it “progresses” the African American race forward. please please STFU.

  • John Murray

    @F. – Why is it hypocrisy to take advantage of the opportunities she was given? Did she go on those shows or accept those awards and preach about race or did she simply accept an award because a group decided to honor her or a producer wanted to pay her to play a role? that is significantly different than complaining and boycotting because an awards committee didn’t meet their quota of black people.

  • BreBre

    Crazy

  • Bob Scoogles

    LOLZZZ You got exposed lady. Just take the L and shut up.

  • Brian J. Umholtz

    Show us on this doll where they rekt you.

  • Brian J. Umholtz

    The so called “southern strategy” is a lie perpetrated by idiots. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/04/the-southern-strategy-debunked-again.php But hey, let us not forget that the Democrat National Convention had the Grand Wizard of the KKK as the guest of honor TWICE; in 1868 and in 1924- most recently during the last great rein of PROGRESSIVES who were responsible for Prohibition in 1920. You’re all uneducated, racist fools!

  • H Town Psych

    Exactly. She is clearly speaking only to white people. Many black people can name the BET programming.

  • H Town Psych

    So you are still trying to dismiss “The Game” and BET as small time when YOU appeared on it? Brilliant. What about your other relative flop from VH1, Single Ladies? That was another show targeted to an African American viewing audience. It is amazing to me how you are fine with that when it was to your benefit and now feel the need to shade those same programs. Face it. Mainstream TV and movies have not fooled with you since Clueless. The only reason you have a job now is to serve as a mouthpiece for white racists.

  • H Town Psych

    And where is the lie that BET told? You never addressed what they said that was untrue. In fact, you confirmed their tweet.
    Dingbat

  • HeterosexualBlackMale

    I’m not understanding the point of this article.

    So it’s okay for CMT, NBC, country music and metal to be overwhelmingly white. But it’s NOT okay for blacks to refrain from forcing themselves on the general public.

    Which one is it?

  • Jerry

    The Real Hypocrites here are the ones who can’t or won’t accept the Truth! How are we as a people supposed to move forward toward MLK’s Dream when we’re continually reminded of the “color of our skin” ?

  • HeterosexualBlackMale

    Is it not wrong to freely associate yourself where you’re wanted?

  • Olayiwola A. Alara

    Waste no more energy explaining yourself. You’re absolutely right.

  • Canteberrytelllls

    STAY FOCUSED, WHATS IMPORTANT IS THE BOTTOM LINE, REVELATIONS 3:9 and REVELATIONS 20:15! GOD DON’T CARE ABOUT STUPID CONVERSATIONS, NEITHER DO INTELLIGENT PEOPLE, STAY FOCUSED!

  • Ezevil

    Well Stacy thank you! Blacks are the worse of all races, they call the cattle black when they the 1st one that are segregating they own race, they created Bet, just for black wheres the desegregation on that?? If you so need iquality you need to be the 1st one to accept it.. and you guys don’t you the 1st ones that when something don’t go your fucking way you right away claiming racism or segregation. This will never end because most of black parents are teaching they kids racism, the tell they kids white won’t accept you so that automatically makes they kids have a negative view of white people… and not everyone white person is that way. In my company blacks are lazy all they do is walk around trying to talk to womans… when a boss white calls them out 1st things that comes out of they mouth is you racist, when is a Hispanic or black Boss calling them out is you are Oreo! Blacks are the worse and all they doing is trying to manipulate everything…. and I’m black! Stacy is saying the truth! You gotta find yourself and be true to yourself before trying to go out and calling others out.

  • buffymcbuffy

    I have to agree with Stacey Dash because there are many people of color in history that should be spoken about all year. How can a History Teacher possibly cover ALL people of color in history in 1 month. I believe it’s a real disservice to students of all races because Black History is only 1 month out of 12. There should be no special class of people only Americans. There will always be bigoted people in life that doesn’t mean you have to behave bigoted as well.

  • Cam_Winston

    You’re complaining about a one way street; CMT isn’t refusing to air videos of black artists (ask Darius Rucker), black artists refuse to enter the genre of country music, preferring hip-hop/jazz/rap/R&B.

    More black country artists performing hits = more black artists’ videos being shown on CMT. Or metal (Sevendust is awesome, BTW).

    Come on in, the water’s fine.

  • Chris

    Quite eloquent ignorance you are spewing. BET came about as a result of Black artists not being aired on MTV. Before BET, there was a fight to get Black artists on MTV (google Micheal Jackson and David Bowie)… If you are denied access to a talent show, are you self segregating for going and creating your own? I think not…. The rest of the stuff you wrote shows your lack of intelligence though, so I’ll leave that alone.

  • annie 81

    uncle tom

  • buffymcbuffy

    Thank You for making your brave comment. I always teach my children to choose their friends based on their character because anyone can have bad intentions. I have a real hard time when I hear people of color attack Clarence Thomas, Larry Elder and other independent thinking blacks as Uncle Toms. Everyone should want to emulate their successes because government does not bring success only hard work and perseverance will.

  • annie 81

    racist

  • annie 81

    your mother is the worst of all humanity

  • Ronda

    To all of the white people that agree with Stacey’s comments and thought process, let’s explore a couple of things… Get rid of Black History Month, right? Ok, done. Now will you update every single history book to include the history of black people, their contributions and how they help shape this country? Will you teach the FACTS of black history in depth right along with Christopher Columbus & George Washington, all year round and just call it American history? Can you make that happen?? Is that fair and inclusive? If so… BHM is gone.

    Ok… BET needs to “go away” because again it’s “segregating black people, etc..” I’m cool with that. But will you now “increase” television shows that star black people on major networks like ABC, NBC, CBS & FOX? Can we watch prime time television and see more black people acting in key roles? Can we finally see a successful black man featured as ‘The Bachelor’ (popular tv show that for 10 seasons has only had white males). Can you make that happen? Will you fight for that along with black people so that we can do away with BET?

    But lets explore one last Truth about this whole “segregation issue”. WHO was the first to tell black people that we were different and segregated us in the first place? White People! You labeled us by calling us “niggers” and “negro” and “blacks” and then created the term “African American” to distinguish our difference from I guess “regular Americans”. White people TAUGHT us that “this was for white only” and this is for “blacks only”…. Like that was your teachings. All the way back in slavery, slave owners even segregated blacks within themselves: “house slave” vs “field slave”.

    Yes….. I get that’s all HISTORY now. And after we FAUGHT to be included and treated as equal during the Civil Rights Movement things slowly started to change. But let’s not forget that was only 60 years ago that the fight for equality even started, not eradicated. It was less than 10 years ago that “white only” country clubs and golf courses still existed.

    I say all of this to remind you that black people have always wanted to be INCLUDED. But you want us to just erase and “get over” the very thing that you taught us because now it makes you uncomfortable. Or when we call attention to the lack of diversity and if we really rallied together and fought hard enough we could actually see gains but then that threatens a white persons position so you holler “we should just be one people, one America”.

    I honestly wish white people would just make their minds on where you want black people to be, seriously! You don’t want black people poor because then you will have to take care of us with “welfare” but then you don’t want black people to be “too successful” because we somehow will be taking your jobs, businesses or spots in academic institutions. You don’t want us to have 1 tv network or award shows but then you don’t want to acknowledge & include us in your tv programming or Oscars. Cause let’s be honest you may argue that no black actors were worthy of an Oscar nod but after viewing some of the white actors performance that did receive a nod…. their performance wasn’t worthy in my opinion. And even if Will Smith didn’t get a nod, Idris Elba in ‘Beast of No Nations” surely did! That was a critically acclaimed movie with superb acting that just should not have been denied. But hey, I’m not a voter.

    Anyway…. Before “agreeing” with Stacey being right, exam the truth, the history and help make the necessary changes so that we can be “just American”…. BTW, when was the last time you completed a job app or any other document that required you to self identify. Black people don’t make those decisions. This country forces you to “identify” in so many areas of our lives. Now get rid of that.

  • Ladyshoe Orlando

    Well if that’s the case do not expect an Oscar. Do not complain, continue to keep Your BET and Telemundo no Red skin Person is complaining about not being on BET. You are all missing Her point you’re such in mental slavery if that’s the case why don’t you tell Your brown skin actresses and actors that are in Hollywood to try cast themselves in more Redskin movies instead of trying to always be as the quote on quote (black skin Guy that has to be different and single his self out. Get a clue and get a rass out of mental slavery.

  • GUEST

    I agree with you. Besides Black americans love to argue from a zambian

  • Ladyshoe Orlando

    and if they are still having to do these shows today like BET and Telemundo in 2016 who problem is that? When are they going to fix it and We all get along?

  • GUEST

    Well said Stacey!!!!! Dont apologise for your views you have a right to your won views!! When Rosa PArk died all the “white” stations stopped to report the sad news BET was “booty shaking” Same with 9/11 i think BET should be scrapped but they should have a black history month

  • john

    FACTS!!!

  • Havid Damburger

    Morgan Freeman on Thinks Black History Month is Racist.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRnTovm26I4

  • What are you thoughts on CMT

  • GUEST

    Yes white people did evil in the PAST the problem is black america constantly trying to punish the descendents of former slave owners thats what is really about!! i like stacey i dont agree with cancelling black history month but BET needs to go asap !! Black Americans attacking stacey because she doesnt share the same views thats mob mentality you also forget many white and jewish people donated to the cause and many even died trying to help black people get their freedom. As an African i went to an american school for 5 years the black students bullied me and were very evil im an adult now i myself do not hate black americans although i know they are bullies for sure but i live my life obviously i have met some good ones but i refuse to be bitter and full of hate im too busy living my life and enjoying my family imagine if i constantly put black americans down and insulted them every chance i got ? I need Americans are dumb constantly crying about race when you have black on black violence please dont blame the white man for your own evil actions you support pedophilia in your community i have seen this yes police brutality is there and racism but they are legitimate ways to get justice looting raping killing will not make America sympathetic to your cause or yeah i ve been a victim of racism and thanks to fake cries of racism i couldnt even say but guess what i won my case without crying about racism and even the main dude hired against me couldnt bring any arguments against me i had mad love from everybody i got justice for myself and family without bringing up race once!!!

  • GUEST

    When you stop bullying Africans native american and others

  • GUEST

    Olayiwola see what I mean you dont agree with them so therefore you are an “uncle tom” they have always been and will be a jeaulous people

  • What are your feeling about cancelling networks like CMT?

  • GUEST

    It is so interesting how black Americans continually bully others for not agreeing with their mob mentality. I do not agree with everything Stacey says. But I suspect she has her private reasons for being like that. i think ALL of America should listen and learn from Lenon Honor ( a black american for all you racists) a nation divided cannot and will not stand whilst you arguing over race your enemies are planning attacks there was a attempted genocide in Flint stop the hate white and black and also take note there are many races in this world. It is hard for such a race baiting country to move forward but its 2016 : The spirit of slavery must be broken off and whites maybe you should apoplogise and make an effort to understand your black american brothers and sisters after all you brought them here against their will and they are determined to hold on to their anger and bitterness they feed off it it makes them feel empowered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlXqToAR95o

  • GUEST

    I am an african living in Europe i have no opinion just annoyed to see it all over the news race this and its because im black no your white and all noncense. the world has bigger fish to fry

  • GUEST

    Get educated and deprogram yourself from low self esteem : hopefully lennon honor can show you a few things : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlXqToAR95o

  • Chris

    “Olayiwola”, “they”, “them” and “jealous people” in the sentence above are all the same people lol… You see Olayiwola, this racist just patted you on the head for speaking out against your own race. Racists only like Black people who hate other Black people. Which is where the White support for Stacy Dash comes from.

  • Without googling it, what kind you tell me about the slave codes? Could you tell me who Joycelyn Elders is?

  • bollywoodblogger

    You are awesome! Speak your mind girl!

  • GUEST

    All i have been hearing from black people is how evil whites are hear are some names of the evil “whites” that helped end slavery : Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1851, which became a best seller in the North. Her writing influenced millions of people to want to abolish slavery. The results of this book led to her hatred in the South because it made readers believe that slavery was evil. Even though she described slavery in her book, Harriet Beecher Stowe never witnessed slavery in the South though she did see some slavery when she visited Kentucky. Abe Lincoln labeled her as “the little lady who started the big, bloody war”
    John Brown was an American abolitionist, born in Connecticut but was raised in Ohio. He felt strongly that he must personally fight to end slavery. Brown once killed 5 men, who were holding slaves captive. While on a crusade to end slavery with 21 followers Brown was captured by Robert E. Lee. John Brown was hanged the next day on December 2, 1859. He was tried for treason and being an enemy. Brown became a martyr for many people because of the dignity and sincerity that he showed during his famous trial. He became a symbol for many abolitionists.

    Levi and Catharine Coffin, who were Quakers from North Carolina originally, were legendary in helping many former slaves escape into freedom in the North. Levi is often referred to as the President of the Underground Railroad. An eight-room brick style home in Newport, Indiana became a well-known hideout for runaway slaves. During the 20 years they lived in Newport the Coffin’s helped over 2,000 slaves to safety.

    John and Jean Rankin and their neighbors in Ripley, Ohio, helped thousands of people escape to freedom. John Rankin organized antislavery groups on a local and state level. Their home, sitting above the Ohio River, was known as Liberty Hill.

  • Ronda

    The point Morgan Freeman was really trying to drive home was that black history shouldn’t be regulated to just one month. Black history should be taught and included as American history ALL YEAR ROUND. So yes, let’s get rid of BHM and start teaching the truth of how black people contributed to making this country great. Let’s start the protest to acknowledge and insist that all kids & adults are taught about Booker T. Washington, Fredrick Douglas & Sojourner Truth just like they are taught about George Washington & Christopher Columbus. Let’s get it right so we can “get rid of BHM” as Mr. Freeman suggested.

  • GUEST

    One of Martin Luther Kings biggest supporters were the Jewish people. They were the largest white organizations to help him and support him publically. Don’t you remember Robert Kennedy who stood for rights of Blacks? A lot of senators today were politically for minority rights in the 70’s. A lot of white’s helped blacks escape to the North during slavery. They risked their lives. I think black america focuses on the negatives only. A lot of whites risked their lives for blacks.

  • Blessed Marie

    So true

  • Blessed Marie

    She is truly a special kind of stupid, I love your post

  • GUEST
  • I have Nigerian friends and I have noticed a great difference between African Americans and Africans. I think it is disingenuous to complain about the struggles when you have never walked in their shoes. As a white person, my perspective about Africa changed after meeting my Nigerian friends, going to Africa and seeing first hand the beauty, wealth and suffering. The world looks at Africa and says “why cant they get their sh3t together?”. Thats the same disingenuous approach.

    I think it’s important to understand that America has it faults, we have had an ugly history we arent proud of. A lot of these networks, shows, societies, schools were all created out of exclusion. HBCUs, BET, NAACP etc. They were created out of exclusion.

    MTV refused to play country music in the 80’s during the early years of it’s creation. Country music is, has and will always be the most listened to genre in America. Due to the exclusion, CMT was born.

  • Tameka Citchen

    I would like Stacey and all of you who agree with her tell me this. How are we going to integrate into a society who doesn’t want to integrate with us? Really, think about that question. Since the beginning of this country policies were created to put us in a subordinate position. Even after slavery and Jim Crow, you have now redlining, prison to school pipeline, war on drugs, environmental racism and sub conscience racial biases. The Academy just reflects a bigger issue this country has. These laws were supported by both democratic and republican legislatures. Now about the Academy, there were black directors and actors who could’ve been nominated. Look at Creed, you can nominate Stalone but not Ryan Coogler for Best Director or Creed for Best Picture. Or Beast of No Nation, usually these types of movies gets noms, but not this time. Only times when we do get recognize it’s mostly about stereotypes anyways. So it that okay, limit a group of people to slaves,pimps, criminals, and servants? Our lives are more complex than that, but those stories don’t get green lit. So basically, it goes back to my question, how can we integrate into a society that doesn’t want to integrate with us? Easy answer, you can’t!!! So that’s why we have Black History month, BET and we “segregate ourselves”. Because we were put in this position, now if you can’t see that than who’s really living in a fantasy.

  • Chris

    Can you critically think about why there was a need for BET in the first place? How about Tellemundo Mr. Santiago? Do you think your people have been equally represented on mainstream television?..You may need to STFU

  • Amsonite

    BET started at a time when MTV openly refused to play music videos from black artists and other networks had similar policies regarding hiring black actors for lead roles. It wasn’t created to “self-segregate”, it was to offer opportunities to black actors and artists who weren’t getting them elsewhere. Things have improved quite a bit in the last 35+ years, but blacks are still underrepresented on TV and in films and the belief that black films and TV shows don’t appeal to anyone other than other blacks still exists (check the leaked Sony emails for proof). And so the need for BET still exists.

  • GUEST

    I understand its lovely of you to support your brothers and sisters in America. Very good but they do not acknowledge you and you are the evil white man to them i have suffered due to black americans cruelty towards me and i too have a right to my own opinions based on my experiences with them. I agree to respectfully disagree i am not from Nigeria but the south part of Africa. Things are certainly not where they should be in amerikkka but thank God things are not the way they once were.

  • FUCKNIGGERGROUPTHINK

    When you stand up to black pathology, it feel’s good.

  • I absolutely agree. A lot of whites risked their lives. My father was one of them. This doesnt change the fact that MOST White Americans arent knowledgeable about the Black History in American history. Black History Month wouldnt exist if American History classes and syllabus included Black History.

    Without googling it, what do you know about the slave codes, Joycelyn Elders, William Harvey Carney, Carter Woodson?

  • GUEST

    You have black script writers in Hollywerid who are not opening the doors for struggling actors. Will and JAda have their own production company and only hire themselves and friends that movie Concussion should have been played by a real nigerian or someone who has mastered the nigerian accent

  • “Things are certainly not where they should be in amerikkka but thank God things are not the way they once were.”

    I’m sorry but that is soooo ignorant. Imagine a white foreigner telling you “Things are certainly not where they should be in South Africa but thank God things are not the way they once were under Apartheid.”

    Wow.

  • alldayevrryday

    Jews aren’t really whites. They’re genetically Semitics and fit into different genetic clines than whites. MLK said himself that most whites “thought blacks were inferior”.

  • GUEST

    No I do not and I wont be looking it up due to the fact all this is winding me up!! Thank you to your father. They should teach black American history properly in schools and all of it. One of my problems is going on these pro black hate sites they never even acknowledge that some whites helped and are disrespectful to other ethnicites such as Chinese and Native americans.

  • GUEST

    Whatever…they were also whites who helped during slve times and segregation black America continues to air brush them

  • GUEST

    I challenge you to watch Lennon Honor and his talk on race based trauma programming. Every American should watch and learn

  • We agree. Never let this wind you up. Prejudice and discrimination comes in all colors. It’s all about recognizing where we dropped the ball, picking up and moving forward. You should read about the Slave codes when you have free time. In my opinion, it may give you an understanding of why some African Americans find it tough moving on even though they never experienced Slavery, segregation etc.

  • I have watched Lennon Honor and I do agree with some of his opinions.

  • alldayevrryday

    Wrong: MLK himself said that blacks shouldn’t integrate into schools with whites, so he was a fan of segregation too. He said that blacks should only integrate economically, not in all aspects of life. MLK was not a fan of wholesale integration because he did not trust whites.

  • buffymcbuffy

    She was a slave that supported Abraham Lincoln and recruited slaves for the Union.

  • entropy

    From the BET entry at Wikipedia: In a 2010 interview, BET co-founder Sheila Johnson said that she herself is “ashamed” of what the network has become. “I don’t watch it. I suggest to my kids that they don’t watch it,” she said. “When we started BET, it was going to be the Ebony magazine on television. We had public affairs programming. We had news… I had a show called Teen Summit, we had a large variety of programming, but the problem is that then the video revolution started up… And then something started happening, and I didn’t like it at all. And I remember during those days we would sit up and watch these videos and decide which ones were going on and which ones were not. We got a lot of backlash from recording artists…and we had to start showing them. I didn’t like the way women were being portrayed in these videos.”

  • GUEST

    I am not from South africa i said southern part of africa and the way i spelled america is the way black america spells it on some of their sites sorry if i caused offence. if you said the same to me i may be offended but i accept the fact you are entitled to your own views. Now there is no apartheid in south africa the blacks are killing other blacks from neighbouring countries many people from my country have been killed in South africa and also going around killing and raping white farmers so really anyways nice talking to you nothing more needs to be said i have my views you have yours bear in mind i am well travelled ive seen it all met all kinds of me had my own trials in life and have reached a point when

  • F.Sankoh

    Where did you get that information. Either post a link or STFU!!!

  • entropy

    Also from Wikipedia (which has the references): “A wide range of people have protested elements of BET’s programming and actions, including Public Enemy rapper Chuck D,[18] journalist George Curry,[19] writer Keith Boykin,[20] comic book creator Christopher Priest,[21] filmmaker Spike Lee,[22] Syracuse University professor of finance Dr. Boyce Watkins,[23] and cartoonist Aaron McGruder (who, in addition to numerous critical references throughout his series, The Boondocks, made two particular episodes, “The Hunger Strike” and “The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show”, criticizing the channel). “

  • GUEST

    I am a black african so bugger off!!! you just proved my point i will never forget the way you black americans treated me NEVER. NOT ALL AFRICANS BOW TO YOU ignorant black americans I BOW TO NO ONE EXCEPT GOD ALONE!!! black sudanese slaves still been sold to saudia arabia i dont hear you shouting for justice!

  • This is the reason we need Black History Month. She’s the first African American Surgeon General of American and 2nd female to hold that position.

    Well except you were being sarcastic.

  • Anonymous

    LOL!! Yet this hoe still took the role BET offered her!!! And the Game was a top rated very long running show on BET!! It didn’t start to stink until Stacey got there.. Ever wonder why they chose to start Jason’s new relationship with “Chardonnay” instead of just keeping “Camille” on as his girlfriend?!?! I’m glad they dumped her ignorant asss!!

  • Anonymous

    All due to BET falling off message where black entertainers are concerned, not that they felt the TV station needed to be cancelled due to equality with whites… Only Stacey’s flip flopping asss feels that way!!

  • Chris

    This is true, BET has definitely lost focus from what it was initially…But did you know that BET was bought from the above co-founder by Viacom (MTV, VH1) in 2003?

  • GUEST

    Ok i will do thank you. May I just mention that black Americans bullied me i dont have a chip on my shoulder. Good day

  • john

    White people didn’t need to report the sad news of Rosa Parks death. They needed to not create the Jim Crow laws or laws of segregation that made her famous in the first place, dumbass. BET wouldn’t have been created had “white” people allowed black music and black videos to be played on MTV. So black people went and created their own channel. “I think BET should be scrapped but they should have a black history month”. But again black history month was created because black people or people of color were not included in the history of America.
    Blacks don’t want black history month, trust. They want their contributions to the building and shaping of America to be acknowledged just like every fucking accomplishment of whites is acknowledged in the history books. Whites are and have always been the main focus of this fucking country and they asses (not all) have the audacity to complain, its insane.
    When a white person can explain to me why there has been 43 motherfucking presidents of the United States spanning 200-300 + and only 1 has been a person of color , cuz hes not even full black, then they can talk about black people culture and our BET. Every argument you made stems back to white people creating the circumstance that facilitates that behavior.
    Rosa Parks should not be famous for a fucking thing. Her action of not giving up her seat shouldn’t even be news. But why is it in the history books ? BECAUSE OF WHITE PEOPLE !!!!!!! WHITE PEOPLE said how dare that nigger women not give up her seat to my white pasty, crusty , no washing, stank ass. I’m going to call the cops on this women. Boom, Rosa Parks is famous , but for what ? Because she didn’t want to give up her seat ?, that aint news.

  • This was after the purchase by VIACOM. This is true, it’s unfortunate what BET, MTV, VH1 have become and the direction VIACOM has taken these channels in.

    It’s all business. They need to turn a profit. It’s a Free Market System.

  • GUEST

    Those white people are gone now as in passed on. racism sells in america you guys need to watch lennon honor a black man he will guide you to working on race based trauma programming the powers that be have you reacting that way they planning to bring a rhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlXqToAR95o

  • I agree. The same can be said for CMT. Created out of exclusion becos MTV wasnt playing country music.

  • entropy

    The Billionaire Co-Founder Sheila Johnson expresses similar concerns to Stacey, albeit from a couple of different perspectives. If you wish to read a bit more of her inside sense of what BET now represents and why she strongly dislikes what it has become you can do so at The Daily Beast. Her interview was posted 4-29-10. Here’s a snippet “Johnson says she no longer has any connection with BET. “I just really wish—and not just BET but a lot of television programming—that they would stop lowering the bar so far just so they can get eyeballs to the screen,” she says. “I know they think that’s what’s going to keep programming on the air; that’s what’s going to sell advertising. But there has got to be some responsibility.”

  • This is unfortunate. Be strong, be positive.

  • Ronda

    I’m not sure what your overall point was in response to my post but what was indicated is the “generalization” of several woes as if it relates to only black people. The criminal acts you stated and pitfalls that occur in black communities and amongst black people, also occur within the white communities and white people. My point is not “punish” white people for what black people went through in the past because lord knows there wouldn’t be a punishment worthy to overcome that horrible truth. I stated the history to remind those that say we choose to segregate of how all this came about and that black people have actually been fighting for many years to be included.

    I wont deny that racism hasn’t been a rally cry amongst some black people unjustly but white people have to also be honest that racism and inequality is still very present in this country. Bottom line is we all just need to be honest because it’s in the truth that we move forward as one nation.

  • Blessed Marie

    Stacey Dash speaks stupidity comes out of her mouth! The more people need to realize she does represent me who enjoys watching BET, I love Image Awards, I love the UNCEF Program, I love the Stella Awards, I love the Hip Hop Awards, I love Black History Month, I love the NAACP Awards, I love MTV Awards, I love VH-1 Awards, I love the Country Music Awards, I love award shows that acknowledge any and everyone. We minorities created awards because we were not being acknowledged so we created our own awards. There are so many awards, then you might as well get rid of all of them. Stacey Dash just please close your mouth, I know you want attention, but you are truly an embarrassment to yourself. And just please be honest we deserved many Oscar Nominations, but because of the ethnicity we were overlooked and know this will never change. But God has the last say.

  • The World is not Enough

    I think it suffices to say that Ms. Dash is as hateful as she is pretty. Which is VERY. Secondly, Ms. Dash if by any chance you read this, please follow the advice we all got when we were toddlers. If you can’t say something nice, shut your pie-hole.

  • Sheila Johnson needs to understand this is a business. VIACOM doesnt care, they need to sell advertising. Everyone needs to sell advertising.

  • Blessed Marie

    You are so right

  • JesusSavesatTarget

    “MTV openly refused to play music vidoes from black artists.” Sorry but this is just plain wrong. I was twelve when MTV first came out in 1981 at the height of Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall success and 1982’s Thriller video release which was their biggest audience to date (a huge worldwide event). You literally couldn’t turn on the channel for 30 minutes and not see Michael Jackson during their first 2 years (he was their staple). You are obviously young and referring to a source who is verifiably wrong.

  • Blessed Marie

    Yes

  • Blessed Marie

    I know I can

  • Blessed Marie

    What truth

  • Blessed Marie

    Amen

  • Chris

    I sympathise with whatever you have gone through in life, But “Black Americans” are not your enemy, nor do they want you to bow to them. You may have been victimised in the past and now you hate a certain group, which is understandable. But trust me, Blacks here in America have nothing but love for Africa and Africans.. We have nothing but love for White people too. Never understood why speaking out for equality made certain White people think that meant Blacks are against them. This all started from wanting to be noticed at the Oscars smh

  • john

    You listed there “whites” who did help to end slavery, and that is to be acknowledged and commended. But your missing the BIG FUCKING ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM , there would be no slavery to end had it not been for whites. Why not indentured servants ? why didn’t “whitey” bring the blacks here and make them indentured servants and not slaves as they did with other cultures of people, right ? Why didn’t they say work off your freedom , indentured servant style , huh ? Yall know the truth, yall just PLAYING stupid.

  • F.Sankoh

    She went on those shows and awards programs because she was NOT getting the recognition from those “traditional” media outlets. Since “Clueless”, her only claim to fame is literally showing her ass on behalf of Mitt Romney. Funny how other conservative Black Women (while I may disagree with them politically) Such as Cong. Mia Love, Crystal Wright or Jennifer Carrol NEVER had to debase themselves in order to obtain their platforms to espouse their views.

    As I said before, a “Clueless” hypocrite.

  • john

    Jews are not white, Theyre Jews. Jerusalem is in the middle east. They are semitic peoples.

  • entropy

    I agree. Lower standards to the lowest common denominator and you end up catering to misogyny, anger, racism etc. Interestingly, although this interview was well after the Viacom purchase, she’s actually referencing the changes that were taking place long before that, very close to the start-up. And she refers to the pressure they came under to air video content that was inherently hateful and objectifying of black women – by black men: “I remember during those days we would sit up and watch these videos and decide which ones were going on and which ones were not. We got a lot of backlash from recording artists…and we had to start showing them. I didn’t like the way women were being portrayed in these videos.”

  • Baemie St. Patrick

    QUICK..name 5 movies Stacey Dash was in outside of clueless…..

    drawing a blank???

  • Baemie St. Patrick

    I did like you in Renaissance Man though.

  • GUEST

    Maybe its the way you say and do things no offense but Idris Elba made a sppech on diversity in the UK and he got a positive response a standing ovation to be exact. I dont mean to be rude but yea i was terribly treated but in general i do not have anger but tuff like this winds me up and i have met some good americans. Yes I have seen even white people i know are good people feeling like this is an attack on them personally. ITs a shame because America is supposed to be a n amazing world wide country just remember united you stand divide you fall. And the world is watching.

  • buffymcbuffy

    Why shouldn’t the history of Black Americans be taught throughout the school year? Why should anyone tolerate 1 month out of the year? That means it is no longer necessary to speak of Famous Blacks in history the other months of the year. I find that very offensive and racist as well. There are many important Black Americans in history and 1 month could never cover ALL of them. You should pick up a book about Booker T Washington or Fredrick Douglas or even Clarence Thomas and Larry Elders. These books may open your mind to other ideas and foster FREE thinking.

  • America was established as a White society, which wasnt inclusive to others such as the African Americans who helped build this nation. Due to the exclusion, African Americans created their own such as HBCUs, NAACP, BET, Ebony, JET, Miss Black America, Black History Month etc.

    If America was established as a Black society, which wasnt inclusive to Whites, I would expect us to create our own due to the exclusion. It’s human nature.

    I celebrate Black History Month to teach my kids about the history of America which the syllabus doesnt include. About the Carter Goodsons, the Joycelyn Elders, the Condoleezza Rices, the Thurgood Marshalls. It’s important for them to know of these great Americans. When my son turned 16, I taught him about the slave codes. It’s a ugly hard part of our history but it needs to be known.

  • Anonymous

    And where in this does it say she wants the station closed due to white / black equality or so blacks can be nominated for Oscars?? Thanks, but I stand by my statement – her comments were due to BET falling off message where black entertainers are concerned…

  • Chris

    FYI…Walter Yetnikoff, the president of Jackson’s record label CBS, approached MTV to play the “Billie Jean” video. He became enraged when MTV refused to play the video, and threatened to go public with MTV’s stance on black musicians. “I said to MTV, ‘I’m pulling everything we have off the air, all our product. I’m not going to give you any more videos. And I’m going to go public and fucking tell them about the fact you don’t want to play music by a black guy.'”[7] MTV relented and played the “Billie Jean” video in heavy rotation along with Prince’s “Little Red Corvette”.[7] After the video was aired, Thriller went on to sell an additional 10 million copies.[40] The short film was inducted into the Music Video Producers Hall of Fame in 1992.

  • Jay Young

    Stacey, you still have not addressed anything about giving BET their money back, since you are soooooooo against a predominantly black show and network. Bye, Hollywood reject!

  • I agree that the history of Black Americans shouldnt be confined to 1 month and should be included in the syllabus and taught year round but it isnt.

    We are making the same points.

  • buffymcbuffy

    You don’t even know me to call me names. Comments such as yours belittle the conversation. Individuals are responsible for their own successes and failures and trying to use race is just an excuse for not taking responsibility for your own actions. Remember the old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me”. You give words power over yourself when you let them control your emotions. Don’t give them that power.

  • Jay Young

    Nobody have been thinking about her since Mo’ Money and Clueless. I think the other 2 movies were just straight-to-DVD films.

  • Jay Young

    I completely agree!

  • Lack of appropriate or quality content is definitely a huge part of any network discussion. This doesnt warrant the shutting down of a station though.

  • Jay Young

    That is not the same thing as what Stacey said. That does not mean that Sheila Johnson is against having a black network. She is probably referring to the lack of positive things on the network today. A lot of things have changed with BET over the past decade, and some of those changes were not for the better.

  • Chris

    Research should always precede a reply.

  • Jay Young

    She does not feel the same as Stacey. She is talking about the quality of programming and journalism that BET displayed in the 90s. She is talking about the lack of black empowerment and positivity on BET today. I agree with Sheila Johnson.

  • Critical Thinker

    I totally agree with your comment. However, many blacks people seem to expect non-blacks (or really just whites) to be motivated by the history of discrimination to deny opportunities for themselves, such as the all-white Oscar nominations. It’s not going to happen. No matter how much we complain, march, or attempt to legislate, let’s face it, they love themselves and their children far more than any guilt ( justified or not) they may feel about the past, or present, for that matter. This is true across all political and ideological boundaries. The fact is, we need MORE black-dominated media, not less. Instead of criticizing and complaining about primarily white media outlets, blacks need to be far more concerned with the prevalence and quality of black media outlets.

  • buffymcbuffy

    Then someone needs to change it. Make it loud and clear because history isn’t history if you omit important people in history. I have 3 kids in school and I can tell you Common Core sucks and barely scratches any real history, unfortunately. I call it selective and revisionary history. History was and still is my favorite subject. I love to learn about ALL Americans in American History.

  • Well said. I agree with some of your points.

  • I agree. I love history too. My wife and I both took this course, at the time it was free, on Coursera. Very informative. It’s called History of the slave south. I think you might enjoy it. https://www.coursera.org/course/slavesouth

  • Chris

    Everything you just said is what Blacks have been fighting for in America. Diversity, equality, recognition. We didn’t want BET, first we wanted MTV to play our videos. We didn’t want Black History Month, first we wanted to open up a text book in 3rd, 7th, or 12th grade and see some Black accomplishments. And yes, we would like to be recognized for our acting abilities at the Oscars. None of this is an attack on White people though. More so a plea for inclusion. How can anyone be mad at that??? And why in the world would Stacy Dash be mad at that!?

  • Jacqui McMorris

    Stacey, gurll, I see that you are promoting a book and drumming up interest with all of your Oscar/BET/no Black History month mumbo jumbo. Buy a vowel and get a clue. It really would be nice if we lived in an unbelievably diverse, non-prejudicial, non-racist, non-bigoted, non=havesandhavenots, non=privileged society but we are not microcosms of this world, we live it each day and that is not the norm. Thus, the necessity, IN 2016, for BET/NAACP/Trumpet/Image/PeopleofColor/Just Because Awards because the playing field is not level. Black history was not taught in school and our contributions were widely unknown, ignored, lied about, and swept under the carpet, thus the need for Black History month. I understand that you are on FOX (Hmmm…) as a commentator and some controversy is par for the course, but your opinions, as stated on national TV, do not change the world or its views or its impression of Black people and further divides. Very irresponsible!

  • Well see what happen if we called a network “Country Music Television” ?????

  • yeaNO

    #notallwhitepeople

  • yeaNO

    All white people (regardless of affiliations) benefit in this society and all POC, especially Black people (regardless of class, wealth or dress, etc), are penalized. /END

  • The Truth

    Stacey is correct in her assessment. Nothing more to say.

  • Ronda

    I like this article and thanks for sharing. It further justifies why I choose to learn about history from creditable resources through reading. Yes, I’m very much aware that some white people & Jewish people fought on the frontline during the CRM and that fact can’t or shouldn’t be denied. I would agree that the movie should have referenced this in some way. Why it didn’t, I can’t answer. But I would assume it’s hard to tell the full story in 120 minutes.

    Black history has been white washed, omitted and discounted in this country forever. So just as much as I would like our history to be told and included I also think it should be told in all of its truth.

  • KAE986

    Preach girl!

  • GUEST

    The way you just said that is beautiful and humbling you should write an open letter to these mainstream media. Even those angry at Will and JAda Former fans will have to eat their words its the delivery people are uptight these days the media has twisted so much of what people. As one guy on hear said maybe i should put myself in black americas shoes there must be a way to make your voice heard that will not get people feeling like your going to beat up on them etc; sending light and love to my american brethen

  • What is accurate or correct about her assessment?

  • Me Ba

    Why would she return money that she received for work that she actually performed? You’ve never disagreed with a former employer about something? Come on.

  • I agree she shouldnt have to return the money. That doesnt make sense but I dont believe in smearing or being dishonest regarding a former employer who gave you an opportunity when the industry turned its back on you.

  • john

    Yeah the white men of those times have come to pass as in passed on but the mentality has not. I watched that the video by lennon honor, very smart guy. He understands the real deal. But that has nothing to do with what I’m saying. Hes saying media instigates racism. race based programs. that’s true. The media does play the race card. what you fail to realize is that the brainwashing is not being done to black people. The media is doing the brainwashing to WHITE PEOPLE. Whites are the biggest group of people in this country are being mastered. The messages that the media portrays is not from an black perspective or with a pro black slant. Its a pro white slant. Whites just don’t see it because they are being targeted by the media. So of course they cant see. You need to open your eyes and not be fooled by what you see on tv or what this lennon guy is saying in a video. Black people know that shit already , 100% fold. That video is not a revelation by any means. Whites are being mastered , don’t worry, not all black people are thugs, wear hoodies and rob people. It will be ok.

  • Me Ba

    I like how so many people can’t come up with an articulate argument so they’re just insulting her or saying she’s “washed up” or a “reject” or “irrelevant”. She’s a former actress. Since when is someone not allowed an opinion because they changed jobs? We’re all allowed an opinion, no matter our job or former job. If you don’t have a legitimate argument that you can put forth in an educated manner devoid of insults, then you’re only making yourself look bad by commenting. Be better, people. Do better.

  • john

    Theres plenty of valid arguments ,read the comments below.

  • Chris

    Articulate please

  • Me Ba

    I didn’t say there were none. I am referring to the ones that are just insulting her. Thanks for your help though!

  • Me Ba

    I don’t even necessarily agree or disagree with her, I’m just annoyed that I have to sift through the ignorance to get to the few gems of actual relevant information.

  • entropy

    True. As it happens, she’s the successful co-founder of BET and understands business. In fact she herself ought to understand that she was willing to compromise early on and contributed to the the direction BET took in promoting music videos featuring the abuse of woman and the robbing of both their self-respect and the respect they should be shown by men. Consequently a whole generation or two of black men and women now largely (not completely of course) fail to understand the differences between Love & Respect, and Lust & Denigration. As if the other sociological issues were not enough, this re-defining ’empowerment’ swing in the direction of wanton disregard for self and racial dignity was not created by members of another race. It was self-inflicted.

  • JesusSavesatTarget

    Michael Jackson was the biggest star in the world at the time, you are a moron if you think MTV executives had objections to making truckloads of cash airing his stuff. Music executives always believe their clients deserve more coverage (regardless of race or ethnicity), you obviously have no clue about the industry. And Walter Yetnikoff is a white Jew who couldn’t care less about racial quotas, he was purely motivated by profit.

    Bottom line, Jackson was played wall to wall (undeniable) so this is a moot point you are making about how it came to pass. You are moving the goalposts instead of competently arguing the contention. The original claim was “”MTV openly refused to play music vidoes from black artists” which your highly questionable quote doesn’t even close to proving (it actually does the opposite, it shows MTV gave into demands and did the opposite).

    If this is all you got then you don’t how to formulate a coherent argument. The proof is on the pudding and black artists like Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson were all over MTV’s early days, you are grasping at straws and by relying on a single disgruntled monetarily motivated account over historical evidence.

  • Ronda

    It’s obvious you want the few white people recognized for the good that they did during the oppression of POC. But that’s exactly how black people have felt all of their lives. POC are always generalized. Do you know how many times I hear “black people & welfare” or “black people & lazy”. I work hard everyday, earn every single penny of my six figure income and I’ve never received welfare or some government hand out. But hey, I just get thrown in a category with everybody else.

  • john

    np

  • bunionstomper

    It’s a shame when someone is so dumb they don’t even know how dumb they are. A slightly less dumb person knows they should keep quiet on a topic they don’t know anything about.
    1. BET is owned by Viacom…last I checked that’s not black owned
    2. She still has no explanation for her hypocrisy about appearing on the show for a network she claims to be anti-american
    3. BET awards have had nearly two dozen non-black nominees and winners on their award shows the past two years
    4. Like she said…no one watches BET, why is it worth bringing up?

  • entropy

    Yes, “similar concerns to Stacey, albeit from a couple of different perspectives…”

  • GUEST

    Lol

  • entropy

    Explain, what do you mean “BET falling off message where black entertainers are concerned…”?

  • GUEST

    Black been mastered too as MLK said either we learn to live together as brothers and perish as fools

  • bunionstomper

    David Bowie called out MTV on this issue. Just because you can name two artist who appeared on their network doesn’t mean you’re correct.

  • “Consequently a whole generation or two of black men and women now largely (not completely of course) fail to understand the differences between Love & Respect, and Lust & Denigration.”

    This is not confined to one race. This is as a society.

  • entropy

    Absolutely agree. Sad, right? Would be nice to see more (edit) with just a little or a lot of power and influence try to swing it in the other direction…

  • Anonymous

    The very same things Sheila spoke of – lowing the standards of black entertainment for higher ratings and shows not of the good quality that they were when her & Bob Johnson owned the company… It means not presenting blacks in the same positive light that other races are portrayed as in their shows every day!!

  • The Johnsons wanted BET to be like Ebony magazine on TV. After the sale to Viacom, BET’s quality of programming went south.

  • True. Well the same can be said in the late 60’s. It’s a generational thing.

  • Chris

    You are the idiot who is grasping at straws. I provided you with concrete evidence of how the first Black videos came to air on MTV and you write the above foolishness? Michael Jackson became the worlds biggest star AFTER the exposure that he fought for on MTV dummy. His VIDEOS catapulted his stardom. Now try googling David Bowie’s take on the issue and get back to me

  • Not similar. Stacey was outright being dishonest and trolling for a paycheck. It’s only thing to have constructive criticism of something and another but flat out lie. She lied and was exposed. It should be a lesson.

  • John Murray

    @F – So, if you don’t get an Oscar but you Do get an award from, oh say, the local theater community you shouldn’t accept it because that would be hypocrisy? Sounds to me like she just accepted honors when someone offered them to her, just like other actors do even if it isn’t an Oscar. Did she use that to promote herself – OF COURSE! How about the actors that have actually picked up their Razzie Awards? Are they hypocrites because they accepted an award for a terrible film they made or are they smart enough to realize that their livelihood depends on being seen publicly and so when ever you can get positive exposure you take it?
    Tell me, will it make ALL of these actors currently boycotting the Oscars hypocrites if in the future they get a nomination and they show up? Are they hypocrites for accepting a nomination or an award in the past when they think it is SO obvious the Academy is racist?

  • racerxonthe8th

    Well then dumb, (spelled bunionstomper), doesn’t know how corporations are run. Who’s the C.E.O.? Who runs the day to day operations? If you think this whole thing is pointless then why would you even comment?

  • Well I think lots of people below, myself included, have rebutted articulately. The problem with Ms Dash’s opinion is that it holds no weight and is an outright lie. Just because you have an opinion, doesnt mean there is truth to it. If you get exposed for a bogus opinion, you should apologize.

    If not for Ebony, JET, BET, NAACP, Essence etc, Stacey Dash would be irrelevant today. These platform gave her the recognition she has today. So for her to view such an ignorant, uninformative opinion is disgraceful and shameful.

  • racerxonthe8th

    Thank You, Stacey! We are all tired of the double standards. Thank you for speaking up for Americans! People have been lied to for so long and are so afraid of being called a racist, just for having a different opinion, nobody wants to speak up anymore. You give us hope in this crazy world.

  • If you agree with Stacey Dash, I would love to hear your opinion on CMT. Do you feel CMT needs to shut down?

    btw, If you are looking for hope from Stacey Dash, you are living in a crazy world.

  • Jason Jermaine Smith

    No one remembers anything she ever did other than Clueless, LoL. BET wasn’t started as a means of self-segregating blacks from the rest of society. It was started to give us a voice. The Game was her last shot at relevancy and everyone but her has blossomed from it. Such a shame that after all this time she’s only remembered for a supporting actress role in a movie that no one born in the past decade will even hear of.

  • Chris

    So do you believe in inclusion or exclusion? Should Blacks be recognized at the Oscars or no? Because if no, that’s where a BET comes from…If yes, well that’s where this whole debate stems from. Please explain your double standard theory though…

  • Jade Harris

    Understand that those with “REAL” accents can not be understood. So that would have been another issue. The NFL didn’t want that movie made so anything that made the issue into mainstream wasn’t going to be nominated. It’s about MONEY…

  • Cliff

    Absolutely, The Truth!

  • Cliff

    Love her, she has it right.

  • Phelisa Pittman

    Ms. Dash, you sound very foolish and ignorant, and your points of argument are first, untrue and second, completely out of context. The need for any ethnic or minority entity’s creation was due to the exclusion of those cultures, achievements or accomplishments from the mainstream. If the accomplishments of all groups were distributed evenly, there would be no need for the creation of other outlets to showcase them. But because we have a society dominated by white male power structure, that has historically discriminated against minority groups, equality has not been the norm. Hence the need for various other outlets to showcase as well as educate the public that other groups of people do make significant contributions and add to the whole collective. You are disgraceful and you sound woefully ignorant and unintelligent. You would do well to further your education and knowledge base, and refrain from coments until such time that you have attained them.#JustSoundSilly

  • Chris

    Very well said

  • James Warner

    How about this crazy notion? If someone with black skin is the best actor/actress they get the Oscar. If no one with black skin was the best in any of the categories that particular year they don’t get an Oscar. I know crazy.

  • Phelisa Pittman

    No one has a problem with her speaking, just with her speaking LIES. The statements she made were untrue, and really ignorant concerning the topic at hand. The need for other outlets was born out of the fact that the achievements and accomplishments of minorities have historically been either ignored, or removed from public acknowledgement. She has self-hatred issues. She’s not someone wise or smart, just ignorant and money hungry.

  • Jade Harris

    Fall on a sword…you are a waste of human breath…None of what you said is true and trying to justify it make you look even more ignorant. Oh, yeah…going back to school, sitting in a classroom that teaches the proper way to write a sentence, might also help you…

  • Chris

    I completely agree! Soooo do Blacks just suck at acting? Based on the history of the Oscars? Is that what you are saying?

  • LMFAO!! I agree becos the Oscars are inclusive. The only issue I have is the voting process is slowly being tainted by big studios.

  • Exactly. Great example is CMT.

  • The fact is Dr Umalu doesnt even sound like a real Nigerian. Nigerians call his own accent “phonee”. They say he speaks with an Americanized accent.

  • Garcia Tyner

    I’m assuming you all agree with the segregation aspect of the discussion. So…we are able (as black people) to create something that honors US only (the majority of the time) but complain when they honor themselves? They’re only identifying with themselves (sarcasm) The problem must be solved as a whole. We can’t do that while segregating ourselves…I can’t complain about segregation…and then segregate myself. That would make me a hypocrite… I’m saying that I’m in agreeance with Stacy. No BET…I don’t wan’t to have to surf for one or two chanels where I can enjoy black people on TV. BTW, when was the last time ANY of us turned on BET and watched programming centered on educating the black population about our history. The History Chanel has done a far superior job at that than BET. We need to Hit the major networks and DEMAND more black oriented programing. No Black History Month. Are we REALLY expected to try and shove our history into 28 days? REALLY? We need to go to the publishers of the history books and DEMAND that our history be included as a whole in the material. We need to go to the schools and DEMAND that our history be included in the curriculum! Have you ever walked into a room full of white people you didn’t know and saw a few black people there? If so…where did you end up? There is nothing wrong with identifying with those we are comfortable with. However, we can’t change anything by flocking to the corner…I’d give up BET in a HEARTBEAT if we could turn to ABC or CBS on any given day and watch QUALITY black programming. I’d give up Black History Month IN A FLASH if my child could go to history class on April 6th and begin a chapter in the history book about King Tutankhamun. The corner is a metaphor… We’re spending so much time admiring the improvements that we’ve made to this CORNER that we’re forgetting that WE BUILT THE WHOLE FUCKING ROOM…LITERALLY! #KINGS

  • James Warner

    I really don’t know if skin color relates to acting ability? I have no data and can’t find any studies to back up a conclusion one way or another. Ha ha. If I had to guess, skin color probably has nothing to do with acting ability. What I am saying is that sometimes the law of averages dictates that an anomaly like this may occur. If anything it probably had more to do with the type of roles African Americans (or as I like to say, just Americans) were cast in this year. I am not just going to jump to the worst possible conclusion without evidence. Not to mention, the Oscars and acting, well let just say there are more important things we probably should be worrying about.

  • Tracy Powell

    Im not sure BET lies to Black People I’m not sure BET says anything at all. Pure entertainment owned by mainstream corporations doing what corporations do.

  • Convoy

    Wait hold up a second. People didn’t know about The Game because it was on BET? You do know that it was on The CW for three seasons first right? BET saved the series.

  • GeneForte

    Always liked Ms. Dash..she is upfront and gorgeous!

  • Cam_Winston

    Which black artist is CMT not showing? They play Darius Rucker all the time….sometimes Cowboy Troy. Can’t think of too many current black artists that have hit songs, so it seems dubious to complain about a one way street. It’s not CMT’s fault that blacks don’t prefer country music as a career. I, for one, would like MORE Darius Rucker albums.

    BTW, the “C” stands for country, not caucasian. That comparison (which someone else made earlier using the exact same channel, which reinforces that the thundering herd of individual thought on the left always runs in the same direction) isn’t quite adept for a music channel vs. one designated for a specific race. Why didn’t you choose Univision? Needed whitey to be the antagonist so much a false comparison was necessary?

  • GeneForte

    Yeah…blah, blah, blah….just like the NAACP. My best friend and brother who passed away in my arms, Dr. Carl A. Galloway (African American) always said NAACP stood for “Negroes Against Anything Considered Progressive”. I have no doubt that you are a card carrying member and are on Sharpton and Jackson’s donation list. (LOL) Keep your hate for other African Americans who have the dignity and honor not to belong to a bunch of whining “color of skin” opportunists.

  • GeneForte

    Once again, the same goes for you…….Yeah…blah, blah, blah….just like the NAAACP. My best friend and brother who passed away in my arms, Dr. Carl A. Galloway (African American) always said NAACP stood for “Negroes Against Anything Considered Progressive”. I have no doubt that you are a card carrying member and are on Sharpton and Jackson’s donation list. (LOL) Keep your hate for other African Americans who have the dignity and honor not to belong to a bunch of whining “color of skin” opportunists.

  • You completely missed my point. BET, CMT and even Univision were created out of exclusion and consumer choice. MTV never played country music nor showcase the amazing talent, CMT was born. BET was created out of exclusion and to showcase the successes, achievements and enhance the image of Black Americans (according to the founders, The Johnsons).

    If the accomplishments of all groups were distributed evenly, there would be no need for the creation of other outlets to showcase them.

  • Chris

    Well, this whole debate stems from Oscars and acting. So while I agree, I wouldn’t mention Oscars and acting in a comment section about the Flint water crisis, but I figured here would be fine… Furthermore if skin color doesn’t have anything to do with acting ability, wouldn’t the law of averages determine a more balanced result? There are African American roles/films that should have gotten consideration this year as well as every year…and the problem is the lack of diversity in the academy, not the “type of roles African Americans were cast in” lol

  • James Warner

    1. Flip a coin 4 times.
    2. Repeat step one 100 times.

    Law of averages dictates that 1 in every 16 times you will get all 4 flips as tails.

    Don’t test my math skills. 🙂

  • James Warner

    Also my little experiment below assumes 50/50 odds. Since African Americans are only about 13% of the population those odds change a little. Of course their are more than 4 categories too.

  • Convoy

    Hope? You’re going to make me laugh. She is not telling any sort of truth. She’s being a coon. Period. What are we being lied to about? Why is there a BET? All you have to do is look up David Bowie’s interview with MTV to know why. He said that there was a lack of black artists being played. Then when the guy interviewing said that, “Well, a 15 year old white girl might not connect with a black artist,” Bowie’s response was, “What about the 15 year old black kid?” That’s why a BET exists.

    But this argument wasn’t even about BET. What Jada Pinkett’s video was about, it is about being recognized for what is done. It wasn’t about being included in white movies or TV. It was about being recognized for what is done.

  • Convoy

    How about this crazy notion. There just aren’t enough roles for blacks.

  • You think the major networks who only care about profits gives 2 shits about your demand for black centric programming. No they dont. They care about ratings and advertising.

    These networks are geared toward a mainstream demographic, people like me (white). There is nothing racist or exclusionary about people of color creating spaces for themselves were they can make the content they want to make. Where a black actor can be cast in the main role, without being told by an exec or a producer that they might “alienate” their demographic.

    When people of color say that there is no content that reflects them or who they are, people flippantly may say “Well why don’t you just make it your self?” Well BET, prior to VIACOM sale, was black people making something for themselves, but I guess that is a bad thing now.

  • James Warner

    I have no idea if that is true or not? But lets say it is. Ok, explain to me what that has to do with an award show.

  • Phelisa Pittman

    My comment was in reply to Ms. Dash’s comments that there was no need for entities such as BET, or the like and that BET did not recognize non-blacks. Both statements were false. Plenty of non-majority entities that have been developed also showcase accomplishments of various other ethnic groups, and because as I stated, historically and even now, minority accomplishments of any kind OTHER than “basketball” and sports, have not been recognized by white mainstream America. Secondly, these other entities have continuously recognized other ethnic groups whether they be white, Latino Asian, etc., based on their body of work, and achievements(you can verify that by looking at the nominees and winners at these various shows). Your comment to me was really unnecessary, and off topic. And for the record, we are not asking to see “more” of us than you, we just want to be seen, period. And as for who’s the best in sports, it’s pretty easy to assess, because all you have to do is count the points on the board. In film and other venues, the selection is much more subjective and culturally biased.

  • Chris

    Lol I’m going to concede to your math skills. But this isn’t a random coin flip. It should be a careful consideration of one’s skills. So again, do Blacks just really suck at acting/directing/supporting/key gripping and the more than 4 other categories?

  • Phelisa Pittman

    You are obviously a troll, so you deserve no further comment. Hope life for you improves.

  • I’m just going to trust her family member on this. She is saying all this blather and BS for money.

  • We have Danilo Gallinari, Nikola Pekovic, Chandler Parsons, David Lee, Brook Lopez, Kevin Love, Marc Gasol. List goes on. In hip-hop we have Macklemore, Logic, Action Bronson, Mac Miller, Aesop Rock, Iggy, G Eazy, Brother Ali, Machine Gun Kelly and the list goes on.

    We want more… give us more now!!! LOL

  • James Warner

    No. I just think it is just how the chips fell. I don’t know how you can draw conclusions from a single year of an award show. Now you see this trend over 5 years or something then it starts to become unlikely. I don’t think it has anything to do with skin color or skill. I don’t know how you could be getting that I am making the statement “blacks suck at acting” from what I said?

  • LMFAO!!

  • Chris

    A single year!? Are you serious? There is a long history behind this and this is the second year in a row Black actors have been completely shut out sir.

    But let me add, I do not think it is about blatant racism. I blame it on the lack of diversity in the academy, which is said to be 80-90 percent really old White males. These old White males do not have to be racist, but they are out of touch with a younger generation that includes diversity. I would be much more comfortable with a 80-90 percent academy of YOUNG White males

  • Garcia Tyner

    Are you trying to tell me that sitting on the back of the bus is a good thing…again?

  • How about this crazy notion: You go to work, bust your ass excel above all others within the company and then sit back and watch those who don’t do half as a remarkable job as you get rewarded time and time again. Never mind that you busted your ass and made them millions, never mind that you broke the sales goals for six consecutive weeks and your name alone draws clients into your company. Guess you weren’t the best then huh?

  • This is the second year it has happened and how fucking special that most of those who have won played whores, bad guys, drug dealers or slaves?

  • Awards were generally more geared toward us Caucasians, and as a result of that, and how we tended to dominate the awards while some noted actors went unrecognized, a movement was generated to honor the achievements of performers within the industry who had gone unrecognized. NAACP Image Awards and Theatre Awards, BET Awards, Langston Hughes Medal. It is not racist in the least, it is recognizing actors from a culture. You aren’t perhaps old enough to realize why these awards started.

  • You can only call someone a racist when they spew racist blather bullshit. I can’t say I am not a curser saying curse words now can I?

  • Garcia Tyner

    Is that ALL you read?

  • I’m sure it isn’t just pointing out how Ms. Dash is a liar.

  • AND I’m surprised she admitted to being black AND a woman.

  • The make up of an Industry is completely different from who is recognized for excellence. The NFL is majority African American, the 2015 ESPY for best NFL Player was awarded to Aaron Rodgers.

  • Because she says what you can’t at the expense of herself. She is black you know that right?

  • Yea yea yea, just because you have a black friend doesn’t mean you aren’t a racist.

  • Garcia Tyner

    CMT is GENRE ORIENTED! is BLACK a GENRE?

  • LOL. I never said that nor did I imply that.

  • Garcia Tyner

    Yeah… You’re kinda telling me that it’s ok to “stay where my own kind are”

  • She’s entitled to her opinion, however she is NOT entitled to her own facts which have been proven to be lies. It is so true that people would love the sweetest lie than the bitter truth.

  • Nope. Never said that. If you put it in a historical context, we created this society and it wasnt inclusive to certain groups e.g. Blacks. If you look at the Oscars winners since the beginning of the awards, save for Hattie McDaniel and Rita Moreno, up until the 60s/70s it was a white affair.
    Now, if you search the internet there are subgroups of white people who have special awards and societies; Irish, Greek, Jewish, Italian, Celtic/ Gaelic Polish. Embrace your kind.

  • Garcia Tyner

    Tell me something informative that you’ve gotten from BET…I’ll wait.

  • Very well said!

  • Does the Kanye West video count too?

  • Garcia Tyner

    “Embrace your kind” is equivalent to your telling us to “settle” for what we’ve been dealt. You’ll probaby be trying to tell me it’s ok not to read shortly…

  • InterestingChoice

    What would happen if…
    We had a WET (White Entertainment Network), and a brand new prime time show called ‘White-ish’.
    …Discuss!

  • BET Tonight, Teen Summit, Black Men Speak Out: The Aftermath, Conversations with Ed Gordon.

    This is BET in the 90s when The Johnsons controlled it. BET after Viacom took over is as trash as MTV. BET does more damage than good to the image of African Americans.

  • Sorry that doesn’t fly with me. My husband and I are the only black people on our block. We have movie nights every Saturday showcasing movies from ALL genre’s. When we played “Straight Outta Compton” my (very) old ass, white ass neighbor wanted to watch it again and again. Same with Creed and same with Beasts of No Nation. I don’t buy that bullchit that age has anything to do with it.

  • And you’ll keep waiting. I haven’t watched BET in over 20 years because the crap they have on there now doesn’t appeal to black people like it used to.

  • Albany’s Finest

    BET & The BET Awards only exist because Black artists and musicians weren’t being played on MTV for an incredibly long period of time nor being recognized at award shows like the VMAs. When people wouldn’t include us, we created our own! Just like with Historically Black Colleges & Universities. State universities didn’t want to integrate so they donated money for blacks to start their own. There’s no need for a WET Awards because most award shows cater to & recognize white people. People like you love to live with selective memory & say the existence of things created for black people is racist when the cause of their existence in the first place is racism from white people and lack of inclusion! Your ignorance is appalling. Never confuse the symptom for the cause of the problem. America’s history of “white supremacy” is the root of why Black people created their own, including award shows to recognize their own. And unlike the Oscars, the BET Awards recognizes artists based on merit in the Genre not skin color. Sam Smith, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke & Justin Bieber have all won awards because their styles crossover into R&B.

    Also, “Black-ish” is on ABC. Do better…

  • Phelisa Pittman

    I agree with most of what you’re saying. I don’t think she’s being totally objective because she obviously thought that his performance was at least worth a nomination. But the premise of what she was speaking on is certainly true. The why of it, however, is a little more complicated. I think George clooney spoke about the number of roles of substance being few for minorities, and that ultimately needs to change. The fewer quality roles, the fewer people nominated. I just think that Ms. Dash is really vying for controversy to keep herself relevant, as opposed to her having any really authentic indignation when it comes to issues of substance. The problem with the Oscars, as with anything, if the players who hold the power are not a diverse group, the less likely there will be diversity in their choosing of nominees. But Hollywood and all of that is really very superficial, and I am always much more concerned with issues of inequality that have an effect on everyday living, i.e. wages, and benefits, and access to capital and resources. Those are REAL areas of concern that we need to focus on when it comes to diversity and equality.

  • Albany’s Finest

    Ms. Dash, just as I informed someone in your comments, I’ll educate you. BET & The BET Awards only exist because Black artists and musicians weren’t being played on MTV for an incredibly long period of time nor being recognized at award shows like the VMAs. When people wouldn’t include us, we created our own! Just like with Historically Black Colleges & Universities. State universities didn’t want to integrate so they donated money for blacks to start their own. There’s no need for a WET Awards because most award shows cater to & recognize white people. People like you love to live with selective memory & say the existence of things created for black people is self-segregation when the cause of their existence in the first place is racism from white people and lack of inclusion! Never confuse the symptom for the cause of the problem. America’s history of “white supremacy” is the root of why Black people created their own, including award shows to recognize their own. And unlike the Oscars, the BET Awards recognizes artists based on merit in the Genre not skin color. Sam Smith, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke & Justin Bieber have all won awards because their styles crossover into R&B. You work for Fox News so I know you’re not used to fact checking before speaking on air, but it’s about time you did.

  • Garcia Tyner

    …and are your children coming home (anytime besides February) with assignments centered on black history?

  • White Entertainment Network= ABC, NBC, CBS, MTV need I go on?

  • If you take “Embrace your kind” to mean “settle for what we’ve been dealt”, then you are on a path to self destruction.

    When the Jewish community “embrace their kind”, do you think they are settling for what they’ve been dealt?

  • Garcia Tyner

    So why would you be so content with telling me that we should remain complacent with BET and not attempt to intergrate ourselves…

  • Anthony Laudani

    Roland Martin summed it up the best. You are a hypocrite. Anyone at this point can see that Fox News is pimping you out on TV like a whore so almost anything that comes out your month can’t be taken seriously. These same black owned companies and businesses that you are trashing with your ignorant views are the same business and companies that created your career. It wasn’t a problem when BET and black owned magazines was cutting you a check but now all of a sudden it’s a problem for you? Come on now. Stop it. And not to mention that your statements, just to attempt to prove some kind of point, are false. Also let’s be clear, black history month is not just about appreciation of Black People in American history but about awareness because let’s be real, if it wasn’t for that month then God knows black history wouldn’t even be a topic in American history books. I think you and whoever agrees with you are missing the point of having black owned business that support black people. Black people need BET and The Image Awards because no matter what black people do right or successfully America will still treat us like the way you and many others treat Barack Obama….with no respect.

  • InterestingChoice

    Hmmm, so you would or would not have a problem with a new show called ‘White-ish’. or a specific network called the White Entertainment Network? I am confused.

  • Garcia Tyner

    Mr White…don’t do it, ok. You’re here pretending to be unbiased or apethetic or…IDK. when the truth is you’re probably somewhere with a hood on trying to convince us that we should not be more proactive concering our integration.

  • You really have no clue who you are talking to. I am the daughter of a Civil Rights Activist/Militant, He didn’t wait for or expect them white folks to teach his black children, Black History. My sisters and I were given the benefit and pleasure of TWO educations. One where my mother would dress me in pretty dresses and bows and send me off to public schools to learn THEIRstory and the other where I learned MYstory in the comfort of my own home. I was that child that returned to that public school and disputed the lies my teacher tried to tell me and my peers. I was that student that filled the holes and put into context the gaps, edits and omissions of Black History. I am one that KNOW my heritage and history did not begin with slavery. The knowledge I attained over the 51+ years I’ve been doing this is shared with not only my sons, but with the 150 or so at risk youths I have mentored since 1980. Any more questions?

  • I never said you should be complacent with BET. We have integrated ourselves and keep doing so. You got to stop putting words in my mouth and read my comments properly.

  • Ronda

    Thank you for making that point as it relates to that irrelevant response using basketball as an example. Art (which is how acting is categorized) is subjective. You can’t tell me who deserves an award for their acting any more than I can tell you. However…. It is easily determined who can play basketball. Either you can shoot a free throw or you can’t….etc! And NBA team owners or coaches have never cared about the skin color. They care about $$$ and winning. You could be blue with yellow polka dots, but if you can play like MJ, Larry Bird and LaBron James you’re on the team.

    So TC, you have to try again.

  • LOL. It’s the internet, I could care less about proving anything.

  • Albany’s Finest

    You clearly have a problem with making false equivalencies. I’m not going to debate someone that is purposely missing the point just to try to make a nonexistent one lol Move along.

  • InterestingChoice

    You sound very angry !
    Which also promotes a single minded narrow view. Which is why over half the problem in this world cant ever get resolved. Nobody is willing to see that the other half actually does have a point, and that there is a way to meet in the middle. Too much of a win at all cast, My way or I’ll take my ball and go home.
    Sad times we live in when nobody can take a moment and ‘Listen’

  • Garcia Tyner

    When people of color say that there is no content that reflects them or who they are, people flippantly may say “Well why don’t you just make it your self?”…hence BET. “You think the major networks who only care about profits gives 2 shits about your demand for black centric programming. No they dont…” Those are YOUR words…

  • I said that on a different site. I doubt there is anything racist, it’s just the academy voting system. Its outdated. Average members are 60 year old white men. My father is over 60 and our taste in movies is very different even though he originally moulded my taste in film.

  • InterestingChoice

    Or is it really because there is a point, and everybody (Like yourself) is to afraid to be politically incorrect and engage!

  • You don’t seem to be receptive of seeing the side of black people. Quick to dismiss. You should follow your own advice to LISTEN & HEAR

  • InterestingChoice

    I hear just fine.
    What I hear is too many people jumping on a woman with an opinion that does not match their own.
    What I hear is a world to afraid to look from somebody else’s shoes
    What I hear is the pounding of hypocrisy all around.

  • Garcia Tyner

    Let me rephrase the question then. Are OUR children coming home (anytime besides February) with assignments centered on black history? You being “who you are” should tell you that our need for education on our history starts at home. However, why can’t this history be integrated at a BROADER more uniform scale? You’ve mentored over 150 children. I thank you for that. Do you know how many we can reach if we do away with our self-segregative behaviour and DEMAND that our history be taught! Self-segregation comes in many forms ma’am. I did not see you write “WE”…not once…

  • InterestingChoice

    Really you should… NONE of those have a title in a racist way like the White Entertainment Network, or the Black Entertainment Network. Who would scream the loudest if ABC suddenly said we want to be the White Ent. Network?

  • She has a right to her opinions, however she doesn’t have a right to skew the facts or tell outright lies. Before becoming a puppet to Fox, she rode to fame on the coat tails of black people. She got by on her looks as she’s been Clueless since BEFORE clueless. Again, I am going to trust her cousin on her reasoning for stirring the pot, it’s for money and to revive her dead ass career. Oh and for the record? I used to like Stacy, she had a certain quality that was appealing. That was BEFORE she pimped herself out to Fox.

  • InterestingChoice

    Does it really matter what network the show is on…
    Put the new show White-ish on ANY network, the result would be the same.
    Are you getting the point. I see that cut and paste is your friend, so please do better.

  • You really have a problem with reading comprehension don’t you? It has been explained to you WHY BET was formed and you choose to ignore it.

  • Who watches BET? I am a 60’s child so please miss me with that diversified bullshit.

  • Stacey is only right because she appeals to your thought process, she would be so right if she was telling you white folks the same thing. FOH

  • Typical entitled white person response. You mofo’s are so afraid of losing your privilege you confuse 2016 with 1619. You don’t like it? Kill yourself or get over it, the choice is yours.

  • No you don’t if you had your own thought process you wouldn’t be repeating the same drivel that are on other website discussing this matter. I am wrong only because you are a part of the system that continues to allow this type of shit to go on. Telling me I’m off topic doesn’t make it so any more than me saying there’s a unicorn in my back yard makes it so.

  • Typical response. You try to jump fly with me then grasp your got damn pearls when I don’t comply. I’ve been trying to discuss this with you intelligently, it was YOU that tried to be slick with your comments. Don’t want what you give? Stop fucking giving it. AGAIN it has been explained WHY there is a BET. YOU choose to live in your ignorance rather than to see the other side. Typical privileged and entitled white person like I said. Your tears don’t move me.

  • Garcia Tyner

    As a mentor…you’re really starting to make yourself look foolish ma’am.

  • Well they are. The major demographic of the big 6 are White Americans.

  • rayne215

    Why do people keep throwing this out there? Why would people have a issue with a show called White-ish? Have all the white centric programming you want. (If its possible to have any more)

  • Foolish to who? I am lucky that the children I mentor aren’t as thick headed and are much more respectful than people online. YOU don’t know me from shit so your opinion of me doesn’t mean shit.

  • Garcia Tyner

    So…because OUR opinions don’t matter…YOU go on an emotional tirade? You said you were in your 50’s…right?

  • Albany’s Finest

    Unlike Stacey Dash, no one is paying me to talk to people, so I’d rather give you the minimal amount of my precious time and paste what I told you to her. And if you paid attention to when it was posted, I actually responded to you before her. Being observant and not entitled is your friend, so YOU please do better, as I’ve said before. Have a blessed day.

  • Honey, it takes a village, I can only speak for the children I deal with. Now let me ask you, DO your children come home with assignments centered on Black History in every month besides February? My father took a proactive stance to make sure the children in his home and of his community were taught their Black History. When you realize they won’t be taught in traditional schools, YOU have to teach them. The same premise with BET, they weren’t giving us recognition so we gave it to ourselves. FOR ME, I would have loved a segregated society, however history tells us (Tulsa, MOVE in Philadelphia, & Rosewood among other black communities) that bitter jealous white people would NEVER allow that to happen.

  • My wife’s great grandmother died waiting on her 40 acres and a mule. Maybe she wasn’t entitled to it. Welp! Guess she’ll get over it.

  • When “we” includes ALL ethnicities, I will type we. I refuse to beg and plead to be accepted in a society that wasn’t designed for me.

  • 1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 23.1 million
    2. NCIS (CBS) 22.4 million
    3. Sunday Night Football (NBC) 21.7 million
    4. The Walking Dead (AMC) 18.3 million
    5. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 17.9 million
    6. The Blacklist (NBC) 16.9 million
    7. Person of Interest (CBS) 16.2 million
    8. Dancing With the Stars (ABC) 15.5 million
    9. Blue Bloods (CBS) 15.2 million
    10. The Voice (Monday) (NBC) 14.7 million
    11. Criminal Minds (CBS) 14.4 million
    12. Castle (ABC) 14.3 million
    13. Modern Family (ABC) 14.1 million
    14. The Voice (Tuesday) (NBC) 14.0 million
    15. Monday Night Football (ESPN) 13.7 million
    16. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS) 13.4 million
    tie, Elementary (CBS) 13.4 million
    18. Downton Abbey (PBS) 13.2 million
    19. Scandal (ABC) 13.0 million
    tie, Resurrection (ABC) 13.0 million

    Who is the primary demographic for these shows, apart from number 19?

  • Jessi

    Question for everyone: how do you feel about Telemundo and Univision? I always see people talking about how there shouldn’t be a BET, but what about other networks that were created for other races?

    And you can’t tell me that those of hispanic origin haven’t complained before because they have. In fact, late last year for example, a Latino man wrote an article complaining that there were no Latino people on “Empire”. Then some other Latinos complained. Here’s the funny thing: I have Puerto Rican and Cuban friends that have said that they’ve never really seen black people on shows that Telemundo and Univision airs. Any time I’ve come across those channels, I never see any black people on them. And you know what? That’s fine, but I can’t recall the last time I saw a black person complain about this.

    Anyway, back to my question. Should ALL networks for different races be shutdown or are people only picking BET?

  • Also young man (I assume) did you know that in the last of his days the MLK felt he had lead us to slaughter? That all that non violence he preached to us didn’t deter white folks from lynching black people for exercising their rights? MLK felt maybe segregation was best, however he knew the nature of the beast would never let that happen. If we segregate ourselves who will they find to oppress next? Red heads? Blondes? Who?

  • JesusSavesatTarget

    “His VIDEOS catapulted his stardom.”

    Wrong again. “I Want You Back”, “ABC”, “The Love You Save”. “I’ll Be There” (do you live under a rock)? The Jackson 5 led by a pre-pubescent Michael were first recording act to have their first four singles reach #1 (in 1970)!! He had been a star for decades before the music video era. He didn’t need MTV, a fledgling MTV needed him.

    “Billie Jean, Beat It and especially Thriller, in a way Michael and MTV rode each other to glory.”–Quincy Jones

  • InterestingChoice

    Riding the coat tails of Black people. Does that not sound racist to you?
    Did she not do the work (good or bad)
    …and do not be confused why anybody this profession does ANYTHING. So are you saying any actor/actress is pimping themselves out, or just her because you currently don’t like what she is saying?
    Again, I am confused. What is the real complaint here?
    100’s of years of oppression that can never be repaid, the unjust actions against any other race but white…

  • What the fuck are YOU talking about? I’m not whining about whether my opinions matter to people on this thread. As long as a mofo discusses with me in a respectful manner I will be respectful. I didn’t see you saying shit to the other person but you want to come for me? Typical, you check the person who responds to disrespect instead of checking the person who caused the disrespect in the first place? Typical.

  • Very good observation. And it’s only BET that they are picking on like no other ethnic groups have their history months.

  • How is saying she rode the coat tails of black people racist? It’s the truth. We aren’t arguing whether she did the work (I for one think it’s stupid for BET to say give them back their check even though it was VERY funny) She is pimping herself out and that comes from the mouth of someone who knows her better than ANY of us. How does the bully find the audacity to whine about being a bully?

  • Chris

    Yes CATAPULTED!!! Do you even know what that means? Of course everyone knows he was a child star. He became a MEGASTAR from the exposure of MTV. And below is how it went down from the horses mouth. What are you even arguing?

  • InterestingChoice

    I think you are in denial! I comprehend just fine, what I am asking you to do is see beyond your own prejudice, and you clearly cant!
    Why is it OK to have a Black Entertainment Network, and not a White Entertainment Network ?
    Why is it ok for Women to go in to the men’s locker room after sporting events, but not Men in to women’s locker rooms after sporting events?
    Why o why!

  • Not a conspiracy just a system that has been put in place since 1619 or there abouts.

  • What have I denied other than your blather? I’m not prejudice, I was blessed with a father who though lived through Jim Crow and Segregation still saw the good in white folks. I refuse to keep going back and forth with you because now you are proving you are resting in the comfort of willful ignorance when others on this thread explained to you in terms even chewed gum could comprehend. You think you can beat me down with that foolishness? No you can’t.

  • InterestingChoice

    Interesting point of view.

  • Chris

    Well could you tell me your take on why you think BET (Black Entertainment Television) was created in the first place before we continue?

  • InterestingChoice

    The demographic that spends the most money based on the advertisers… or is that just crazy talk. and if it is, have we jumped to ‘This demographic is all white’
    I hear what your screamin’, but you have to agree…

  • InterestingChoice

    Is this the patient forgiving nurturing attitude you use while mentoring?

  • Phelisa Pittman

    Exactly. Everyone should have an opportunity for substantial roles, not JUST stereotypical depictions. All people, of All races should be able to vie for roles showing more accurate and diverse depictions of characters. And yes, the only Oscars that have been won by people of color have been as negative stereotypes. There are plenty of movies with black, Latino and Asian casts that have depicted the same type of characters as those in many films that have been nominated with all white casts. I think maybe Jada’s comments were just what the academy needed to force the conversation and face reality. The only way to change is to first admit the problem. Hopefully we’ll see more diversity in the future.

  • rainman

    I agree totally with you Stacey; and I APPLAUD you for stating the truth about EVERYTHING!!

    Our major problem is with the Democratic Party, NAACP, and Black Caucus
    Boule members. The Democratic Party, is the Party of Entitlement Seeking
    Buffoons. It is NOT the Political Party for Blacks. They are modern day
    Slave Masters with their Black Minions who scurry about like rats and
    slugs doing their bidding. The Democratic Party were/are affiliated with
    the KKK.

    In 1924 they held a KLAN Bake Convention. Senators who were Democrats were
    open KKK members; and the Prostituting, Subservient NAACP gives
    Robert Byrd, one of THE most racist slumbags that ever existed in the
    Democratic Party a 100% rating because he voted for 33 of their
    proposals, and gave them 10 million dollars for the Michael King (Martin
    Luther) Memorial (another slumbag who supported Planned Parenthood and
    was such a good friend of Margaret Sanger’s; and was so effective in
    getting her ideology accepted by the Black Cmty that he was awarded The
    Margaret Sanger Award posthumously by Barack Obama- he gave almost One
    BILLION DOLLARS to the genocide of the Black race. As an African, why
    should he care? ).

    Here’s a few quotes from the man the NAACP put a pageant on for, and twerked
    on a pole for: “I will never fight with a Negro by my side. Rather I
    should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt
    never to rise again; than to see this beloved land of ours become
    degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the
    wilds,

    They were opposed to the Civil Rights Movement. From 1933-1960 the
    Democratic Party fought tooth and nails AGAINST passing this law. It was
    the Republican Party (Minority Leader Everett Dirkson/Thomas Kuchel)
    who passed the Civil Rights Act, and received a Civil Rights
    Accomplishment Award from the NAACP. SO the NAACP has known that it was
    the Republican Party who gave Blacks their right, NOT the Democratic
    Party; yet they urge and try to bully and intimidate every Black to join
    the Democratic Party.

    But that’s not the worse thing they did. The Democratic Party also fought
    to keep Blacks from voting in their primaries. See the court cases Nixon
    vs Herndon; Nixon vs Conden; Grover vs Townsend; and Smith vs Allright.
    After losing in Terry vs Adams; the Democratic Party then resorted to
    Jim Crow regulations and illiteracy tests to block the blacks from
    voting. This is all easily found on the internet, which is why I am so
    freaking amazed and frustrated at the number of Black people who still
    vehemently support the Democratic Party like it was their God, which for
    the Welfare recipients, it has become. Sad and pathetic.

    The Democratic Party encourages the urban, apathetic, trifling Blacks to
    become Wards and protectors of the State; and its rhetoric keeps them
    feeling victimized, discouraged, detached, and dependent on a system
    that despises them. 50 years the Democrats have run the ghettos into the
    ground, stealing from the school system, etc- and they are still lost.
    The Democrats love adding more slaves to the plantation. Anything to
    keep the Black Cmty from truly progressing. If they keep you in the
    concrete jungles, and dependent on the system- you won’t be competing
    with them, or their posterity for positions in society.

    That’s why the Black “leaders” paint the Republican Party as racists, because
    they are trying to help the Black Cmty independent of so many Social
    Welfare Programs that do nothing to force them to be responsible for
    their own lives and livelihood; or to be contributing members of society
    so as not to be a burden on everyone else who is responsible. The
    Democratic Party makes the Black Cmty PARASITES and BLOOD SUCKING BED
    BUGS!!!

    Don’t you want to know why? This would seem to be detrimental to the true
    advancement to the Black Community- to team up with an organization who
    fought to keep us as second class citizens; and who have made the
    ignorant, lazy, apathetic ghetto black slaves and animals through their
    Welfare Programs. It’s like a Pavlov Experiment on the 1st and 15th in
    the ghettos. A drive through the ghettos (in the day time of course,
    like the Politician do) will show you the effect the Democratic Party
    has had on the Black Urban Cmty, and it ain’t purty.

    The Democratic Party has been the death of the Black Cmty, and the rich
    Democratic Blacks who are members of the NAACP, Black Caucas, and other
    Black Supremacist Groups know this, and continue to place Planned
    Parenthood Abortion Clinics in those neighborhoods to control their own
    race. Research Margaret Sanger, Black Genocide, Maafa 21 and you will
    see just how much the Democratic Party and it’s Black Boule “leaders”
    really cares about you. They are the real Coons, Sambos, House Niggers,
    Uncle Toms, Stepn Fetchits, and Minstrels.

    I stopped voting after I voted in the present slumbag Barack Obama. I
    burned my voting card, will NEVER “vote” again; and I have NO
    affiliation to any of the Political Parties. I’m no longer a part of
    that illusory process, so my opinions are completely unbiased. Black
    Folk need to WAKE UPPPPP!!

    ‪#‎DNC‬ ‪#‎Democrat‬ ‪#‎NAACP‬ ‪#‎DemocraticParty‬ ‪#‎BarackObama‬ ‪#‎BlackCaucus‬ ‪#‎Slaves‬ ‪#‎SocialWelfare‬

  • InterestingChoice

    Always my favorite… Mask your right below the surface hatred for something or someone the disagrees with you in a pleasant ‘Have a blessed day.
    So your admission of not wanting to do anything but the minimal amount of work/time says it all.
    So understanding your lack of effort, and unwillingness to even see that somebody has a differing opinion then yours does help me along to a Blessed Day.
    thanks for your effort.

  • Dame Dash who used to be in business with Jay Z is her first cousin. HE doesn’t agree with her sentiments. Had it not been for BET MANY of the black groups, rappers and R&B singers we know and love today wouldn’t have the exposure they have if it weren’t for shows like BET, Soul Train and Live at the Apollo. Because we were excluded we did what we had to do to recognize ourselves.

  • Oscars are awarded based on performance. They don’t have a quota to meet when it comes to picking races. There have been people of color who were nominated and won in prev years.

    Has it ever occurred to you that maybe there weren’t any blacks that deserved it this year?

    We gonna start making sure there’s a certain # of hispanics? asians? handicaps? You were probably one of those kids who grew up getting trophies simply because you participated. Sorry bruh, but this isn’t the participation awards

  • MisBeee Writes

    Couldn’t have said it better myself Albany The Finest. And to Stacey Dash: a wise man once said: ’empancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds’

  • disqus_PgdLd0QQyA

    “Whore and pimped”. Terms older Euro white liberals use to dismiss the views of black people they don’t agree with.

  • Because there were no black people or films depicting them as gangsters (Training Day) slaves (12 Years a Slave) or a whore (Monster’s Ball) Tell me, how did Straight Outta Compton garner a “best screen play” nomination and neither the director or any of the actors were even nominated. It is based on performance and each movie with black performers far outshined their nominated peers.

  • Right! If I were online dogging black people, MY people they would agree with me and MIGHT let me come through their front door instead of the back. OR they wouldn’t call the police on me because they feared for their lives.

  • JesusSavesatTarget

    “Just because you can name two artist who appeared on their network doesn’t mean you’re correct.”

    It actually does, you are arguing quantity instead the absolute exclusion of blacks which the OP invoked, a different matter altogether. And Bowie’s comments involved not Michael Jackson but his good friend Rick James who MTV may have denied for other reasons given the puritanical standards of the time and the highly sexualized lyrics of Superfreak.

    Easy to inject racist intentionality to MTV executives after the fact by applying dissimilar standards three decades later. It is called presentism, the anachronistic introduction of present-day ideas and perspectives into depictions or interpretations of the past.

    What is comically ironic and hypocritical is the very people defending BET’s market based decision to play music based on their target demographic would condemn MTV for doing the same in the early 80’s.

  • disqus_PgdLd0QQyA

    It is what it is my man. Educate yourself. All black people don’t tow the euro white liberal lines. Maybe boomers and some x ers, but we are in a new age now.

  • I love how you white folks are such the experts on black people and the black community. Blame everything on them all the while absolving the role white folks play in this. SMH

  • First, I’m a woman. Second I am caramel colored but you would probably say black. Third, she DID pimp herself out, her newest pimp is Fox News. I am educated you would do good to educate yourself.

  • InterestingChoice

    Nice that you have had a father that lived through that time. Does that mean you know more. does that mean you understand better. Interesting that you have no idea about anybody on here, yet you type down to everybody.
    I lived it! …I did not need my daddy to tell me about it.
    Foolishness is somebody like you who pretends to be good, and better, but cant spend the time or effort to truly be what you are so diligently trying to make yourself out to be. Forgiveness and understanding is not in your DNA even though you pretend it is. You sound like somebody who thinks they are owed something because of the past.
    I am so sorry that you cannot be more gracious, and have to be nasty to get your point across, but it is nice to see that most have seen you, and now know you for what you really are!

  • disqus_PgdLd0QQyA

    America where a person is never black enough, natv enough, white enough. Can’t you blood racialist stop trying to tell people who to be?

  • He gave the money ($150,000 to be exact) for the anniversary of the Million Man March. So funny you idiots choose not to check facts before spewing lies. It must be heaven living in willful ignorance.

  • Stan Brooks

    Women of color need their voices heard in this country unless they are saying things you don’t agree with huh?

  • Stan Brooks

    Why does first and second matter and how exactly did she pimp her self out?

  • InterestingChoice

    I like the Trademark, and I tend to agree with you!

  • Guess he missed the David Bowie interview too.

  • disqus_PgdLd0QQyA

    Because Stacy Dash ain’t black enough for some people. Thats the way it is. Of course she is just a whore, and pimped out to fox news, because if she was a real black woman, she would tow the black line…because black folk don’t watch fox news. They just watch black people programs. How stereotypical.

  • Stan Brooks

    BET launched in 1980. MTV launched in 1981. So much for fact checking huh?

  • How is it race baiting pointing out inequality among races? It’s easy for someone who hasn’t experienced overt racism (I’m a 60’s baby) to say those that have are whining. Jada isn’t mad because will didn’t get a nomination, trust he was recognized in other awards. About that race card? Can’t play it if it isn’t dealt. Are you mad you can’t play YOUR race card? Are you mad that times are changing and you don’t have the power your skin afforded you? It’s funny how you mofo’s didn’t view the Oscars as stupid until Jada complained. So typical.

  • Spychiatrist

    I don’t claim to be an expert on African Americans, but is takes no amount of expertise to realize that one race constantly blaming another race for every problem they have is absurd ad infinitum.

    I won’t absolve white people for their sins when you start doing the same for blacks.

    Take some personal responsibility for your own actions. If white people and white institutions offend you then don’t patronize them. If the system seems oppressive, then form your own systems, your own Oscars, your own whatever. You don’t need us any more than we need you.

  • Spychiatrist

    Name them.

  • Stan Brooks

    Males 19 to 35?

  • rainman

    That’s all you got, Black Militant? I don’t love white folks FOOL, I love the TRUTH! Something you Black parasitical Liberals HATE! If it weren’t for Africans selling other Africans to da white man, we’d still be living in huts, and fucking in trees!

    I Thank Ghana & Benin for selling our ancestors; and I thank the Jews for their ride over; as treacherous as it was. You should be glad we’re here. You could be getting killed in Africa. I hear they’re still killing their own kind over there.

    Slavery was pre-destinated to happen just the way it did; or it wouldn’t have come to pass. You can’t believe in pre-destination, and say slavery wasn’t designed by God. Shut the Fuck Up.

  • Looking through a prejudice lens doesn’t really help your argument. You completely disregard all the winners and nominees who weren’t slaves, whores, or gangsters.

    http://www.uticapubliclibrary.org/resources/literature-and-film-guides/african-american-oscar-winners-and-nominees-acting/

  • George Griffin

    This dumb bimbo idiot moron has the nerve to call herself a ‘independent thinking woman”…all that is very debatable…To put her name besides the word “thinking” in itself is something that should be considered a crime.She is by far one of the least respected woman of any race…I for one would rather that any other race claim this piece of crap…and when I say piece of crap i’m being very conservative & polite.

  • Spychiatrist

    She ain’t keepin’ it real enough fo’ them.

    She’s an Auntie Tom.

  • Stan Brooks

    BET was started in 1980 MTV was started in 1981

  • Spychiatrist

    Blacks like to pretend that their ancestors were the only ones enslaved. They need to learn some real history….some world history for a change.

  • Albany’s Finest

    So me wanting to end the conversation means I hate you? How immature can you get? lmao I don’t know you so I care very little. I’m just done going back and forth with you when you clearly don’t get it. We’ve already acknowledged the fact that we disagree with each other. What else do you want?You’re not entitled to my time, and it’s very arrogant of you to think that you are. Don’t presume that you know me, and you know what they say about assumptions. When you’re upset about LOGO catering to lesbians, Univision & Telemundo catering to latinos, Food Network catering to foodies, and The Travel Channel catering to travelers, THEN you can get back to me about BET. Or maybe you should just try trolling another message board lol.

  • rainman

    Very true.

  • My Opinion

    Wow, okay.. So I am hoping not another Black Exec hire you for black entertainment or ever discuss you again.. So when FOX finishes with you, please don’t go running to black entertainment for opportunity.. Turn this chic off, BET please don’t show another rerun of the show GAME with Stacey Dash in it.. Don’t debate about this chic, Boycott her a*s! She and the rest are not worth it

  • White privilege doesn’t mean you were born with a silver spoon, it means your skin affords you opportunities that POC don’t have. It means if the police stop you and you are disrespectful, you won’t be killed or your rights violated. Your privilege affords you the anonymity of going shopping at a store like Nieman Marcus, spending $399.00 for a belt and not being detained because you don’t look like you can afford it. I’ve worked for everything I have too, doesn’t stop people from assuming I have multiple children by as many fathers, that I spent my whole life on welfare and all I want is a handout. Doesn’t stop racist from calling me ni&&er and assuming I don’t know who my father is because he left my mother (which for the record is the dumbest stereotype I ever heard, my parents were married for 48 years to the day of my mother’s death). ALL of which is assumed when dealing with black women. Don’t even get me started on the assumptions about black men.

  • Spychiatrist

    Sour grapes, huh?

  • Says the white person who is suffering from denial and deflection. At least you took initiative and looked up something even if it does prove me somewhat wrong.

  • George Griffin

    You’re the moron that has the single minded view…furthermore I doubt if you ever even tuned into BET to watch any content…It galls me when there are those who tells us what is “good for us”who are “clueless”to our culture…save that bleeding heart garbage for another culture you belong to…WE don’t or need you’re very misguided input…keep it to yourself

  • I see the coon train has made it’s stop.

  • Albany’s Finest

    Semantics, BET was created for black people to have representation on TV. The music awards & countdown shows were to give black musicians exposure on air when MTV wouldn’t. Even David Bowie scolded MTV for not playing videos from black artists in 1983. Example: http://www.techinsider.io/david-bowie-mtv-racism-2016-1

  • Spychiatrist

    I don’t watch any of that crap media you just mentioned. Wanna’ know why, because all of those stations aren’t run by white people. there’s certain other minority groups that control those propaganda outlets and you would do well to accept that.

    White people are no more monolithic than blacks are.

    Quit blaming whites for your problems….I’ve worked for every damned penny given to me. NO WHITE PRIVILEGE HERE lady: NONE!

  • Ahh I see what you did. You’re a white boy in internet black face.

  • Stan Brooks

    I don’t watch BET because like Spike Lee I feel they unfairly censor artist.

  • Swallow a bullet.

  • Spychiatrist

    I’m a white boy, so what, does it bother you?

  • Spychiatrist

    Touch a nerve with you lady?

  • Spychiatrist

    Culture? Gangsta’ Rap is culture?

    Come on now.

  • Stan Brooks

    No, you are just wrong. You stated that BET was created because MTV would not play videos by black artist. You have done this twice on this thread now while also telling people to educate themselves. You can’t make false claims and expect them to be taken as valid points.

  • Don’t have to blame you when white people say this shit. I don’t expect you to absolve your skin folk of anything because that would put you in a place of admitting your own inner feelings. You are correct, we don’t need you and neither does the universe which is why you will be extinct by 2060 AGAIN something white scientist say. If you want to be taken seriously you should begin by avoiding the same blather, bullshit and rhetoric spewed by 100 other people that recieved the “Racist Rhetoric 101” manual. White peopel are comical at best and sociopaths at worse. Why don’t you look up “Rosewood” & “The Tulsa Riots” and get back with me on how that black people getting their own worked out for them,

  • Albany’s Finest

    Semantics, BET was created so that black people would have more representation on TV during a time when there wasn’t much, and the countdown shows & awards were created to recognize black artists music & give their music videos exposure when MTV refused to play them. Even David Bowie scolded MTV for not playing music videos by Black artists in 1983. Proof: http://www.techinsider.io/david-bowie-mtv-racism-2016-1

  • Aww boo hoo, I wish I were there to wipe your white tears. And I bet you’re a Christian aren’t you?

  • I wasn’t talking to you now was I? I replied to someone else and like typical white folks you just had to stick your nose in it huh?

  • Spychiatrist

    Our privilege consists of getting up at 4:30 AM and driving to a job for 10-12 hours to pay high taxes to support Section-8 welfare takers and welfare queens that shack with baby-daddy #4, etc.

    Yea, I feel fortunate to have that privilege every day. Like doin my part you know.

  • Stan Brooks

    Copying a pasting your reply does not make it any less wrong. You are wrong when you claim that BET was started because black artist was not being played on MTV. You can’t make false statements and they be considered valid points.

  • Our voices are heard, even Stacey’s voice was heard. As much as I disagree with her, she did open a dialog and though MANY of you white folks remain comfortable in your own denial and ignorance, SOME get it and that’s all that matters. The rest of you mean nothing.

  • Stan Brooks

    You are talking in a public forum. Anyone with an account is allowed to post comments and questions. Btw I’m black.

  • Albany’s Finest

    Yet you can’t acknowledge why BET exists, and why it still should lmao Fallacy of missing the point if you want to get logical. Since you’re into doing more research without providing a point, look up who owns BET now. The same company that owns MTV & VH1. If even they can see a valid reason for BET to exist and they were direct competitors, that’s saying something.

  • Spychiatrist

    If POC didn’t play Polar Bear games and knock elderly whites to the ground and steal their money and act like lawless fools then there wouldn’t such an assumption of guilt now would there?

  • rainman

    You Go Stacey!!!!! The NAACP has been in existence since 1909…please tell me why conditions have worsened for Blacks, instead of improved. You would
    think that with all of the time they have had to “get it right”; we’d be
    much farther along as a whole. But because the NAACP and other odious
    Black Supremacist Groups (BSGs) have not evolved, and been honest in
    their dealings; they have failed the Black Cmty horrendously.

    The markings of an effective organization is having the ability to
    impress/imprint on the minds or mentality of the people. They can use
    that power positively, or negatively- which the NAACP chose the latter;
    because of their evil and nefarious intentions to keep the blacks dumbed
    down, ineffective as a whole, and lame. How have they advanced the
    mentality of people? They have kept blacks in a slave mentality since
    its existence.

    The NAACP decided to harp on- slavery & racism, redistribution of wealth, and Federal Handouts to the loafers. So we have women getting pregnant multiple
    times for EBT cards, instead of finding a job like responsible people
    do; black youth not in school and holding up street corners, or selling
    drugs, or robbing people- all because Black Nationalism rhetoric and
    histrionics told them if the man won’t give us our reparations
    willingly, we’ll force him to.

    What I don’t understand is why doesn’t the NAACP give accounts of the blacks who kill other blacks every day? Sharpton and all of the other Black Pundits can jump on the soap box when a black is killed by a white cop; but I don’t hear them
    when it’s a black cop killing a black, which happens far more often than
    the white cop killing a black. Where are they then? Why aren’t they
    decrying black on black violence?

    Now this is not to say that racism does not exist- it is
    rampant throughout the world. There are cops who WILL kill an unarmed
    black just because he hates the color of his skin. There are whites who
    WILL NOT hire you, because of the color of your skin. There will be
    whites who will look at you with disdain, because of the color of your
    skin. Is it right? No it’s not.

    We have elitism and racism within our own race. We marginalize, judge, ostracize one another more than any other race could; yet we get mad when someone does it to us. We expect whites and other races to respect us JUST
    because we’re black. Get a grip They treat us how we treat one another.

    When will the black cmty start to take responsibility for the
    detrimental things that happens to them as being their fault, and no one
    else? You want to rally; and riot, loot and burn down the stores of
    innocent people like animals because a white cop killed a black man; but
    where is the same fervor and attention when a black cop murders a
    black?

    Here’s the deal. If you didn’t stay in school and get an education through the Government controlled institutions, that’s on you because you believed the hype of Black Nationalism. If you only received a HS education, then don’t get angry
    and cry racism if you can’t get employed for more than 24k a year. Get a
    technical degree if you don’t want to go to college. You don’t hire
    someone with just a H.S. Diploma to be a Dentist. Get it?

    But you have opportunities and if you decided to stand on a street corner and
    hold up a blue mailbox talking Black Nationalist smack about how da
    white man done did you wrong, or snatch purses/stick up, sell drugs,
    break into homes, car jack, or what ever- and you get caught doing so,
    or the cops come looking for you and find you- be a man and lay your ass
    down in the prone position, and put your hands behind your back,
    scumbag. Don’t run, and don’t resist. WTF are you running for dirtbag?
    You don’t want to be a contributing member of society, you want to be a
    mooch and a leech because the indoctrination of the largest parasitical
    organization- The NAACP has taught you well; so you’re not needed in
    society. Stay in jail since you want to be taken care of.

  • Stan Brooks

    You understand you are talking to a black person right? Not that it should matter but you are just changing my race in the hope to dismiss my opinion. I was taught that we don’t judge a person on their skin color. Sorry that was taught in your household.

  • I am a 60’s child dummy and yes I do understand better which is why my father taught his daughters NEVER to back down from you white folks, that we could do better than our white peers and to extend respect only to those that give it. I participate in MANY race relations panels and am aware MANY don’t get it but some do and those that do are the one’s we focus on. Your opinions about black people means nothing to us. We don’t care what you think.

  • Spychiatrist

    “Typical white folks”

    Are you a racist?

  • trina69

    She’s trying to sell a book, while cooning for Racist Fox News, if the head of Fox News and Stacey Dash, were in a car that broke down in the South woods of Alabama, and the Kkk showed up, he would deny knowing you????

  • Spychiatrist

    When we’re extinct you’d better kiss your technology and your toys goodbye sista’.

    We keep it goin’ don’t ya’ know.

  • Albany’s Finest

    Wow you’re slow. Discuss didn’t post my first reply so after waiting a few minutes I resent it. Move along

  • Stan Brooks

    BET exists for the same reason any other for profit network exist. For profit. It serves a market niche. If BET becomes unprofitable it will either close shop or more likely it’s format will be changed.

  • Spychiatrist

    Jealous, huh?

  • Spychiatrist

    Are you a Muslim? Voodoo practitioner?

  • Typical typical typical. The ONLY person who owes me is me. I tried to be gracious and as usual you white folks (and a couple of coons) took that as weakness. When I give what I get you mofo’s clutch your pearls and act all indignant. Come at me with respect, understanding and YOUR own viewpoints and I’ll do the same. All I see are 10-20 different people (I think) spewing the same blather and bullshit. EVEN after it’s been explained. THAT my friend is willful ignorance. Don’t worry though, God will forgive you I’m sure.

  • George Griffin

    I think you watch too much Fox News and you views are not aligned with most of the country…which by the way is your right…as is your opinion(which I do respect)by you have not one iota what the ‘black culture’is about…and I doubt very seriously that you could ever understand in three lifetimes…which is a understatement.You as i said before are totally”clueless” (as is Stacey”the human bimbo”Dash)when it comes to this subject…the only difference is that you have an excuse for being clueless…she doesn’t

  • Stan Brooks

    Actually it sounds like your internet is what is slow. Not that what you said made sense. You posted basic the same claim twice. I responded to both pointing out that you were wrong. You copy/pasted your response to both comments.

  • George Griffin

    Confused is not all you are…I can think of a number of things you aren’t as well

  • Albany’s Finest

    If you read them both, you’d notice that they were slightly different as I had to retype them from memory. I’ll wait…

  • rainman

    I’m still not finished with the NAACP and it’s ignorant, stupid, followers.

    Funeral dirge music plays every time the NAACP or any of the Black Supremacist Groups (BSGs)walks in a room, takes a stage, shows up on tv., or at a rally.They arewalking sepulchers, they are dead, and stinking. Their message is dead,
    their spirit is dead, they smell of death, destruction, rotting and decaying flesh.

    Their minds are caskets, and their rationale is buried 6 ft deep in concrete. The NAACP/Black Nationalism is psychopathic in nature, psychotic in train of thought, scroungers and bottom feeders in mission. It has a dark and black soul. It is
    parasitical and vampiric, and it feeds off of the emotions and negative
    energy of its followers. It is no longer of any use in its present state.

    Until the mind of the black cmty is changed as a whole; itwill always fail as a whole. And until the NAACP is relieved of the stale, molded, musty, rancid, decomposing “leadership” and “mission”- stick a fork in the blk cmty, it’s done!

    Ask any Black nationalist “leader” about Margaret Sanger. and Planned Parenthood.

    Booker T Washington did say:

    “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settledhabit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

    ‪#‎NAACP‬ ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ ‪#‎racism‬ ‪#‎goldenglobes‬ ‪#‎plannedparenthood‬ ‪#‎BarackObama‬ ‪#‎blackliberation‬ ‪#‎BlackPower‬ ‪#‎blacknationalism‬

  • 5aiah

    It’s not hypocrisy though, but I’m sure if you think the BET and Image awards(which actually do give awards to whites by the way) that were started because people of color and of african american culture were being ignored by the mainstream, is racist or segregationist, then you are too far gone.

  • rainman

    No I’m a VERY aware black man , the kind your kind doesn’t like.

  • Spychiatrist

    Blacks seem to be some of the most vitriolic and racist people that I’ve ever met.

    I have no compunction in saying that honestly. All races have their dolts but blacks have a special hatred for the white man and this lady (I’m just saying) proves it. The invective she sprays is like venom and I really enjoy sparring with racist liberals like her. One of my favorite pastimes is to get them salivating hatred for the whole world to see.

  • Stan Brooks

    Chinese?

  • Stan Brooks

    Ah now who is arguing semantics?

  • rainman

    Baahahahaha- There it goes! You stupid ass liberal parasites always tell on yourselves when someone hits your roach asses with truth with the name calling. Coon, Sambo, Uncle Tom, Stepin Fetchit- heard it all before. Yawn, anything new, nigger?

    You’re the coon with your entitlement loving ass. You MAD cause I laid out the truth., Where’s your refute. You don’t have one, because I told the truth. You’re the anti-thesis to the Black Cmty healing with your hateful black ass. You people HATE truth, but names don’t hurt me.

    How about you go and prove where I’m lying in anything that I’ve said. You can’t, so like I said, Shut The Fuck Up with yo ignit self, and be glad you’re not up in trees fucking and shooting out kids without an epidural. How many guttersnipes do you have?

  • George Griffin

    What would happen if you has a brain???

  • Are you off? Your comment was racist in its insinuation, but you do know that whites make up the majority of the groups you just insulted??

  • Oh, okay I see that you are off. Troll.

  • No she isn’t. She is dead on and you can’t take it.

  • Denial & deflection is one of those terms like racist that people throw out when they don’t have a strong argument.

    I think your racism maybe showin a bit darlin. I didn’t respond to your statement and say ‘says the black person who is suffering from cherry picking her oscar winners.’

    Success has no color and the past is history that cannot feed your aspirations.

  • Okay, just b/c it isn’t labeled directly in the names of these obviously white networks, it is clear and apparent when you take a look of the history of how POC have been, and still are portrayed in the media.

  • rainman

    Yeah she bought the Saul Alinsky Rules For Radicals hook line and sinker. I’ll bet she suffers from all kinds of ailments from her hatred. Sad and pathetic excuse for a human, which she really isn’t. She is an animal and a off hinged one at that. Wow.

    Yeah, I’ll mess with them for a little while, then I have to leave them alone because they are suck dark, lost souls, doomed in this life with FUCKED up energy. It’s nauseating. Hopefully they get to come back and do it right the next time. I’m Just Saying” is truly one psychopathic trick. She’s deranged.

  • rainman

    She told the truth, but you Liberal Blacks are too ignorant to
    understand. You ALWAYS WANT TO PLAY THE VICTIM AND IT’S GETTING OLD!!! How about the non-blacks boycott all of the NBA and NFL Games since they are so top heavy with black athletes?

    You CAN’T and shouldn’t have it both ways. BET, NAACP Image Awards, and other venues were created for the Black Cmty to recognize other people of color for their Craft since they weren’t being recognized by mainstream America, read,
    everyone else that is not Black. So what are you complaining for? We are
    ONLY 13% of the population; of COURSE we are not going to be properly
    represented in ANY category EXCEPT for professional athletes. I mean,
    really now.

    There are other races that have been slaves here in America also- but lets not talk about the Africans over in Ghana and Benin who sold other AFRICANS to the White man, and that’s how we came to these shores in the first place. I thank them for that, because we could still be stuck in Africa doing Gods knows what. Be grateful and stop complaining, it was in the plan for slavery to happen exactly as it did, or it wouldn’t have happened.

    And the Michael King Day is getting old too. He was never legally Martin. He plagiarized almost all of his papers. He was a very good friend of Margaret Sanger- a racist white slob who introduced Planned Parenthood to the black cmty as a way of controlling our population. The NAACP is also deeply entrenched in the Genocide of the black race; ensuring that hundreds of clinics are opened every year in urban cmtys. We’d be 36% of the population if it
    weren’t for PP helping to kill millions of minority babies every year
    since 1973.

    And as far as the Oscars go- Let’s just stick to the facts, something the black LIBERAL cmty likes to gloss over in their quest to prove they are always victimized. There are 6028 Academy members. Of those 6028 Academy members, on the Film side 94% are White, and 77% are male. On the Television Executive side, 96% are white.

    Now, to become an Academy Member, one MUST BE SPONSORED: “The Academy’s membership process is by sponsorship,not application. Candidates must be sponsored by two Academy members from the branch to which the candidate seeks admission.”

    So my question is- why didn’t the 6% MINORITY
    Academy Members on the Film side; and the 4% MINORITY Academy Members on the Television Executive side, SPONSOR MORE BLACK ACTORS/EXECUTIVES BEFORE 2016???

    It is up to the 6% to start SPONSORING MORE Blacks
    if they want greater representation in voting; so they need to be asking
    those people why they either did not use their power of sponsorship; or
    if they used it to SPONSOR WHITE ACTORS!!!

    Jada and Sharpton sounds so ignorant and stupid. Will Smith isn’t THAT great of an actor, and he never was. He was one of the early t.v. tokens who made it to Hollywood.He should be grateful he’s still relevant.

    The numbers speak for themselves. I’m sorry, but the 94% White, 77% male
    Academy Members are not going to go see Creed, Straight Outta Compton,
    Beasts of a Nation, or Concussion. I’m black, and I had no desire to see
    those movies either.

    Get over yourselves, meet the requirements and prerequisites for Academy
    membership and Nomination; make movies that covers the spectrum and not
    just one part; and stop whining about every damned thing. Please just
    SHUT UP and do some research before you start running your stupid mouths
    about boycotting. Black Liberals are sickening as fucking hell! Uggggg you people make me throw up in my mouth.

    Dropping the Mike- Now I’ve said all I wanted to say… for Today.

    ‪#‎NAACP‬ ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ ‪#‎racism‬ ‪#‎goldenglobes‬ ‪#‎plannedparenthood‬ ‪#‎BarackObama‬ ‪#‎blackliberation‬ ‪#‎BlackPower‬ ‪#‎blacknationalism‬

  • ambskater997

    Wow. Nice rebuttal. You sure told her.

  • ambskater997

    Is the only rebuttal you have some form of the same rhetorical?

  • Yawn

  • Yawn is that all you have?

  • No you’re not nice try though.

  • Stanczyk

    Jews?

  • Typical. It would be offensive if I hadn’t heard it before. Instead you are just comical

  • Stanczyk

    Stacey is correct. You go, girl!

  • Oh the technology stolen by white people?

  • Yes you should know since it requires one to know one.

  • Moon

    There’s an obvious elephant in the room that Ms. Dash is refusing to address, so she’s bringing up BET as a way to circumvent what she is unwilling to accept.

    The MAJORITY of her projects post CLUELESS have been in the same “self-segregating” Black mediums she is criticizing (which Roland Martin illustrated brilliantly in his critique of her comments.) A simple look at her filmography will prove this. A simple google image search of the magazine covers she’s been on reasserts this. I know that this REALITY hurts her deeply. Her entire sense of self seems to be grounded in the pursuit of white approval and acceptance.

    What she fails to mention is that, even in Jada Smith and Spike Lee’s initial comments, there has been no “call” for a boycott of the Oscars. These two artists simply stated that they weren’t going and why they weren’t. They were also highlighting the fact that the REAL issue is the lack of diversity and representation of multiple American narratives in the film industry, a situation that is far worse for Latino, Asian and First Nations people in this country.

    It would be great if ALL Americans actually studied Black American history, because if you did you would know three things:

    1.) We never asked for integration- we FOUGHT for equity, full citizenship, and the access to the literal and psychological taxes we paid (if “separate but equal” was actually EQUAL- integration would have been a non-issue.)

    2.) Every cultural, intellectual and spiritual idea that provided this country any identity separate from that of England was either given or stolen from the people you once had in bondage…you’re welcome, Bitch.

    3.) Black People, Pan-Africans, Diaspora folk, coloreds, negros, niggers, niggas etc. Have never needed approval nor assistance from anyone outside of ourselves. You have murdered entire nations, cultures and ethnic groups, but WE are still here…meditate on that.

  • If you’re black I am the Queen of Egypt.

  • I was taught not all white people are minions of satan, just a select few.

  • Stan Brooks

    If you were the last Queen then that means you are white.

  • Sorry the knockout game was invented by white boys. Try again.

  • AnastasiaBHausen

    You are absolutely entitled to spread your disgraceful opinions, but you’re not entitled to your own facts or to blatantly like about others (regardless of what you’ve learned over at Fox “News”). You are the only one who has mentioned that nonsense about demanding exact demo ratios being represented. There’s an obvious difference between expecting exact ratios and being appalled about the fact that ZERO persons of color were even shown the respect of a nomination for two years in row. You pretend it’s about talent, but you can’t honestly tell me that you believe that zero non-white actors deserved consideration for two years? You may be evil, a liar, and generally disgusting, but you’re not that stupid.

  • If you’re black I am Justin Beiber.

  • Yeah I know been doing that myself for over 35 years now. Do you want an award for doing what most HUMANS do?

  • Nah not at all. You are too much of a non factor.

  • Only when you lie and say you’re black

  • Who runs the stations I mentioned? Name ONE person of color that owns the stations I listed? BET is owned by Viacom which is white owned. Try again.

  • Stan Brooks

    Believe what you want, doesn’t change reality.

  • Having a white grandmother kinda makes me white.

  • Assuming someone is white is not racism. Calling them inbred cave beasts is.

  • Joe Joe

    You need to learn the difference between fact and opinion.

    The facts are:

    1. Stacy Dash thinks the Oscars should be about merit.
    2. Stacy Dash thinks that Blacks want proportional representation in every area of life as well as special protected Black spaces, awards, etc..

    Taken separately, these facts are true.

    What you have done in your muddled retelling is combine the two. Stacy Dash does NOT say that Blacks say they deserve proportional representation at the Oscars. That’s YOUR assumption.

    You’re the one who needs to remember that you’re not entitled to create your own facts.

    That being said, I don’t care a damn about the Oscars in general. They could give the awards to a troupe of flying pigs and I couldn’t give less of a damn than I do now. I ceased watching Hollywood movies 20 years ago.

    However, I do care when illogical people self-righteously accuse people of their own lack of logic. Learn to think. Then speak.

  • Anthony Laudani

    It’s funny that you say that I sound angry when in fact I was practically smiling the whole time when I was writing this because her accusations about BET and the Image Awards were false and almost amusing. White people have been nominated and won the Image Awards and BET have many white film makers, shows and actors on BET. And besides that point, if she really felt the way she felt about BET then she as well is apart of the problem because she promoted BET in the past and took their money so if that’s not hypocritical then I don’t know what is. You are talking about promoting a single minded narrow view but yet that is all Stacey Dash does on Fox News. It is almost like she is not living on the same planet as black people in America.

  • J Rose

    That 6% minority can keep sponsoring as much they please but use your damn head and realize that while they sponsor more POC there’s that 94% that can sponsor a hell of a lot more.
    Plus, “make movies that covers the spectrum and not just one part”? Are you serious? How about white filmmakers stop PORTRAYING blacks and POC in general as one stereotype. Blacks can get praised for their work when they’re casted as stereotypes (maid, housekeeper, etc) but God forbid they perform in a role that breaks that mold. This issue goes beyond “whining about every damned thing”, it’s the fact that for decades now POC have worked TIRELESSLY to earn freedom, recognition, and equality in a predominately white society and yet we continue to get a mere scraping of any of the above.

  • Spychiatrist

    Is that your black privilege at work for you then?

    Let’s just face facts, you’re every bit the racialist that you decry others of being and so what? I support your support of your own race of people….that is natural. Don’t call me a racist when I do the same please.

  • AnastasiaBHausen

    How limited are you? You, yourself, admit that she claims that “blacks want proportional representation” then you say I made up the fact that she claimed exactly that. What’s wrong with you? I’m suuuure you never watch “Hollywood movies” and are above everyone else. While you may be superior, you’re also a hypocrite. Pitiful.

  • Robert Faber

    Stacey Dash is upset with all the “loud complaining”. She seems to think that if Rosa Parks had sat quietly in the back of the bus, Jim Crow would have gone away all by itself.

    Well, Stacey, in the real world, you don’t solve a problem as big as institutionalized racism by quietly sitting in the back of the bus. You change it by drawing attention to the problem, and demanding change. You can look it up; it was called “the Civil Rights Movement”. You’re welcome, Stacey Dash.

  • Joe Joe

    Your puerile attempt at a response is both amusing and sad.

    Learn what a fact is. Learn how your mind twists them. Then, untwist them. Then talk.

  • Anthony Laudani

    See, this is the problem right here. Who’s talking about “Gangsta” rap? You ever heard of Jazz, Art, theater? of course not. Black people are only “gangsters” in your eyes I see.

  • Mairie Mairie

    Despite the beliefs you hold about ending Black history month and award ceremonial programs which cater to the audience of people of color, I only agree with the termination of Black Entertainment Television because it typically portrays the American people of color as buffoons, violent, ignorant, and ill mannered. The African American youth in particular rank as the highest number of viewers of BET, yet they aren’t being shown anything that will help them academically excel or given resourceful information to prepare them for their future except to work for McDonald’s which is pitched in the constant airing of their commercials. This network has cleverly carried out its agenda which is to poison the minds of our children through music videos and reality shows that are nothing more than abominations. Their agenda is working based on the actions of our childrens’ ill mannered behaviorism and lack of responsibility. BET should be modified or entirely pulled from the air.

  • AnastasiaBHausen

    Yet, you’re the one unable to prove anyone wrong except yourself. Interesting.

  • Joe Joe

    I proved you wrong in my first post. If you didn’t see that, then there is absolutely no brain in your head to talk to. Sorry for assuming there was.

    Over and out.

  • AnastasiaBHausen

    It’s sad to me that you don’t know how to read. Good luck to you. You clearly need it. But, congrats on coming out! Good for you 🙂

  • Joe Joe

    😀

  • So what your saying is there needs to be an institutionalized form of racism like affirmative action as part of the Academy Awards. That people should be judged on the color of their skin rather than the content of their character or in this case merit and talent. Remind me, who’s the racist here? Try looking in the mirror.

  • zee

    Well put!

  • annie 81

    brutas

  • Most whites DO make those statements, especially when they pretend to be black online

  • Never said I wasn’t prejudice, now did I?

  • Gary Dickson

    Brilliant, Ms. Dash. Absolutely brilliant.

    I want someone like you as President of the U.S.

    It’s your character — your integrity, your honesty, and your hard-work ethic — that I highly value, not what you look like.

    Keep going and don’t ever give up.

    God’s blessings to you and your family.

  • Tracy Stewart

    I’m sorry, but did you really just compare the elitism that accompanies the Oscars and those involved with them (actors and non-actors) to the atrocities that brought about the Civil Rights Movement and brave, heroic Americans like Rosa Parks?? Really? *smh*

    What I keep trying to remind people is that who wins an Oscar isn’t a black problem, it’s a 1%-er problem. This is a race baiting issue perpetrated by very wealthy and “Hollywood powerful” folks who are butt-hurt that they weren’t nominated. There are so many more important things to worry about. There is real racism out there, but this isn’t it. Save your energy for the real thing.

  • Tracy Stewart

    This is all very well stated. Not a problem with any of it except one part:

    “2.) Every cultural, intellectual and spiritual idea that provided this
    country any identity separate from that of England was either given or
    stolen from the people you once had in bondage…you’re welcome, Bitch.”

    Really? EVERY cultural, intellectual and spiritual idea? I was kinda with you until you basically shit on everybody else with that one. *smh*

  • ArtitTis

    Race baiting you say. Smh just stop.

  • Moon

    Tracy, I sincerely can’t think of one that wasn’t. This is not some claim of racial superiority either. The sheer inhumanity of chattel slavery as it was practiced in this country created an incubator for some amazing horror and some breathtaking creativity and ingenuity. The genius stemmed from the inhuman circumstances.

  • The Truth

    “ZERO persons of color” that’s factually fictitious. Inarritu the director is a person of color or do you mean zero Blacks which is really what this is about. Apparently diversity means more Blacks not more minorities.

  • lowerright

    As usual, you are absolutely correct. Keep speaking up, we need you! I admire you so much for your bravery.

  • AnastasiaBHausen

    I mean zero persons of color were nominated in the acting categories. And, you already knew that since you read the story. Your attempt at misdirection is understandable, since you’re on the wrong side of history here, but its still pitiful. Even if you were right, one non-white person does not make the point moot. Stop trying to make things up. I wrote exactly what I meant, and it’s ridiculous for you to try to twist it. Ironic that you chose the name “The Truth” when it appears that you’re not at all interested in truth.

  • InsaniaFactusMirus

    Bravo!

  • Daniel Silva

    Please don’t back down.

  • The Truth

    Anastasia you ignorant slut you. In case you do not know that is how Dan Ackroyd would start his reply on point/counterpoint…couldn’t resist. In your post this is what you wrote ” There’s an obvious difference between expecting exact ratios and being
    appalled about the fact that ZERO persons of color were even shown the
    respect of a nomination for two years in row.” Where do you state that this comment is directed only to the “acting” category? Again that is factually fictitious as I stated. Are you so ignorant that you do not know Inarritu is Mexican? That means he is a “person of color”. No twist those are you EXACT words. Nothing more to say.

  • Austin Savage

    Dude…how do you lose an argument to yourself?
    ha ha

  • LaCresia Saunders

    Okay so I first wanted to review the comments before I posted and I must say WOW! Not only is the point missed by some, but the hateful, negative comments of some of you really belong to the high school bullies you probably are and not grown adults having discussions. Now MIss Dash you are entirely entitled to your opinions, however, you DO need to face facts. Fact, FOR YEARS the only black face or other race you saw on TV was limited to the cooks. janitors, maids, and jailbirds or slaves and mammies, AND THAT only when we were finally allowed to be on TV other than news footage. The mass majority of television programs are dominated by White corporations, there are some I absolutely find entertaining. The point is why do you have to target BET, Image Awards, or any other ceremony were people of color honor ourselves? Yes you did have a role on the Game, I remember you on it, BET also re-airs some of my favorite shows that mainstream America got rid of, like A different world, Sandford and Son, Girlfriends, Living Single and Good Times to name a few.
    Say what you want about them, but the same issues they dealt with back then are still relevant today! The fact that you feel that your comments hold merit to people who look at them for what they are, rhetoric for a check so you can finally get accepted into White mainstream and make some money. well honey let’s be honest. You had no problem taking them Black BET dollars when you needed a check right. Yeah I know, I know I’m being mean. But I’m so tired of people thinking the solution is all this integrated, we all one crap is real.
    FACT: Racism is real and still an issue, Slavery and its repercussions happened and was never, EVER, eradicated really because its NEVER been dealt with in an open and honest forum. Please dear Stacey, pick up a copy of the Willie Lynch letter so you can see what conditioning has done to you. Get conscious sister, I got more books you can read through if you really want to know what’s real and not. But please sit down somewhere slamming a Station you TOO made money off of. You sound hypocritical and stupid. Just my opinions folks. Oh and for those who continually want to talk about the AFRICAN nations that gave slaves to the slave traders, Please review your historical facts. Fact: The slave in Africa was treated as a member of the family! They were respected and loved, not dehumanized and desecrated! So therefore, to them they did not give Slaves over for the treatment that they received when arriving. They assumed they would have been treated as they had in their homeland.

  • LaCresia Saunders

    Um Mr. rainman sir, why so much hate and animosity? You have rights to your opinions all day, some of them are quite thought provoking, and though I might not agree with you, calling you a fool or telling you to Shut the F up would not prove anything. Your messages would come across more appealing to some if you stop attacking anyone who does not agree with you. Right or wrong EVERYONE is going to have an opinion, but attacking someone for disagreeing with yours and slanging names make you seem ignorant. Just my opinion though. carry on…

  • Nepenthe

    The civil rights movement… hmm.. Oh you mean that thing that Martin Luther King Jr. was part of when he said he wanted people to be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin?

    Kinda hard to do that when you have *institutionalized* racism such as Affirmative Action, huh. Something Martin Luther King Jr, wouldn’t have actually approved of. You’re welcome Robert Faber.

  • metalms

    We need to stop looking at ourselves as a color and start seeing the person beneath the flesh. When Obama was elected I really thought we were finally starting to evolve, but sadly we have taken a few steps back. I agree with you Stacey, their can’t be a double standard. I shouldn’t be looked down upon for my skin tone anymore than you should. I think most americans have no idea what is really swirling around in their actual DNA anyway. They might be surprised to find out what lies beneath the surface of how a person identifies with one race or another. its ok to know/appreciate ones heritage, but we all live in one country America, and we are all Americans.We all have a story on how we got here. Its important to know the true history of this country and some of these are hard ugly truths, but I believe we will never be able to heal until we truly face it move on and reject all forms of segregation based on race.

  • Nepenthe

    I think you missed the point. She has no problem with blacks segregating themselves, just not while complaining about other groups being segregated. Hypocrisy and all.

    And there are STILL slaves in Africa– last I heard they were being forcibly castrated… so.. well maybe that’s being treated like family according to Muslim standards? Not sure.

    Fact: blacks make up a small amount of the population– in the U.S. World population blacks and whites are about the same percentage. In other places in the world, you can see that reflected in THEIR programming.

    FYI: When I was a kid, Cosby was on– he was a doctor.

  • AnastasiaBHausen

    First of all, you’re not funny. Secondly, the ENTIRE argument being made is that there were no persons of color nominated in any of the acting categories. I assumed you actually knew what the topic of discussion was before you bothered me. Apparently, you’re an uninformed waste of time. You had “nothing to say” to begin with, obviously. Ridiculous.

  • LaCresia Saunders

    Yoo hoo Mr. Spychiatrist, here’s a list for you:

    1 – Feast of St. Basil (Christian, Orthodox)
    1 – Japanese New Year (Japan)
    5 – Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday (Sikh)
    6 – Epiphany (Christian)
    6 – Three Kings’ Day (Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic)
    7 – The Nativity of Jesus Christ (Christian, Orthodox)
    13 – Lohri (Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh)
    16 – Religious Freedom Day
    16 – World Religion Day (Baha’i)
    19 – Tu b’Shvat or Tu B’Shevat* (Jewish, Israel)
    26 – India Republic Day

    February

    National Black History Month (United States)
    2 – Imbolc (Wiccan)
    3 – Chinese Lunar New Year (China, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam)
    3 – Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnam) “Year of the Buffalo”
    4 – Rosa Parks Birth Anniversary
    5 – Mexico – Constitution Day
    11 – National Foundation Day (Japan)
    12 – NAACP Founded
    14 – Race Relations Day
    17 – League of United Latin Citizens (LULAC) Founded American
    24 – Flag Day (Mexico)

    March
    Greek-American Heritage Month
    Irish-American Heritage Month
    Spiritual Wellness Month
    1 – St. David’s Day (Welsh)
    2 – Mothering Sunday (England)
    4 – World Day of Prayer
    5-8 – Brazil, Carnival
    7 – Lent begins (Orthodox Christians)
    8 – Mardi Gras (United States)
    9 – Ash Wednesday (Protestant, Roman Catholic)
    17 – St. Patrick’s Day (Ireland, United States)
    21 – Naw Ruz (Baha’i, Persia)
    25 – Feast of Annunciation (Christian)
    30 – Purim (Jewish)

    April

    6 – National Tartan Day (Scottish-American)
    6 – Organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    8 – Passover* (Jewish)
    8 – Vesak – Buddha’s Birth (Buddhist)
    14 – Sinhala and Tamil New Year (Sri Lanka)
    16 – Emancipation Day (African-American, United States)
    17 – Palm Sunday (Protestant, Roman Catholic)
    19 – Passover* (Jewish)
    21 – Holy Thursday (Christian)
    22 – Good Friday (Protestant, Roman Catholic)
    23 – St. George’s Day (English)
    24 – Easter (Orthodox) or Pascha
    24 – Easter (Protestant, Roman Catholic)
    30 – Beltane (Celtic)

    May

    Asian Pacific American History Month
    Jewish-American Heritage Month
    4 – National Day of Prayer (United States)
    1 – Yom Hashoah/Holocaust Memorial Day (Jewish)
    2 – May Day Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)
    5 – Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)
    9 – Victory Day (Russia)
    18 – Isreal’s Independence Day (Yom Ha’Atzma’Ut)
    19 – Malcolm X’s birthday (African-American, United States)
    23 – Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)
    25 – Corpus Christi (American, Roman Catholic)
    29 – Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

    June

    2 – Ascension Day (Christian)
    7 – Shavuot* (Jewish)
    16 – Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjan (Sikh)
    19 – Juneteenth
    23 – Corpus Christi (American, Roman Catholic)
    27 – Martyrdome of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

    July

    1 – Canada Day (Canada)
    4 – Fil-American Friendship Day (Phillippines, United States)
    9 – Bon Festival/Feast of Lanterns (Japan)
    9 – Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha’i)
    24 – Pioneer Day (Mormon)
    31 – Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola (Spain, Roman Catholic)

    August

    1 – Lammas and Lughnassad (Britain, Pagan, United States)
    1-29 – Ramadan (Islamic, Muslim, Moslem)
    9 – Tisha B’av* (Jewish)
    14 – Pakistan’s Independence Day
    15 – India’s Independence Day
    15 – Liberation Day (Korea, South Korea)
    26 – Lailat-Ul-Quadr (Islamic, Muslim)
    30 – Eid-Al-Fitr (Islamic, Muslim)

    September

    Sept 15-Oct 15 – National Hispanic Heritage Month (Mexico)
    1 – Israel Miraji Ascent of Prophet Muhammad
    16 – Mexico’s Independence Day
    19 – San Gennaro Day (Italian-American)
    22 – Autumnal Equinox (Japan)
    28 – Rosh Hashanah* (Jewish New Year)

    October

    German-American Heritage Month
    National Italian-American Heritage Month
    Polish-American Heritage Month
    8 – Yom Kippur* (Jewish)
    9 – Cirio de Nazare (Brazil)
    13-19 –Sukkot* (Jewish)
    19 – Simchat Torah (Jewish)
    20 – Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)
    26-30 – Diwali (Buddhist, Hindu)
    31 – Reformation Day (Christian)

    November

    National American Indian Heritage Month
    1 – All Saints’ Day (Christian, Roman Catholic)
    1 – Dia de los Muertos “Day of the Dead” (Mexico, Latin America)
    2 – All Souls’ Day (Roman Catholic)
    6 – Eid al-adha (Islamic, Muslim)
    12 – Birthday of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)
    26-Dec 24 – Al Hijra – Muslim New Year

    December

    5 – Ashura (Islamic, Muslim)
    6 – St. Nicholas Day (International)
    8 – Bodhi Day – Buddha’s Enlightenment (Buddhist)
    12 – Virgin of Guadalupe (Mexico)
    13 – Santa Lucia Day (Sweden)
    16-25 – Las Posadas (Mexico)
    21-28 – Hanukkah* (Jewish)
    25 – Christmas (Christian, Roman Catholic, International)
    26 – Boxing Day (Canada, United Kingdom)
    26 – Kwanzaa (African-American – Dec. 26, 2009 – Jan 1, 2010)

    I’ve listed them my month, day, ethnicity, and place, do you need more?

  • Praise Joellah

    Clap clap clap, amazing comeback

  • Nepenthe

    Congrats on telling him that he’s superior. That was hilarious!

  • Damon M

    Totally missed the point, and didn’t respond to Ms Dash’s core assertions. Either you want integration (which will never be perfect/utopia anywhere in the world), or you want segregation. Your choice, every individual’s choice, and our society’s choice. I choose integration, as sloppy as it may be at times. As someone married to a woman of color and someone who loves what black Americans contribute to our society, I am very concerned (and so is she) about the rhetoric coming out of many black Americans and weak-minded non-blacks that forces us all to be looked at as members of our racial and gender groups instead of individuals first, Americans first. There will never be a perfect reconciliation of the past, or a perfect coexistence of people of different cultures, accept that.
    Also if you want to speak for ‘black people’, be prepared to take the negatives of that (major violent crime, racial violence against non-blacks, gangs, etc.) in addition to the positives. I’d rather speak only for myself, not for my ‘race’, as I dont identify with my race, and would rather not be forced to. This isn’t prison.

  • Nepenthe

    If you don’t need assistance then why have Affirmative Action?

    And LOL– you don’t think Jews or Romans had any influence on this country??? Go to Africa and see the difference– you know– where there are ACTUAL people who are oppressed since slavery still exists over there…

  • Nepenthe

    I’m sorry, what did she play in Clueless? Was it the maid or the housekeeper?

    I think maybe you’re caught up in your own stereotyping.

  • Nepenthe

    Asians.

  • Helga G.Pataki

    BET is nothing more than Viacom’s vessel, so sure I can agree BET is lying to us Black people. However, after the success of Clueless I am quite sure Ms.Dash’s work ethic did not change, yet for the remainder of her career she appeared in B-List films and low budget TV productions which had predominately African American casts and were marketed to “urban” African American audiences. According to Ms.Dash’s opinion in this article I would expect her acting career to reflect a selection of diverse projects, but they do not, and most likely it has nothing to do with her choosing. Please save me the BS of not segregating ourselves if we want inclusion, things are just not that simply solved.

  • Nepenthe

    Asians make up 60% of the World population. Most likely, they’re the ones in charge LOL

  • john

    yes but blacks have been marginalized. Theyre under represented on tv. I mean look stacy dash and will smith are fighting over BET. Just BET theres only one channel for the blacks to watch with a majority of blacks on it. when BET got sold to Viacom that’s when the black brainwashing began with all this bootyshaking bullshit. But before that black owned BET didn’t portray blacks in that light. Every other channel on tv has always had a white slant since the beginning of time. dressing black people up in black face. not acknowledging black characters in movies they would just replace them with another character that wasn’t black and have them play the role. in the media, They present blacks in a view that’s in line with whites perspective or viewpoint. So yeah I understand what your saying but their not equivalent.

  • Amsonite

    Please explain how you were watching the Thriller video on MTV in 1982 if the video wasn’t released until December 1983. I’ll stand by for your answer.

    And by the way, here’s an article quoting MTV executives during the 80s who claimed they didn’t play videos from black artists because they didn’t fit the channel’s rock format: http://racerelations.about.com/od/hollywood/a/MTVsRaceRelatedGrowingPains.htm

  • Nepenthe

    “Please dear Stacey, pick up a copy of the Willie Lynch letter so you can see what conditioning has done to you. Get conscious sister, I got more books you can read through if you really want to know what’s real and not… You sound hypocritical and stupid.”

    ” Right or wrong EVERYONE is going to have an opinion, but attacking someone for disagreeing with yours and slanging names make you seem ignorant.”

    I love how you tried to take the high ground after wallowing in the mud there “honey”.

  • RealityCheque

    It’s not about why the channel came out (which was really the result of someone recognizing a market that had profit potential), but what its existence currently is doing, which IS self-segregation. It encourages the idea that blacks are different than everyone else, simply because they’re black, and that what they will find interesting and entertaining is inherently different from all other races. When you drill this idea into people’s heads, from the time they’re children, they grow up with this idea, believing they’re different, believing that they shouldn’t like the same things white people (or anybody else, really) like, and because of this belief, if you’re a black person, you’ll get criticized by your peers for not being “black enough” if you don’t show enough interest in your “black” entertainment choices; the stuff you’re supposed to like, because after all, you’re black.

  • Nepenthe

    People get work where they can get work. And sometimes, yeah, they ARE that simply solved. Ever watch Enemy Mine?

  • Helga G.Pataki

    There should be an equal opportunity to work, and the point of my previous comment is that that opportunity is lacking in the entertainment industry.

  • RealityCheque

    BET was created because someone saw profit potential in an untapped market, nothing else. As it stands currently, its effect is to segregate blacks from other parts of American life/culture, selling them the idea that they are different because they are black, and that they should like things that are unique to them, and not like things that white people (or the various other races in the U.S.) like. They are different, simply because they were born black.

  • LaCresia Saunders

    Please just stop. It’s funny cause I feel like I’ve seen you in other posts stirring the pot and slinging racial slurs about like cards. You can Claim whatever you want, but this statement right here helps me understand that you are just as small minded as people keep saying. Why must the POC knock down elderly whites? Hmm last I checked a criminal will knock out who they think has what they want. Last I checked I’ve seen White and POC doing crimes so what. You slew hate and bullshit while hiding behind your screen, yet nothing you say has merit when spit with hate and stupidity. What’s stupid is this constant degradation of anyone opposing your views. So now please take ya shots, but let me assure you of one thing. The more hate you spew only lets me know how many of the right nerves I’ve hit.

  • CLeigh

    Please don’t ever call yourself a black woman again.

    Thanks.

  • john

    what does your comment have to do with what ronda just wrote ? Whose bullying who ? Nobodies bullying anyone

  • Nepenthe

    This woman is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen– so by all means, if “black people” don’t want her to be part of their group, she can be part of mine, such as it is!

  • Moon

    Affirmative Action was an attempt, post- Civil Rights, to address 300 plus year of free labor provided by the formerly enslaved that helped build this country as well as the biases created by patriarchy and sexism. It has benefited white women FAR MORE than people of color.

    Prior to that, in the era of Jim Crow, many cities in the South and Midwest had thriving black industrial and business districts. Several of which where destroyed by home grown white terrorist. Why? Who knows, that’s just what terrorist do.

    Jewish affirmative action is commonly known as ISRAEL. A place that only existed in mythology, but was granted to Jewish people after the horrors of the Holocaust. Why? Because anti-semetic nations didn’t want large numbers of Jews relocating to their country and they didn’t have the balls to claim land in Germany for them. So these anti-semetiic Nations- America being one of them- decide to support the colonization of Palestinian land- give it that mythological name, encourage holocaust survivors to relocate there- then use it as a strategic military zone for conflicts with growing communist Russia and the Middle East.

    …so, to address your initial retort. No, we have never needed assistance.

  • LaCresia Saunders

    Um Miss take no offense, but I’ve read your discussion and I would like to point out, the reason for BET founding has been posted several times, by several other people. Not to be mean but White Americans have had and still have A LOT of programs that are all WHITE for several years. But be that as it may, regardless of why it was created, will you also be asking Telemundo whey they created there station? It was created by a specific race and if you don’t want to watch it you don’t have to. BET was created by a Black man, so duh of course its Black Entertainment! He sold it to Viacom which in my opinion changed the caliber of the original station but oh well. SMH so much hate on this thread with no solutions in sight.

  • Bigger_Mike

    LMAO at a hypocritical idiot. Why DID you take the paycheck then, if you don’t want to have a BET to SHOW the program you MORON. Hilarious.

  • Nepenthe

    Liberia was bought to recompense blacks, but they didn’t want to leave. And no, it hasn’t benefited “white women” more than people of color, that was an idea based on faulty logic, i.e. because women hold more jobs now than they did before affirmative action, it must have benefited them. How much it benefited them was based on the new amount of women holding jobs. Never mind WW2 even happened.

    So, what I’m seeing you say is that blacks don’t need Affirmative Action? Because whites sure as hell aren’t benefiting from any of their “free labor” today, and blacks in America are reaping the same benefits of that “free labor”.

  • The Oscars is a boring, dry mess. Whether Jada or Will were there or not, most people wouldn’t have flocked to their TVs to watch it.

  • Nepenthe

    What’s hilarious is your assumption that because someone took a job to eat that they wouldn’t also have had a job based on the same money going to a neutral network, you “MORON”.

  • CLeigh

    Great. Thanks for the favor.

  • Nepenthe

    Oh believe me, it was no favor. If you don’t recognize that, then you’re part of the problem.

  • CLeigh

    Does she pay you to live up her hind side or do you do it for free?

  • LaCresia Saunders

    Don’t forget Black Wall Street that was destroyed. it was run, owned and prospered by The Native Americans and Blacks of that time. I agree with you on the segregation issue too! My family owned there own school! We had our own and we prospered, even in rural VA! SMH if only people truly understood, I feel like the wanted to desegregate because they KNEW the black race would have faired better WITHOUT them and they wouldn’t be able to do HALF as much as we did!

  • Nepenthe

    Unlike some people, I don’t play in the muck. I just sit back and appreciate beauty when I see it. Beauty on the outside and beauty of character.

    You don’t appear to have either. But that can change, you know. Little bit of effort.

  • CLeigh

    Lol, alright. 🙂

  • Moon

    White women worked in factories during and immediately after WW2 and some entry level white collar jobs immediately after the war. Affirmative Action coincided with the Women’s Movement and the rise of the ERA. Affirmative Action became a way to passify them with the rise and influence of feminism.

    Liberia was a part of a huge plan to wash away the horrors of chattel slavery (one that Lincoln initially supported) because, like the with the Jew’s, European Americans were fully aware of the injustices that they committed during America’s Holocaust- which lasted far longer than the one in Germany. Some of the formerly enslaved did go to Liberia, but like the Jews that relocated all over the world after the war ended- most formerly enslaved Africans had a very clear and precise understanding of what they contributed to the building of this nation- which is why we blossomed during the era of Reconstruction until slavery was re-instituted in the form of Jim Crow laws. Laws that existed in the South but were supported by the country as a whole.

    It’s interesting how everything always circles back around to the European American culture’s inability to take responsibility for its ongoing atrocities and injustices.

    But again, we have prospered, survived, struggled, created, loved and fought in spite of all that. We continue to do so. It’s what WE do.

  • Moon

    Also…the “free labor” of the first 300 years of this country’s existence is the foundation of both banking and insurance. These industries are the foundations of capitalism. I would love for you to explain how whites aren’t still benefiting from that. LMAO

  • Eric Adams

    Should I reject eating at a Mexican restaurant because it only serves Mexican food?

  • Tony Evans

    Just a FYI, BET is owned by Viacom. So whatever message is being sent, it would be the message that Viacom is sending…

  • Joshua B.

    I applaud Mrs. Dash for her courage, in speaking to the idiocy of the pervasive racism ideology, furthered by the bulk of the media (including but certainly not limited to BET). If there were a network called White Entertainment Television, people would either rage like crazy or make crude jokes about the word “wet”. If
    there were an organization called the National Association for the Advancement of White People, every other ethnicity would pitch a fit. Yet, with blacks its deemed “okay” since a small number of light-skinned idiots oppressed some blacks 200 years ago. Here’s a fact for you: the first identified slave owner in American history was a black person oppressing one of their own. The media doesn’t want you to know that, so they keep screaming about “white oppression” that hasn’t been a nationally-acceptable thing for over 60 years. Even then, it was mostly occurring in the South; the majority of blacks in the North were free, and some fought in the Civil War.

  • Eric Adams

    Lol how can people fall for this. Dash doesn’t even follow arguments well enough to actually make a sensible rebuttal. Mr. Hill’s comment suggested it would be nice if Oscar nominees reflected the diversity of moviegoers. Stacey Dash interprets his comment as Oscar nominees should be moviegoers. Smh.

  • Joshua B.

    No, she merely stated (correctly) that the Academy Awards represent industry professionals; the audience isn’t their main concern. Otherwise, the most popular films would win the big awards, instead of barely-seen dramas and art-house fare.

  • J Rose

    Hmm let me put it this way. A majority of blacks when casted in major movies (directed or written by whites, usually males, that is) are supporting or minor characters whose character falls under either:
    1) the torn about individual who’s struggling to get by (sometimes lacks education)
    2) a person whose sole or leading duty is being the help
    3) a criminal, diliquent, or immoral person

    Nonetheless, did you happen to consider the time period or setting of Clueless? I presume not. The movie is about a bunch of rich teenagers. Not to mention the movie came out in 1995, a completely different period of film altogether. Before you go stating I’m “caught up in my own steroetyping” take the time to look over some facts and provide a reasonable example as a rebuttal.

  • Eric Adams

    lol

  • mark smith

    You sure should. Lol. If they aint diverse enough to sell burgers n pasta as well the hell with em

  • rlb1015

    But that is exactly the case. And exactly the issue. After Clueless (the movie, not her), she was primarily in B-list productions. Mainstream opportunities were not flowing her way for any number of reasons including the lack of inclusion/diversity. Such is the reason why a BET needs to exist. Yes, there should be diversity in Hollywood, but fortunately for her, there has been a BET who was committed to offering programming for an audience and helping talented actors eat. To your point, people get work where they can. So why would she shoot herself in the foot, slap her saving grace in the face and generally not see the reality of the matter? Note, it was more than 1 show on BET

  • rlb1015

    Why is it necessary to have 1 or the other. Why is it not possible to integrate while having affinity groups?

  • Eric Adams

    lol, only burgers and pasta? What a segregationist.

  • Aaron68

    The Oscars are a bad example for race baiters to hang their hat on. Since 1995, Black actors or Actresses have won in the categories “Best Actor, Best Actress, Best supporting actor, and Best Supporting Actress” 10 times out of the 80 awards (12.5%) given in the past 20 years. That actually is proportional to the black population in the US. Did black actors get snubbed this year? Maybe, but it happens all the time. Is Straight Outta Compton as good a film as Reservoir Dogs or the Shining? Neither of those movies got an Oscar nomination when they came out.

  • Marcus Gunn

    Okay first of all, their are plenty of channels oriented toward white entertainment. CMT, BET’s almost exact counterpart not being the least of them. However i think people are missing the point, this like everything else is being made into a racial issue. The academy has been broken for years and they award based on some outdated sense of propriety and seniority rather than they merit of the piece. There have been plenty of controversial winners and losers, as well as non inclusions over the years, not all of which have been black actors. I hate that everything has become a “race thing.” Choose the best performance, not the “most deserving.”

  • Eric Adams

    See… without even dealing with the substance of your argument, it is at least responsive to Hill’s comment as quoted by Dash. Dash clearly doesn’t even understand his argument. She made his argument something it wasn’t.

    On the substance of your argument though, it seems Hill was speaking on all categories, not just a select few. In addition, I doubt that’s the only argument “race baiters” have to hang their hats on.

  • Bigger_Mike

    And an IDIOT speaks. You missed the point STUPID. Nobody said anything about her getting a job to eat MORON. However, if you so “principled” that you don’t think that there should be a network that targets their programming to a predominately Black audience, then don’t take the check. If you do, then you are a HYPOCRITE, which Ms. Dash CLEARLY is.

  • Bigger_Mike

    You are really not only stupid, but ignorant. Who BENEFITS from “affirmative action” policies the most – WHITE WOMEN who own businesses. Get a clue pal.

  • m. anderson

    The Oscar nominees should reflect the demographics of the movie-going audience??? How can an “executive” like Hill of BET have such adolescent-level reasoning abilities? By his reasoning, awards for the best jazz performances should go to white jazz musicians since the majority of jazz aficionados are white. And in cities and towns where whites make up the largest segment of football and basketball game attendees, the awards as well as the team make-up itself should reflect the predominantly white audience…instead of the best athletes. It seems increasingly apparent to me that the more a person is obsessed with race and the past, the lower their intelligence becomes. Mr Hill would be an example. And Ms. Dash would be an example of woman who is able to grow in intelligence because she is not enslaved to the past and its negative pall over one’s life and one’s reasoning abilities.

  • Eric Wallace

    There is “White Entertainment Television”. It’s called…Television.

    The majority race of a country does not need special distinctions, because every institution at large already involves them. BET came into existence because majority White audiences have not generally identified with Black protagonists in TV shows/movies (besides rare exceptions), as people innately identify with their own, and so there needed to be a space for Black audiences to watch things they identify with, and for Black entertainers to perform. If America was 64% Black, there would never be a special Black channel – all TV would be Black anyway.

  • Bigger_Mike

    So you like beautiful morons for women. I can see why LMAO 🙂

  • Eric Wallace

    Conservatives talking common sense is as likely as a sea otter talking physics.

  • Eric Wallace

    Yeah, it’s BET’s fault that Black people are subjected to institutional racism on a daily basis. It’s only intelligent if you need backing for your own latent racism.

  • Damon M

    Ok fair point im all for that. So youd be comfortable with a ‘white entertainment television’?
    Im not trying to be snarky, and i do agree with you that cultural diversity is awesome and love it. I do think there is a double standard on that though, which is what stacy addressed.

  • Aton Ausar

    Propaganda Pornography Prostitution. Paid to f*ck with your mind, if you happen to give a damn. Media Whores gotta eat too.

  • KimK

    We are all the same it doesn’t matter the color of your skin or where you came from we are all one thing and that is HUMAN BEINGS. Stop segregating every thing and stop thinking that one kind of person is getting something more than the other, that is so childish. Imagine the uproar if there were “white entertainment awards!” I can’t imagine that. No one is up in arms about the NBA being mostly black men, saying we need more white players because a lot of the fans are white! Stacey has come out and said what people have been thinking for years, like why is there Black History Month, The BET network? The Latinos do it too they segregate their ethnicity with their own channels, magazines, etc. too. We’d never see a White Entertainment network now would we?

  • KimK

    Well put!

  • KimK

    Excellent!

  • DB Cooper

    That’s straight bullshit. CMT is Country Music Television. Country music is one small segment of all music types. BET is Black Entertainment Television so I’m guessing it’s entertainment aimed at all blacks, I mean it’s not called Rap Television or Soul Television right? If you could compare BET to anything it would be MTV but MTV isn’t exclusively white either.

  • KimK

    The first slave owner in America was black, but enough about that since this happened so G.D. long ago. You say most of the t.v. shows are predominately white? I don’t accept that, there have been plenty of all black cast television shows throughout the years that everyone has enjoyed. The Jeffersons, Fresh Prince of Belair, Good Times, Sanford and Son, The Cosby Show, Soul Train, etc…and I have watched and enjoyed them all! Mainstream America gets rid of a lot of t.v. shows every year! It’s got nothing to do with the color of the actors in the show I can assure you, it has to do w/ ratings. I am sure Stacey took the job on The Game and didn’t even have it in her mind that the show was on BET of any other network, I don’t think she or anyone else thinks like that, it was a job and she took it. She has come out and spoke out about what a lot of people have been thinking for years but didn’t have the guts to say and that is why do we have a Black History month, a black only network? This was all in reference to Jada Pinkett Smith’s boycott of the Oscars, which is doing nothing but breeding more racism. Jada Pinkett Smith breeds racism where it’s not warranted!

  • KimK

    Exactly, Stacey addressed the double standard, that was it. She brought this out into the light of what a lot of people have been wondering for years. There’d be no end to the uproar if there was a White Entertainment Network or a White History Month!

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    The reason why Ms. Dash Mr. Hill said this was this past year in 2015 46% NEARLY HALF of the movie tickets in this country were purchased by BLACK PEOPLE! Too bad you pimp your ass out to Fox as the really non-black person that they deem can speak for all of Black America, (and you can’t and you shouldn’t, you should just speak on your own experience and preface it that way but you tell the worst lies of all when you open your mouth) all of your life except when you have to get a paycheck.
    ,

  • KimK

    And that is what she is doing she is drawing attention to the problem of segregation by bringing up the fact that Black History month and having a black only network only segregates. We are all human beings we are not the color of our skin, we didn’t choose the color of our skin or where we came from we are simply human beings!

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    Joshua B here’s a tidbit you don’t know BET is NO LONGER EVEN owned by anyone African-American. The Johnson family sold it while Ms. Dash’s ass was working for the network but she doesn’t mention that does she? BET is actually in reality by ownership White Entertainment Television making $ off A Black demographic.

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    NO don’t say that CLeigh because before Ms. Dash closes her eyes and goes Home to the Lord, America will remind her in her life she’s a black woman, don’t worry about that, okay baby? lol

  • Isaiah40_31

    I guess this is how you stay relevant. Smart, cause your acting roles are definitely not doing it for ya.

  • DNCdelegateTieBreaker✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    This is how it goes with black people….you all must adhere to the same lines of thinking with regard to who’s the oppressor/enemy and what is acceptable or you ostracize him/her. Amazing at the tribal mentality that exists in your head.

  • DNCdelegateTieBreaker✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The tribe is getting angrier and angrier that she’s not aligning with their group-think. Unfortunately there is nothing the tribe can do. Please continue ostracizing her….

  • Isaiah40_31

    Thanks Stacey for letting us know Variety was wrong about The Game … http://variety.com/2015/tv/ratings/ratings-bets-the-game-ends-nine-year-run-with-season-highs-1201558462/

  • KimK

    Because it was a job and she’s not racist so she didn’t stop and think about the content of the network, it was a job not a racist issue.

  • Chad Langen

    Why don’t you ask Spike Lee this same question? How is he going to benefit financially from the film industry for years, and then turn around and criticize it? Hypocritical is right.

  • Tony Evans

    Guess we will never know how Martin would have felt about Affirmative Action since a white man killed him before we could ask.
    Please don’t speculate on what Martin would or would not have liked. You don’t know.

  • Marcus Gunn

    Until 2014 their was exclusively white content on CMT, look it up. now the channel features occasional episodes of the Jamie Foxx show. I could make an incredibly strong argument that country music is predominately white just as R&B and hip hop is predominantly black. regardless of your personal unwillingness to except that a channel doesn’t have to be named the white entertainment channel, it is exactly that. It targets a very specific demographic, no different than lifetime targeting females. neither of which address the actual POINT of her comments and my argument that there is an issue with the Academy and it is not a race thing.

  • Joey Amoah

    Right because we “choose” to not be included in the Oscars, GGs, Emmys, Grammys, Billboard Awards, AMAs.

    How dare we black folks create award shows that celebrate all the things
    we’ve done in Hollywood. How dare we celebrate the black people that
    have had amazing years in Hollywood. How dare we create tv shows with
    black characters on them, that aren’t trash reality tv.

    How ****ing dare we.

    You can shut the **** up.

    “If you don’t like that they don’t nomination black people, make your own awards.”

    “BET Awards are racist. They don’t nominate white people.” (which is false by the way)

    Yall mutha****ers make me sick.

  • Joey Amoah

    W.E.T. is literally every other channel apart from B.E.T.. sit your dumb ass down somewhere

  • Speaking_The_Hard_Truth

    Go Stacy!!!

  • Joe Joe

    As my dad used to say, a non sequitur is better than no sequitur at all.

  • Speaking_The_Hard_Truth

    CLeigh cannot change. Already decided to take the “whitey-is-evil” route.

  • Deez_nutz

    @RealStaceyDash is onto something here…A Bunch of gibberish!!! I like how she refers to herself as an independent-thinking black woman…well black woman do you understand your history/culture with all that crap coming out of your mouth? I seriously doubt she is proud of her heritage. Ms Dash pls help me understand how BET is different from other special interest channels like Univision, Telemundo, TLC, Fox, MSNBC etc? BTW Stacey Dash has been on the cover of NUMEROUS black magazines but she says “Anything that promotes segregation is bad”. FOH with this propaganda…Just keep licking boots at Fox!

  • Exton

    You comment makes no sense. Just a string of worthless snarky insults.

  • Deez_nutz

    t least i have “insults” and your contribution is? zombie with no mind of his own. #AllISeeIsStrings

  • Bigger_Mike

    It is not hypocritical to state that there is an under-representation of people of color and women in the entertainment industry. That’s nothing new. The Academy is 77% men and 94% White. That’s how you can criticize it.

  • Bigger_Mike

    Nobody said she’s racist at all. Far from it. Hypocritical, naive and ignorant – absolutely.

  • Taiyon Demyers

    I wonder if BET were being racist when they nominated Justin Timberlake,Eminem, Iggy Azalia, and Robin Thicke for BET awards?

  • American

    Allow me to answer both your questions of why there is a BET
    and black history month.

    Here is an exercise, turn on your TV and change around until
    you make it to the end and calculate and analyze how many black people you see
    on any other station besides BET. There you have your answer, all of Television
    is WET, for it mainly shows white people. Little black kids when looking at
    Disney Channel will rarely if ever see someone who looks like themselves. And
    on other stations as well there is not much representation of black people
    which is why there is a BET. However, BET should be removed or upgraded because
    it does not have valid representation and always shows stereotype images of
    black people.

    This one month of the year has been set aside so that all Americans can
    honor the past of a people who were brought to this country in political
    bondage. This month allows each and every American to celebrate the rich
    traditions of African Americans while at the same time celebrating those
    aspects of their own culture around their own positive contributions to
    society. Black History Month is a time when people of African ancestry can come
    together in memory of our rich past, a past that has largely been hidden from
    us. It is a time when we are given the opportunity to learn about many of our
    contributions and accomplishments, which have historically been taken for
    granted. HOWEVER, I feel the month should be gotten rid of because we still don’t
    learn much about black history and because other should also be learning this. If
    the African American people in history made differences in America, it should
    be considered AMERICAN history and shouldn’t just be taught in the shortest
    month of the year as a tribute to their skin color. This should be taught in
    schools to every children along with every history because it is all linked
    together.

    Black people are the only minorities that have the worst experience when
    coming to this country, even when it comes to the Indians. Because the problem
    was never redressed and dealt with. And now they got a little month and TV station
    to themselves and people are upset? Why? The Indians got hotels and casino for
    the catastrophe they went through. America has 43 white president and no one
    said anything, then we get one black president and everyone’s upset. Talk about
    double standard. Not to mention, segregation already exists between where black
    and white live and black and white schools. Black people were segregated to the
    poor parts of communities since the eradication of slavery. And they are still
    living there today! So why most white people today may not be racist, blacks
    are still getting discriminated against and experiencing unfair treatment. And
    what are these whites who are NOT racist doing about it – Nothing but
    complaining about why whites don’t have a WET station and a White History
    Month. FYI, if you’re not part of the solution you’re a part of the problem.
    Hope this shed some light for anyone and everyone!

  • BruceT

    12 Blacks have won Oscars. How many Whites have won BETs?

    Racist pigs make me sick.

  • BruceT

    Brilliant article. Liberals cannot stand their filthy hypocrisy being exposed.

  • tapdancer47

    It’s clear that Stacey can’t get any A-list acting job (since 20 years ago’s Clueless), so she figured the only way to get attention is to say something with shock value to ingratiate herself to her masters at Fox; Look at how the racist white people are commending her for bravery because she’s become their paid mouthpiece.

    Here is Stacey’s own cousin (whom she’d described as her role model) giving his frank opinion about her thirst for attention and ‘cooning’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_9azNdmWpc (Enjoy)

  • Taiyon Demyers

    You do have the white entertainment awards. they’re called the grammys. They’re called the oscars. They’re called the tony awards. And they’re called the Sag awards.

    BTW you don’t need a white entertainment network when white people make up the vast majority of any TV show or movie that comes out of hollywood

  • jimfact

    I think you missed her point.

  • kishi

    Probably a stronger argument if the BET Awards didn’t nominate white musicians and acts, like Sam Smith, who won Best New Artist last year. But, hey, don’t let the facts interfere!

  • kishi

    MLK wasn’t a Republican. “I don’t think the Republican Party is a party full of the almighty God nor is the Democratic Party. They both have weaknesses … And I’m not inextricably bound to either party.”

  • BruceT

    That is not a stronger argument because 32 Black actors and actresses have been nominated for an Oscar and 12 have won.

    Don’t let the facts get in the way of your hypocrisy.

  • Tony Evans

    Thank whatever god you worship that you dropped the mike because you sound ignorant and never should have held it.

    Your definition of People of Color is faulty. POC encompasses blacks, hispanics, asians, native americans, etc.

    Black liberals agree that your Academy membership breakdown is correct. THAT’S THE PROBLEM! With the current makeup and the Invitation Only practice, the voting membership will never become diverse in it’s current form.

    Your math and logic is faulty. Even if the 6% sponsors only minorities, they have to be approved by the “governing board”. That’s why the current makeup of the Academy is what it is.

    Non Blacks can boycott the NFL and the NBA if they like. Those sports are top heavy with Black Athletes because White owners hire and pimp them for entertainment. People of Color don’t control those sports. That’s white owners excluding white players. So your analogy is faulty again.

    Your argument of Blacks selling Blacks into slavery begs for you to do more research. This was often done under duress i.e. either you bring them or we take you in their place, and other forms of subjugation. Google it.

    In what plan was slavery meant to happen? Do you really believe that? Google “Stockholm Syndrome”. Recognize anyone?

    As for having it both ways, what does that even mean? Why can’t we work on building a strong Black community? There is a strong Jewish community. There is a strong Asian Community. There is a strong white community. There are thriving communities all over this country. With that being said, we all have to work together as Americans. The American community has to be inclusive for that to work. That’s the part of the equation that People of Color are trying to change, because at the moment, it’s not.

    I’m sorry that your people make you throw up in your mouth. We still will be here when you need us.

    I’m gonna put the mike back on the mike stand because some misguided person dropped it thinking that if he or she broke it, no one else could use it. So selfish….don’t you think?

  • Tony Evans

    What has she played since Clueless? Stacy was a cute actress of limited range who has whored herself out for money by badmouthing her people for Fox News. What has Stacy done with her platform to help her people? This most certainly is not helping. But, we will be here for her when she needs us. Actually, White Owned BET will probably give her old job back.

  • kishi

    12 whole wins in 88 years, wow, you’re right, I don’t understand why anyone is complaining!

  • Tony Evans

    Cmty is not Community. Community is community.
    Why are you talking about a organization that no one follows?
    Who are these BSGs that you are calling out?

    I believe that you are “out of touch” with the black community. I know that if you are here agreeing with Ms. Dash, you most definitely are not helping the Black Community. Sorry.

  • Tony Evans

    You really are out of touch. Why do you keep mentioning the NAACP? They are not operating in a leadership capacity in the black community. Not at the level you are giving them. What did they do to you to put you on this obvious vendetta? You my friend are turning into a case study.

  • Tony Evans

    Actually, she stepped on the plantation.

  • Spychiatrist

    Are Japanese people considered white by you? Are Indians?

    I’ll give you the Feast of St Basil perhaps.

  • Samantha63

    She’s absolutely spot on. And honestly, we need more of her. Given the defacto cultural reality we live in, no individual can disagree with prevailing black ideology except people of color, and even when THAT happens, as you see, there’s a cascade of criticism from her peers. Whites are very diverse, and they criticize and literally eviscerate each other in every arena. That sacrifices Unity of course, but it’s healthy for growth of the society. Blacks have not replicated that. They have embraced Unity at all cost, because they see themselves as oppressed minorities and Unity is required both for protection and advancement.

    She’s absolutely correct that the rules change, the bases are moved based on what benefits 1 demographic. Desegregation benefits one day, the next day in another area of the culture segregation is preferred because it allows dominance. Today, they say they want the percentage of black award nominees to the be same as the population of movie goers, which I think is around 40 percent. But Yesterday, they complained about public radio, which has zero percentage of blacks as a listening audience, and zero financial support, and wanted programming changed to topics they liked. In THAT case, they didn’t point to who was watching or listening, they pointed to their right to be represented based on the percentage to the general population as a whole. Well, if you extrapolate that theory and apply it to the Oscars…..the percentages are exactly where they should be, because the majority of the country is white. if 50 percent of the movies produced are afro-centric, then that would not only violate the rule black leaders originally came up with, but also Hollywood knows that half their profit will be gone because those movies don’t appeal to non-black audiences.

    Hollywood is just a collection of private companies making whatever movies appeal to themselves, and to mainstream America. In fact, the whole industry started to begin with because a handful of Jews from the east coast traveled west to create something for themselves that they couldn’t within the institutions that already existed. They made movies THEY liked, and made movies that THEY thought would sell. They wanted the movies to have moral tales that THEY wanted society to hear, and featured archetypes that THEY grew up with. ANY DEMOGRAPHIC AND ANY INDEPENDENT PRODUCER can do the exact same thing. All black producers have to do is make moves they like. But what they want instead, is for themselves to make movies they like, and everyone else’s movies have be be approved by them as well. That’s 100 percent. And sorry, but nobody’s demographic is 100 percent. And even if it was, wouldn’t that be a sad, homogeneous, day.

  • Tony Evans

    You can’t be aware spouting the sometimes illogical crap that you spout. I believe you are in Internet Blackface.

  • Samantha63

    What does her “cousin” have to do with anything? This is exactly what Stacey is talking about to begin with. You change the narrative based on convenience. Today, the cousin matters. Tomorrow, when a popular black figure is criticized by his cousin, you’ll be talking about how it means nothing and we all have crazy cousins.

  • Tony Evans

    Yep. You have to be white to spout the hatred you have against black people. You are the Ultimate Troll!

  • Spychiatrist

    Why don’t you have little heart to heart with your soul sista that I was addressing and then get back to me about all the hate.

    Many of you black folk like to pretend that you’re above the reproach of hate but you’re no different than I am. You are every bit the racist that you decry lady and I think you know it. I’m only pointing out your hypocricy the same way that Stacy Dash is pointing it out and you don’t like that do you.

    Truth is hard isn’t it.

  • Spychiatrist

    Finally the truth emerges. You are what you’re calling we whites and that’s an unabashed racist.

    I applaud your honesty.

  • Samantha63

    The only person rolling over in his grave is MLK. He didn’t burn down neighborhoods. He didn’t tell his friends to rob convenience stores then battle with a policeman at 2 in the morning. His friends and family were asleep in bed at 2 in the morning and had jobs or school the next day. He FOUGHT for the right to go to school. He was also proud of his country. He wouldn’t have wasted his time trying to make some kid in school take off a tee shirt that had an American flag on it, and he certainly wouldn’t have stomped on it. He wasn’t an anarchist and he wasn’t a racial supremacist. He has NO followers today.

  • BruceT

    Yes, people should be given awards based on the colour of their skin, the very definition of racism. Name a single White actor or actress has won a BET acting award, or one who has been nominated. Doesn’t racism just fill you with a warm glow.

  • John Teevan

    So is Ms. Dash refunding BET for her check or not? It seems like she doesn’t want it…

  • Delphanie Hutchins

    Thanks!! Lol BET can be watched by any race. I have friends who aren’t Black but guess what they watch BET. They even promote artist that MTV wouldn’t in the past including white and hispanic artist. Because they were “too urban” or “too hip hop”

    Also sorry to hurt your feelings but yes us blacks did know that BET is owned by viacom (a white owner). Just like NBC is owned by a middle easterner. Google it.

  • Pro-Lif3

    Are you stating you’ve never criticized an employer? Even if you haven’t, just because someone gives you a check does not mean they are treating you the same as they are other employees or they aren’t to be criticized.

  • Samantha63

    Well, I wasn’t speaking in absolutes. I’m talking about generally. And prevailing American Black culture maintain unity through family, church and neighborhoods. The memes and direction stay in place because there’s no incentive to oppose them. Black talk radio, black music, black journalism, black church sermons, all reinforce the narrative. As to your second point, the Academy has always been criticized for leaving great films out of awards. Comedy is not as valued as Drama. Fantasy films like Star Wars, Alien, Harry Potter are routinely snubbed, despite being considered iconic by white moviegoers. Conservative views not as valued as Liberal views. Urban views seem to dominate over rural views. There are tons of stereotypes and not enough good roles for women. There’s LOTS to whine about. And the whining is annual. What makes THIS different is because when black people whine, they cry racism and are ready to boycott and or/march in the streets which is the standard mode of operation. When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

  • Bigger_Mike

    Let me explain it for you. She’s a HYPOCRITE. Does it make sense now?

  • Pro-Lif3

    The first person to own a slave in America was not a Black man.That’s revisionist nonsense that was birthed by the recent attack on the Confederacy, just like the supposed thousands of blacks that fought for the confederacy.

    The ship Desire brought a cargo of Africans from Barbados to Boston in 1634; these people were sold as slaves. In 1640 John Punch, a runaway servant of African descent, was sentenced to lifelong slavery in Virginia, while the two European-born companions who fled with him had their indentures extended.

    The lie you are spreading references a court case in 1654. Not surprisingly, your tale has never been taught in history books.

  • Bigger_Mike

    You are missing the point. Nobody has said that there should be awards given out based on one’s color. What’s being said here is that you have a system where 94% of the members of the Academy are White and 77% are men. If you don’t think that influences the voting, then I don’t know what to tell you. They want a more diverse body in the Academy. Do you have a problem with that? Also out of all of the Academy Awards that have been given since the inception of the awards ceremony in 1926, how is it that Blacks have only won 15 times in the 4 acting categories, never for best director, and only once for best picture?

  • Key-LoLo

    Your constant use of the word THEY is reflective of your backwards thinking. YOU are also what is wrong with America. Check yourself! There are plenty of channels that pander to different groups. Lifetime for example for women, Spike for Men, Telemundo/Univision for Latinos, Bollywood channel for Indians. I don’t see you saying anything about that! If minorities had to rely on the majority to represent them, there would be NO representation, which is evident by the Oscar nominations this year. You’re unable to see outside of yourself and tone deaf to those around you. You’re probably the same type of person who complains about the transgressions against women because you are one and that is your struggle, but are unable to see any one else’s. Smh. Have a seat.

  • At least unlike racist white folks, I admit it so I can work on changing.

  • Pro-Lif3

    People always get hung up on the name. “We can have BET, but not WET?” You have WET, it’s just that when you’re in the majority you don’t have to identify yourself in the manner a minority does because you’re part of the mainstream.” My mother watches Lifetime and Hallmark, I’ve never seen a movie on the network not about white people. Sounds like White Entertainment TV to me. That goes for CBS as well.

    Every black themed network, school, magazine, sorority organization, etc. is a direct reaction to whites excluding blacks from their version. You have a problem with segregated institutions lay the blame at the people who created them.

  • Samantha63

    Here’s where we differ. I don’t think it’s anyone’s job to make sure people or things are “useful” or “sensitive” or even nice. And homogeneity should NOT be the ideal and never was. What’s more, homogeneity is an illusion, anyway. People all over the world have very different cultural practices and religions and morals and languages and likes and dislikes. Anyone who attempts to give up their own culture in order to make “strides” with this are just marching into the dustbin of history. I have no problem with the BET channel. I think it’s a fine thing that we are different, as long as we respect each other and have enough in common to bring us together under the same banner. The vast majority of white Americans respect black history and culture and admire it. But the opposite is not true, and that’s the problem. Whites are ridiculed or demonized in many arenas, and the result is often not diversity or equality, but marginalization.

  • Pro-Lif3

    Like CBS, The CW,and every month of the year. If you can find one freshman high school history textbook in the country that has more content regarding blacks than whites you’ll have a point. Until then, you’re just spouting nonsense.

  • Key-LoLo

    What the hell are you talking about you undercover racist? What kid are you speaking of and about MLK wasting his time? You have NO idea how many followers he has, because you choose to believe what is put in front of you by the media. You have no traveled all corners of this earth to know whether MLK has followers. You are one of those people who likes to use rare examples to justify your racism against an entire race. The “examples” you have stated are not a result of RACE, but of POVERTY. You travel to any poor neighborhood of the United States (white/black/asian/latino/green/blue/purple) and the same activities are taking place. It just so happens that people of color are generally born into poverty.
    You want to give examples right? Because white people haven’t burned down their neighborhoods and rioted? Hmmm let’s take a look at Boston and other “sporting events” that majority white people have rioted at, but the media played down. Because white people have never robbed a convenience store? Because majority white people on wall Street don’t rob Americans and make us pay for their sins through taxes? Because white people aren’t the ones involved in mass shootings in elementary schools and movie theaters? Because a white officer in the south didn’t rape 23 Black women, thinking he would get away with it because people wouldn’t believe them? Because a white government didn’t poison children in Michigan and try to hide behind their carelessness? Fix your own issues in your backyard before erroneously trying to point out others you piece of sh!t useless cow.

  • Samantha63

    Wow, that really went over your head if you have no clue as to why I was saying “they.” You didn’t get your daily meme in regards to the they word and how to interpret it so as a result you respond with gibberish. Also, “representation” is a right enshrined in the constitution, not the Oscars. If you think I’m tone deaf then you’re blind, deaf and dumb. You’ve clearly got your head up your rear end because you can’t see 10 feet in front of you. You’ve just been served…key-lo, lay lo low low. Take a seat. And for record, since you don’t know me or my views, I have no problem with there being a BET channel. There’s a gay channel too, but you don’t see gay people demanding that the percentage of oscar winners reflect the percentage of gay people who buy movie tickets.

  • Pro-Lif3

    You don’t think there is enough history about blacks being taught so your solution is to get rid of BHM? That makes little sense.

  • Pro-Lif3

    Hard work ethic? She hardly acts. I wonder if she ever ponders that if she was white she might have been the star of Clueless instead of the best friend.

  • Key-LoLo

    Gays and Jews OWN the industry, so knock it off. Due to their influence in Hollywood, they are able to be represented in a positive light. And there wasn’t any “gay” movie out this year (whatever that means) in reference to your comment above about gays demanding Oscars winners to reflect the audience. No one has been served, but your own dumb@ss. Regarding your statement “There’s a gay channel too, but you don’t see gay people demanding that the percentage of oscar winners reflect the percentage of gay people who buy movie tickets.”
    You are speaking about one Black person who ssid Oscars should reflect the audience. ONE person saying there should be a percentage of Oscars given based on the audience does not represent an entire race or people for that manner. YOU have taken it as a representation of the entire race. You think you’re funny and youre not, lol. Key la low low. Try again honey.

  • Pro-Lif3
  • Samantha63

    Yes, white people rob stores, but none of them riot in the street when the perp gets arrested or shot. And I don’t see any Telamundo-sponsored riots, either, if a hispanic person gets jacked up by some cop.

  • Samantha63

    LOL you are so lost.

  • Pro-Lif3

    “There are always more important things to worry about” is a phrase used by people that enjoy and benefit from the status quo or are scared. “You’re worried about integrating lunch counters. We got Black men being lynched. There are more important things to worry about!”

    It is possible to care about more than one thing.

  • Truth0312

    Exclusion of Black people from the Oscars qualifies as institutional racism. People of color rarely have the option of choosing class over race in America. They’re intrinsically tied.

  • Pro-Lif3
  • Key-LoLo

    So it’s okay if white people riot and destroy things over sports, but not over injustice? Neither one is ok. I live in Boston I have witnessed it. Stop the lies! There were many peacful protests in different cities which had no media coverage. There were MORE peaceful protests than the “riots” which were covered by the media. You wanna know why? Because people (of all colors) like to feed off of negativity and they like to put others in boxes. It makes them feel better about themselves and they use it as justification for their prejudice. I’m sorry did BET sponsor a riot that I am not aware of? Stop lying. There has never been a riot sponsored by any black network. The difference is the media is h3llbent on representing each race a certain way in order to cause hysteria and fear.

  • Joshua B.

    Replies like that are a classic example of the “perpetual victimhood” mentality, championed by the bulk of the Liberal Left.

  • Truth0312

    AA benefits White women most. What are you saying?

  • Joshua B.

    If that’s true, they should be ashamed of themselves, and so should the people who continue to support their efforts. My point is that we need to ditch this “blacks are always the victims” mentality; its just as bad as the “all whites are oppressors” variety.

  • Samantha63

    I’m sure you’ll respond to me again because that’s what you do and you’ll write 50 posts of word salad until you get the last word in so girl knock yourself out….

  • Key-LoLo

    Girl bye. The only one lost is you. You are a mindless sheep who is easily manipulated by the masses and has yet to pose an effective argument so you resort to insults. Everything you’re saying is hearsay and to back up your own screwed up views and prejudices. This is my last response to your ignorance.

  • Key-LoLo

    Lol. you still have yet to come up with data to back up your statements and provide a valid argument because you know you’re lying

  • Joshua B.

    I can’t think of one channel specifically geared toward whites, but there are some where the majority of people living a certain way have lighter skin. You mentioned CMT as an example, but there’s several dark-skinned people doing country music; Darius Rucker is one of my favorites from any ethnicity.

  • Samantha63

    Really, because there are black people on every channel, on most every show, there’s even black news anchors on special news shows. I don’t see any Vietnamese people rioting in the street because there’s no equal representation by their population and no Housewives of Chinatown or anything. Sit your racist ass down, dope.

  • Truth0312

    The faithful sidekick. A role all too familiar for people of color.

  • Samantha63

    And you just proved my point. And btw saying there’s ALSO some peaceful protest along with the majority that are riots or near riots or attempted riots by provocation, .is like saying your neighbor shot you in the face but some of the bullets missed so it’s all good….

  • Samantha63

    Good. (We’ll see).

  • Joshua B.

    Actually, MTV was founded in 1981, and a whopping two years went by before they started accepting black artists. Which people helped break that stance, one of them becoming the first dark-skinned performer with videos in heavy rotation? I’ll tell you: Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson. If not for them and a few other vocal opponents, MTV wouldn’t have changed their policy.

  • nomorelies343

    Nailed it!

  • Damon M

    Would you like asian-americans to be ‘equally recognized’ even if they don’t get nominations based on merit? Should nominations be based on merit or should exactly 20% of nominees and winners be forced to be black, 10% asian, 30% latino, etc? Are you that uncomfortable seeing people that don’t look like you do well fpr themselves?

  • Damon M

    ^^^^ this is not someone you want to share a train car with if youre not black. This is an angry black nationalist. If a majority of black americans think like this scumbag then we are headed for a civil war. You deserve no respect.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    This woman is seriously brainwashed by the money she gets from Fox News. Her movie career is over. Her acting career is over. She isn’t on any more mags. Her own race has disowned her. SO what does she have left? A braindump and becoming the “chicken George” character for Fox News. Smh. Damn shame. She spouting all this nonsense about BET, BET Awards and the Image Awards being ONLY won by black people…nevermind that BET is owned by a white dude, and several white people have won BET Awards and have earned Image Awards…she might want to do her research BEFORE speaking about something she barely knows about. Then again, that IS Fox News’ MO.

  • The Clandestine Samurai

    When you say “We need more of her”, who is the “we” you’re talking about?

  • BruceT

    They don’t want a more diverse body, their argument was that there were no black people with nominations or winners. You don’t see a problem with that?

    How many black people had starring roles in movies until the 70s/80s? Asking how many since it’s inception is such a wrong question.

  • Damon M

    ^^^^ this is a racist^^^^

  • Thomas Mag Malaglowicz

    Wow. Racist much?

  • Damon M

    It sure does and all of us non-racists need to start calling it out

  • The Clandestine Samurai

    Ronnie is talking about THIS NATION’s values, culture, language, etc. Not really sure why you started talking about people all over the world. Also, what do you mean by “homogeneity is an illusion”? In what way?

  • The Clandestine Samurai

    And what are your sources for this claim that “the vast majority of white Americans respect history and culture and admire it.”?
    Who EXACTLY is doing the ridiculing and demonizing of whites??

  • Bigger_Mike

    If you don’t see a problem with a organization that’s 94% White, then why would I see a problem when they ask how is it that there are no people of color for the second year in a row getting a nomination in the top 4 categories. And it’s NOT a wrong question to ask at all. In fact, that’s kind of the point. And if you listen to people who actually work in the industry, they will tell you that from the studio heads on down, there is a lack of diversity in the industry and there needs to be more.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    There is no such thing as a BET acting award BUT several white people have won BET awards as well as Image Awards…Eminem (nominated 6 times, won once), Justin Timberlake (nominated 8 times), Robin Thicke (nominated three times), Macklemore (nominated 5 times, won once) and Sam Smith, who won one.

  • April

    ‘And they’re absolutely mortified that someone like me — an independent-thinking black woman — dares call their bluff.’ That’s a funny way of saying, ‘Another irrelevant has been trying to make a dollar by selling herself to the highest bidder.’ I think someone sounds sad that she can’t be a white girl. Funny though, all those white people agreeing with her would be singing a different tune if her opinion had been the opposite. They have their token black girl though. They can’t possibly be racist if they have a black girl doing their bidding for them. She’s doing exactly what she’s accusing BET of doing. Except she’s trying to speak for the side of the white people. I, however, am an independent white woman and can form my own opinions. I don’t need to sell out or pretend to be something else so someone else will like me or validate my opinions.

  • A Smith

    So here’s how it goes:
    Liberals: We need a conversation on race!
    Stacey Dash: Okay, here’s what I think.
    Liberals: Shut up, Chicken George.

  • Samantha63

    You win the internet. lol.

  • BruceT

    The BET Awards for Best Actor & Actress are awarded to actors and actresses from both television and film. Some nominees have been nominated based on their performances in multiple bodies of work within the eligibility period. Wikipedia
    Category of: BET Awards

    Try again.

  • Ken Roach Jr.

    Preach sister!

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    It is true . All you had to do to find out was to go here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BET

    Black owner , no, Viacom since 2001. I wish sometimes before people talk they go out there and get the facts. Viacom bought the network FOR the demographic! Best way for them to know what African-Americans like in their programming, what they may buy based on advertising history which they got with the purchase as well. Buy the company and its archives of everything.There are so many people on here saying stuff when they know NOTHING about the network.

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    No, she’s yet to write that check…

  • Ken Roach Jr.

    Time for my people to stop always playing the victim, we allow ourselves to be locked in this mental slavery.

  • The Clandestine Samurai

    I see you provide responses based on convenience. I don’t know why you put the word cousin in quotes, as if you’ve never learned what a cousin is, but I see you’ve dismissed Damon Dash altogether instead of listening to what he had to say.

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    You obviously know NOTHING about Dr MLK except what you learned in school. Hours before he died he said American was a house burning. ON fire morally and ethically and here he was fighting for his people to get entry for opportunities in a place that was burning down. Harry Belafonte is still among us and his words about Dr King you can find if you choose to on You Tube and on Mr. Belafonte’s site.Dr King still has followers today who will continue to speak on racial inequality in America and abroad. For the record, he wasn’t proud of this country either. I don’t know how you made that stretch. Maybe you should read letters from a Birmingham jail before you write what you did. wow. And please go look up the town Rosewood in Google. Yes Dr King never burned down a town but he did you and visit one all burned down INTENTIONALLY by those who were not African-American over the town’s self-determination and growth.

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    Please don’t call someone names. When we et to that level proper discourse goes out the window.

  • Spychiatrist

    Let me tell you something.

    I know what you’re thinking because I’ve seen enough of the racialist type remarks from your ilk to know. You are happy that whites are being displaced in this country. You see it as an end to what you view as oppressive and hateful. Here’s the bad news for you though; blacks can’t out breed the Mestizos.

    Mexicans are out breeding all of us and guess what they don’t much care for blacks from what I can gather. As a matter of fact, formerly black neighborhoods have been cleansed of their blackness by the Mexicans. There is no love loss dear radical black lady.

    Blacks will still have to contend with the Mexicans and the Mexicans WON’T be browbeaten back like we whites with your accusations of racism constantly. Get ready….they’re coming.

  • The Clandestine Samurai

    BET definitely does some idiotic programming, but I highly doubt they’d be even slightly mortified by the staggering ignorance you put forth here. You said you were an independent thinking black woman, but where in this blog post is there evidence of thought?

  • What I said is obvious to anyone with a comprehension level above that of the second grade.

  • Doesn’t change the fact that AA is wrong and in conflict with the idea of equal opportunity. Two wrongs don’t make a right no matter how you slice it.

  • J_CAS

    It’s the production company that pays her, of which there are four for that show. BET is just one of the distributors, among the *five* distributors of that show. So, her paycheck does not come directly or solely from BET.

  • J_CAS

    You go, girl.

  • Samantha63

    Thanks for validating what I said. King never burned out any neighborhoods, never celebrated criminals, always encouraged good citizenship and justice and peace and non violence. He worked to fulfill the promise of his country, not destroy it. He didn’t intend on his race feeling superior to all other races, that wasn’t the point. Otherwise, we’d be celebrating Malcolm X day or some other leader, instead of MLK.

  • Kentrell

    This opinion has been annotated using genius. To see the annotations please visit the following link.

    genius.it/http://www.patheos.com/blogs/staceydash/2016/01/how-bet-lies-to-black-people/

  • Kel

    historically, black people have always self-segregated and now they’re afforded all the same opportunities as everyone else…

  • william serob

    Please Samurai, share with us examples of the “staggering ignorance” you’re referring to. I don’t think you can. You’re just pushing buttons. Stacey’s got it all right

  • Kel

    you obviously have never been discriminated against. shouldn’t affect mature, smart people, but it happens all the time

  • Kel

    what else does she have? she’s pushing 50 with no accomplishment besides playing a trophy wife or posing damn near nude. she obviously seeks attention by any means necessary.

  • Samantha63

    I think he should be thrilled now that someone has finally commented on one of his posts…lol.

  • william serob

    Kel you have no point. Her career path and the truthiness of her comments are wholly unrelated.

  • J_CAS

    Not an actual argument. Just hurling insults.

  • BabyMia

    Please keep in mind Bet and pandering to Black people is what made Stacey Dash known. Her being a video girl, a pin up in spreads, and constant low budget straight to BET movies; outside of her 3 marriages kept an income for her. At some point we as people have to realize some people are cool, yet not to be trusted. She’s one.

  • The Clandestine Samurai

    You ask for examples and then go ahead and assume I’m pushing buttons? You don’t sound like someone who would know what was right or wrong at all. Her response to Stephen Hill was ignorant. Her contradicting herself about black space was ignorant. Her dictating what standards of diversity are to blacks is ignorant. Her thinking people have not heard of “The Game” was ignorant.

  • Bigger_Mike

    Stop it. When Patricia Arquette gave that speech at the Academy Awards last year on gender equality, nobody cried about it and the women at the ceremony applauded wildly. So how is it when Blacks who are members complain about diversity of the Academy are suddenly screaming racism? They are not. They are calling out that there needs to be change.

  • EdDrky

    I find it odd that you are now bashing a network that provided you an opportunity. There is no way any of the Big Three would have picked up “The Game” because it does not appeal to their target audience: 18-34 white males. I do not watch BET, but I appreciate that it has given – and continues to give – many people of color the opportunity to exhibit and hone their talent. And not just actors and actresses. Journalists, directors, producers, musicians… the full spectrum of the entertainment industry.

    In a perfect world, the major networks would widen their focus and provide a wide range of programming that would appeal to the full range of potential viewers. Unfortunately, that is not the world in which we live. Therefore, we have to work with what we have.

    BET has and continues to create opportunities where they did not/do not exist. Who the heck would know you if not for BET? I’m really not feeling this “I’ve got mine, now screw you” attitude you’re displaying.

  • Kipp

    Just because someone doesn’t agree with your worldview doesn’t mean they haven’t experienced discrimination – just like someone taking a position against the UVA false rape witchhunt doesn’t mean that they themselves have never been a victim of sexual violence. They may just see things differently than you.

    Why not try debating the merits, instead of making it personal? Maybe if we all did that, all of us might learn something, instead of sitting around and attacking each other without considering that we might be missing something.

  • Samantha63

    They are boycotting, they are not making a speech. No women have boycotted the Oscars. No women’s rights group have told other women not to buy tickets to movies.

  • The Clandestine Samurai

    It would be the first time you’ve exhibited any thought throughout everything you’ve written here.

  • NothingPersonalBut

    BET has and continues to create opportunities where they did not/do not exist… actors and actresses, journalists, directors, producers, musicians… the full spectrum of the entertainment industry except of course those artists who happen to be white. Stacey is spot on.

  • NothingPersonalBut

    Best post so far.

  • Kipp

    “Gays and Jews OWN the industry, so knock it off.”

    Wow. There’s a bigoted statement. And you were all up in arms over the use of the pronoun “they?”

  • Glenn Shiloh

    The point remains the same…white people HAVE won BET awards. Game, Set, Match.

  • Samantha63

    LOL She won’t be able to understand that. She didn’t understand my frame of reference so shes not going to understand that point either.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    Stacey is ALL kinds of screwed up and so are you if you believe what she said. White people have been nominated AND won BET Awards and NAACP awards.

  • The Clandestine Samurai

    Excellent work.

  • william serob

    what part of this statement is ignorant?

    …Oscars are awarded to the actors and actresses who excel… not the audience.

    My opinion? She’s correct. But that should be obvious.

    Or this one…My problem goes back to the notion that every area of life needs to break down exactly according to demographic ratios except in those areas in which black people have decided they want to have their own space.

    Question, didn’t black people complain recently when some college campuses advertised a WHITE STUDENT UNION? But it’s ok to have a BLACK STUDENT UNION area, right?

    Her dictating what standards of diversity are to blacks is ignorant. Not ignorant. She’s pointing out hypocrisy.

    I’ve never heard of the The Game. And to her point, I can’t name a single show on BET. BUT. I also don’t watch a single minute of tv on CW but if you gave me a list of shows on that channels I think I could recognize 50% of their names due to advertising or other forms of marketing or articles I have read.

    Stacey is pointing out the hypocrisy in black culture calls for diversity. I understand you don’t like it when she does that, but your negative response to her comments doesn’t mean she’s wrong.

  • Samantha63

    Who was the token white person who won, just out of curiosity?

  • Bigger_Mike

    Three people staying home is NOT a boycott. And you obviously missed the point.

  • unkleluc

    u are a fool

  • Kentrell

    Thank you for taking the time to check it out, I appreciate it.

  • NothingPersonalBut

    Nothing was said about winning awards. Where are the white actors and actresses, journalists, directors, producers, musicians who are employed by BET? Why aren’t they defending their place of employment? Because they don’t exist.

  • The Clandestine Samurai

    If calling out her hypocrisy is what you want to label “not aligning with their group think”, the tribe is coming from a better place than your ignorance is.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    Since their establishment in 2001, the BET Awards have featured a handful of white nominees like Eminem (nominated 6 times, won once), Justin Timberlake (nominated 8 times), Robin Thicke (nominated three times), Macklemore (nominated 5 times, won once) and Sam Smith, who won but didn’t show up because he assumed a white person wouldn’t win.

  • A Smith

    I kind of liked this.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    The owner of BET is white…oops.

  • Samantha63

    So in 15 years Eminem won once? I googled the 2014 list there’s not one white winner, in any category, not one. The 2015 list has Sam Smith as the token white person. He’s the winner! Ding Ding! What’s funny is in the category of UK, instead of Adelle who is wildly talented and they have a barely known black group taking the award. You’re not making a very strong case. And not that it matters anyway, I don’t expect white winners that’s not what BET is for. I think it’s fine they don’t have even 1 white winner, who cares.

  • Ryan Costa

    BET is a commercial network. It is capitalism.

  • Samantha63

    BET is owned by Viacom. I wouldn’t consider that a white person, it’s a corporation…lol. But it was owned by a black man who sold it for a lot of money. I would make a joke here about how that’s been done before but I’ll refrain from that because it’s not funny. (Ok it’s a little funny).

  • Glenn Shiloh

    Nevermind that America Ferrara, Sophia Vergara, Dakota Fanning, Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Carlos Santana, Bono and Al Gore…NAACP awards nominations/winners…LOTS of tokens.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    Nevermind that more white people have been nominated for BET awards than black people nominated for Oscars…especially since the BET awards have only been around since 2001…how long has the Oscars been around?

  • Samantha63

    LOL….you’re trying too hard. What does it matter if people are nominated if it’s rigged and they lose out because Beyonce and Kanye win every year?

  • Samantha63

    You know most of you are too young to remember this, but years ago every time a black award thing would come on they’d throw in someone like Billy Idol who would sing the same inane song over and over, because black people thought that’s what we liked and they’re checking the box. lol. I don’t think much has changed.

  • GeneForte

    So to you everyone that is a different color than you is a racist, specially if they agree with a black person that differs with your opinion. What number is your NAACP card? Also, because I have a black brother (more than a friend) for 40 years and part of their family I am a racist? This will be my only reply to you because basically you’re a moron.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    Obviously Google isn’t your friend. LOL

  • GeneForte

    I am surprised you even knew how to spell troll. Obviously, you don’t know what one is….and your NAACP card number is?

  • NothingPersonalBut

    And the President of the Academy is black.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    This is what America has come to? Lames with misguided opinions refusing to see truth…like I said, BET is owned by a white person…your problem is you think you know what you are talking about instead of doing a simple Google search. Clue: type in who owns BET. Viacom is the answer. Who owns Viacom? National Amusement which is owned by Sumner Redstone…shame on you for being so blind. Now THATS funny.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    Your problem, besides your self-inflicted ignorance is that you think everything is the same as it was in 63. Times have changed for some of us…not you…but for some of us.

  • GeneForte

    I have my doubts about you being white…but…you certainly are very full of yourself…and hate for Ms. Dash.

  • The Clandestine Samurai

    First off, what she is calling “black culture calls for diversity” is bullshit, so in reality you understand nothing.

    My response, which points to the hypocrisy in what she said would absolutely mean she’s wrong.

    You’ve never heard of “The Game”. That’s fine. I have, and I don’t watch BET or CW either. Just because I don’t watch it, or you don’t, or she doesn’t (despite being on there herself), doesn’t mean that there aren’t hundreds of thousands or even millions of others who can list a bunch of shows on there.

    She says she doesn’t have a problem with blacks having their own space. She then goes to say that their shouldn’t be a Black History Month (black space) or BET (black space). She went back on her own comment.
    In addition, the black culture calls for diversity are for blacks (or all minorities, really) to be represented and awarded for their hard work and talent when it is exhibited, just the same as whites are, not to just assert “their own space” wherever they go. Blacks aren’t doing the segregating, the segregation was already here before and blacks are fighting it. Since she completely MISidentified what those standards of diversity are……yeah……what she said was definitely ignorant.

    Oscars are NOT awarded to the actors and actresses who excel. They are awarded to whoever the Academy Award membership votes on, that membership being a massive majority of white people. That same membership who, across a span of 88 years, only defined a handful (at best) of black actors and actresses at “excelling”. A handful, and you’re asking how her statement wasn’t ignorant?

    I understand you don’t like being told that Stacey Dash’s post, which you so wholeheartedly believe in, is absolute bullshit from top to bottom, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t at least make an attempt to understand why it’s bullshit instead of getting caught up in your pride.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    And? The President doesn’t nominate anyone.

  • Roflcopter

    The thing about this is, you’re displaying a blatant misunderstanding of why something like BET exists to begin with. Simply put, your career would likely be worthless without it. It’s necessary because people of color still struggle with representation in the media. Only just last year, (Important point there!) we’ve had quite a few black actors taking up roles that were strong in the box office without being something like a slave or a servant. It doesn’t happen as often as it needs to, and that’s where BET and similar networks/organizations come in. It’s a pretty simple concept, and it’s very important that it isn’t warped into segregation. Quite the contrary, it’s a way to combat the sort of segregation that’s less obvious than someone blaring out racial slurs.

    Regarding your point on who should get awards, believe it or not, most award shows are based on audience. No matter how good a movie/album/work of art is, I’ve never heard of it qualifying for an award show if it doesn’t make money or if its audience is too niche. This means audience really is important, and it also means that award shows need to cater to an audience to financially survive. So when we tell the Film Academy they’re screwing up, we can do our part to make sure they listen. They don’t have to be the only relevant voice of film critique.

  • NothingPersonalBut

    And the CEO doesn’t handle the recruitment of staff. Again, where are the white actors and actresses, journalists, directors, producers, musicians who are employed by BET? Why aren’t they defending their place of employment? Because they don’t exist. You don’t get it. Self righteous anger doesn’t excuse self segregation and subsequent complaints about lack of diversity. Get over skin color and focus on talent.

  • rrgrqr

    It is hilarious that Stacy whines about “BET absolutely freaking out when other institutions don’t match up to what they think is best. ”

    Has she ever heard of the propaganda outlet she works for that calls itself a news organization? Not to mention some of her very own freaking out?

    We can call her Scary Dash now.

  • MarcusSun

    ” But I look forward to the day when people don’t self-segregate based on skin color, while loudly complaining about a segregated society.”
    The thing is you are expressing beautifully IDEALISTIC views while ignorantly ignoring the REALISTIC path it takes to get there

  • Roflcopter

    Wait, hold up. You’re telling me that white people should be able to win the BET awards, but when they do, they’re tokens? Do you see the contradiction you’re making?

  • Glenn Shiloh

    BET focuses on talent and that is why more than black people have won various awards. You don’t get it. What Stacey said was wrong. What you are agreeing with is wrong. That’s the bottomline.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    I think you are confused. You might want to ask this to the person that pointed out that the president is black.

  • Paulie

    Stacy Dash has murdered entire nations, cultures and ethnic groups? Wow. You likely didn’t mean that, but the way you worded it did.

    Also – To say groups have fought for equality, full citizenship, etc and then call her a “Bitch” really shows what sort of brute mentality you really have, and how you *really* feel about people being equal.
    Regardless, God bless you. I wish you the best.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    She isn’t going to see it because her mind is INCORRECTLY made up to agree with the nonsense Dash is saying. Facts are lost on people like this.

  • rrgrqr

    Read some facts about BET: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BET

  • rrgrqr

    BET is now owned by a very capitalistic company called Viacom.

    Still… I’d like to know what has made Stacy so bitter and angry. I think it has something to do with being a conservative.

  • Jezhar

    The white actors, directors, producers and musicians are on the other 1,000 channels we’re forced with on any cable package!

  • rrgrqr

    The founder of BET is black. Viacom owns it now.

  • Jezhar

    “Well, here’s the thing. Thank you for reminding me, since most people have never heard of that show.

    Why? It’s on BET.” Right and without BET it would have aired….nowhere!

  • The Clandestine Samurai

    Years of blacks being under-represented and misrepresented in the media which is supposed to reflect its audience, and she’s over here babbling nonsense about “token white people”. Yeah…she’s sharpened her ignorance over the years.

  • Oreale

    i agree.

  • Marcus Gunn

    I don’t believe that you seriously think that is the case with CMT. You named a single artist and screamed diversity. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy Darius Rucker. BET plays artist like Macklamore and Mack Miller, as well as justin timberlake, Robin Thicke, and many other Urban R&B/Hip Hop Artist that are not white or black. You would actually be able to name more people of differing ethnicity’s in R&B and RAP than you would be able to in Country Music. It does not mean that there is not some diversity on BOTH networks, but they target a specific demographic. That being said, You, like anyone else can choose to watch CMT or BET, there is nothing stopping you from enjoying whatever type of shows or music you would like. As for the majority of people live a certain way, that is EXACTLY what BET is attempting to tap in to is Urban culture. that happens to be primarily black. CMT, down to its show type casting, is primarily white. It isnt a problem, they both fill a particular niche.

  • The Clandestine Samurai

    That’s an understatement…..

  • will

    I love that everybody says that her career would be worthless without BET and “The Game.” Actually, more people know her because of her break on “Clueless” the movie and the 62 episodes of the TV Version of “Clueless,” which was YEARS before her FIVE episodes on this pathetically unsuccessful show “The Game.” So actually, she owes BET nothing. Try doing your research.

  • NothingPersonalBut

    Still not talking about awards Glenn.

  • John Teevan

    OK, that is a smokescreen. She can refund it back to the production company.

  • Oreale

    Very well said

  • Cbalducc

    I suppose the only logical way to solve this problem is to set aside a certain number of Oscars every year for non-whites.

  • J_CAS

    No, you wanting her to refund her salary is the smokescreen to a rather logical argument.

  • Oreale

    wow, never mind i just now comprehended the sarcasm part, sorry.

  • Ken Roach Jr.

    Growing up in a poor family the only thing we owned of any wealth was love for each other. My mother instilled in me to always fight for what you want in life but it mustn’t be for selfish gain dispite constant discrimination towards her and my dad they never brought us up to hate. As a man today I face many obstacles in my life but I believe I’m invincible as long as I have the will and God on my side I can do anything I set my heart to. We live in a society of complete negativity and I do believe when you have no goal in life you are aimlessly lost.

  • william serob

    By believing that whites vote for white as you imply, you’re projecting your own racism into the discussion. I believe the overwhelming majority of academy members vote whomever they think is most deserving based on the work, not race. In fact this whole Academy Awards uproar is based on a racist platform because it implies that if only more blacks were represented in the voting population there would be more black nominees. Strongly implying blacks will vote for blacks. And affording opportunities or benefits to individuals or groups based solely on race is racism. That’s part of the message I think Stacey is trying to communicate. You can disagree, but again, that sheds light on your own veiled racist beliefs.

  • Oreale

    it seems like you’re saying all white people should agree with Stacey, (though i may be wrong, but that’s how it’s coming off through your words) maybe all conservatives, but not all white people. I don’t think this was hate but more of her stating her opinion on the the controversial topic, just as Stacey did.

  • Oreale

    I’m almost certain she has already spent it, but if it weren’t a big deal for her as she claims, she wouldn’t have a problem writing a new one, to refund them with.

  • J_CAS

    Not to mention the fact that “the Game” is not exclusively a BET show! BET is only one of its five distributors! BET did NOT make her career.

  • Ronda

    Actually you’re wrong. White people that have benefited from appearing on BET have spoken out. Comedian/Actor Gary Owens (who’s white) said:

    “Tell Stacy Dash to sit down. BET isn’t only for black ppl. I hosted a show on there. I presented on the BET awards. I was on #RHOH. To be honest @BET has done more for my career then any other network. Stacy please stop talking. I liked you better on “Clueless”

    You can debate the issue but all I’m saying is, Just like Stacey, you should check the facts!

  • Oreale

    how was she racist?

  • william serob

    A lot of you have a comprehension problem. Stacey’s reasoning is presented by Stacey. She’s smart enough to recognize hypocritical BS and she’s tired of it and calling it out. Does that NOT come thru for you when you read it? It’s nearly impossible to have a reasoned discussion with you if it doesn’t.

  • ComeCorrect

    The Game was more successful than her 62 episodes of clueless, and had many more seasons. It was cancelled, then revived on BET because there was a demand for it. They cancelled this time on their on terms.

  • ComeCorrect

    BET as a network does not push racist policies or agendas. They connect with a certain demographic with their programming. Just like Telemundo connects with a certain demographic. Stacey Dash is popping off because she’s trying to peddle her upcoming book. Girl bye!

  • KShrops

    If what she says about BET is true, then why does she routinely work there? I guess she’s proving then and now that all money ain’t good money.

  • johnathan blaze

    segregation = $$$, and BET is just cashing in

  • rlb1015

    Currently, there would not be a need for WET except to exacerbate and provoke. Mainstream media already services and represents the white population over proportionately. And then you have Fox TV, Spike, Lifetime etc. In 2044, if and when whites no longer make up the majority of the US population, maybe there would be a consideration for a WET. However, generally and unscientifically speaking, when minorities take leadership, we tend to be inclusive…we keep some level of diversity. We don’t let the wrongs of the past with what is right…obviously, there has not been a revolt after slavery, lynchings, jim crow etc…A double standard would

  • Jesse Beaumont

    Which would have been a loss because…?

  • GeneForte

    Respectively, you are incorrect.

  • rastaman44

    Segregation was created by white people to stop black people from gettting society’s benefits. FACT. Before you post, read. LOL

  • Oreale

    Then what were you trying to say (I genuinely want to understand)?

  • Lemon

    So let’s remember what the fight against segregation was really about when we discuss channels like BET or a Black History Month. There is a difference between segregation and OPPRESSION! When blacks fought against segregation back in the 60s….it was fighting against oppression. There were schools we weren’t allowed to attend, towns we couldn’t be in, places of business we couldn’t go. That’s a huge difference. Anyone can watch BET and win awards at their shows. It just served a demand for more black content.

    I also love how she says BET lies to black people while ignoring the fact it’s white owned because Viacom bought it. So..does that not change things?

  • Lemon

    The show existed for a few seasons before BET picked it up. Fact. It was cancelled on it’s previous network. Also fact. People still loved the show and demanded it’s comeback. Fact. The audience that demanded it was black. Fact. So BET picked it up and capitalized on it. Fact. What is the problem with that?

  • Sharisse Coleman

    She is just a stupid ass person. don’t she knows that there are other months for different races and cultures. you have asian and hispanic month, gay pride month. then you cmt, telemoundo,logo, and so forth. for her to say take away that, makes arrognant, dumb ass. she forget she posed half-naked on a couple of black owned magazines. so she need to sit her dumb ass down,

  • Joshua B.

    From the little I’ve seen though, folks on CMT don’t go around equating the “country” or “redneck” way of life with a skin tone; BET seems to though, placing dark skin and the urban style on the same inherent level.

  • Jennifer Miller

    You’re awesome Stacey… You need to get with producers of Sports PLUS and create a new show… Sports PLUS Woman. They are looking for a female host. 🙂

  • Sharisse Coleman

    also the game appeared on cw first. they blacks, whites, and hispanics on that show. and also girlfriends was a very good show, with mostly all black cast, with the show producer being a white guy, kelsey grammar. she needs to stick to the little fame she from clueless, because that is all anybody recognized her from.
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  • Oreale

    By no means do i feel the need to continue to entertain this topic so, on another note, happy belated birthday (i just found out we share the same birthday).

  • Lemon

    If you like this you obviously don’t understand the issue.

    A sport is based on pure performance that can easily be tracked, measured and observed. You can tell who scores more points, gets more rebounds, steals, assists, etc. All things that are easily measured thus making award selections relatively non-controversial.

    Now let’s taking acting, directing, best picture, etc. What makes a movie superior to the other isn’t so easily tracked and measured outside of box office gross. Art, films included, is very subjective.

    Do you understand the difference? We aren’t calling for quotas with the academy awards. We are calling for proper recognition for outstanding performances. However, it’s a quagmire because I agree….art is subjective. When things are subjective, biases come into play. So if the selection committee is predominantly white, naturally things will be distorted. Which is where the problem lies.

  • Damon M

    Ive personally never had a problem with BET, but as a young American and someone without a racist or xenophobic bone in my body i am deeply troubled by the rhetoric coming out of the SJWs and BLM, which is angry, black nationalist, and totalitarian. If black people want to insist on labeling all whites as racist and violently attacking (or ignoring it) random white people, asians and jews in the name of ‘equalizing’, well i think we both know where that leads. Integration takes compromise on everyones part. Anger and dissrespect do more harm than good. I applaud Ms Dash for speaking truth to (cultural) power, and calling for integration and unity.

  • Moon

    Huh?!!!…. Did you actually read ANYTHING that was written, Paulie ?! Didn’t accuse her personally of any atrocities and didn’t call HER a bitch (“You’re welcome, Bitch”- is a common comedic colloquial response to ignorance and lack of critical thinking skills.) But whatever…. God bless and i wish you the best as well. Sincerely.

  • Don

    “But I look forward to the day when people don’t self-segregate based on skin color, while loudly complaining about a segregated society.” That one conclusion speaks very loudly for all races.

  • Daniela Vanko

    Stacey, you make extremely valid points and the article you use to back up your opinions makes great points as well. Thank you for being bold and brave in sharing your logic with the public, especially with all the backlash you are receiving. I feel you in this because people try to argue with me that ‘reverse racism’ isn’t real… as if only white people can be racist and every other race is excluded from that, like that isn’t a double standard coming from people who are claiming they want equality.

  • Jezhar

    Because Ms. Dash would have even less TV time under her belt.

  • Oreale

    Then what were you trying to say (I would genuinely like to know, out of curiosity of course).

  • Craig

    what month is asian month?

  • Craig

    stacey is a brilliant woman… keep it up ms. dash

  • MissUnFortune

    They don’t know because they don’t care.
    And this is exactly what she was talking about.

  • Jason Jermaine Smith

    By all means, you have the opportunity. Anyone of any race can go out for the NBA or get into the HipHop music industry and get listened to. You merely have to look at Eminem (a good example) and Iggy Azalea (a horrible example who only gets any airplay because she’s white and Australian; honestly she doesn’t even write her own lyrics) to see that’s true. There are actually plenty of white rappers and R&B artists in the industry. They simply aren’t very good. Iggy gets airplay because she has pulled an Elvis and done a good job at appropriating the culture without any understanding of it and that appeals to suburban whites in a way that Eminem never did because he actually understands the culture.

    The difference between each of these oranges, pears, and bananas being compared as apples is that if a white person is good enough in the NBA then they will get accolades because everyone will see them court. Likewise if a white music artist is good enough (Eminem, Bubba Sparx, Adele, Justin Timberlake, The Beastie Boys, MC Serch, etc) they get recognized because everyone listens to their content. With the Academy Awards it’s entirely different. Some of the personnel responsible for voting stated that they never even bothered to watch the movies they snubbed. If you never get a chance to compete then it’s not actually a competition is it?

  • Jason Jermaine Smith

    I’ve never done anything with or know anyone in the NAACP and the only people who give Sharpton and Jackson any power or credibility are…white conservatives who like to use their mediocrity to bash black people as a whole. Jackson and Sharpton stopped being relevant after MLK’s death. Just like the Nation of Islam, the only people who pay attention to them are conservative white people. Nice try, tho. I’ll give you an E for effort and a gold star for your commitment to your struggles.

  • MightyMo

    Your response is my case in point.

  • Damon M

    I wouldn’t call them liberals though. You are referring to social justice warriors

  • Barbie313

    Just an FYI… It’s May

  • John Sutterfield

    I’m tired of racism tired of hearing that a lot of white people are racist when i know i am not racist i grew up in St Louis in a predominantly black neighborhood so i listened to rap i listened to metal i had the best of both worlds we are Americans not colors just Americans. I have seen how bet does just what Stacey Dash said they do they do lie to black Americans saying just as she said so we should tell bet to stop promoting racism and start promoting being American

  • Craig

    thanks

  • Roflcopter

    It’s a common misconception, but BET and similar networks/organizations don’t exist to promote “reverse racism” (nevermind that there’s no “reverse” about it, racism is racism). BET exists because black talent is grossly underrepresented. In fact, Stacey Dash herself would be a nobody without it, whether she likes to admit it or not. Just think about it. How many movies can you name where a white actor/actress fills a role where literally anyone of any race would do? If you’re not racist (meaning you reject stereotypes), then I needn’t bring it to your attention that there are countless roles every year that fit the bill. Yet for whatever reason, people of color rarely fill such roles. BET and similar networks exist for the sake of solving that problem.

  • MightyMo

    I can flip your argument and state that the NBA is #soblackNBA and propose a boycott because of a lack of whites being named a NBA MVP. On the face my allegation has the same validity as the Oscar’s conundrum. Outstanding performance is rewarded by ones peers either with either awards or exorbinate salary because of future perceived performance that will draw consumers dollars.
    I see the Oscars being just as racist as the NBA given this line of reasoning however in the NBA awards are quantative and mainly bestowed based on statistics whereas acting is mostly subjective mainly through perceived enjoyment and to some extent money. Studio execs would make nothing but all black character movies if the box office would support those actions and without direct evidence of racism by the voting Oscar committee, which I have yet yi hear if anything specifically but only perceived racism. This Oscars situation could also be compated to the music industry in that I was raised on Rock n Roll and I didn’t care what race the artists were as long as I liked the song. The genre didn’t matter either and that still applies today. I do not like 99% of Rap music because the lyrics are usually screamed thereby indecipherable to me and the back beats are all too common from one song to the next and my feelings, or taste if you will, is the same for alternative and some new age Rock. Maybe the AMAs don’t have the same problem as the Oscars because there are more categories of music however adding a category for black only actors/films/ movies would diminish all of the awards.

  • Eslo Braille

    If you support Stacey Dash, you don’t know what you are talking about. She is ignorant and she is a liar.

    watch this video about Stacey.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwakR_tdREU

  • Jonathan Vic

    Stacey Dash please do the black community a favor and shut the fuck up! You are as stupid as you look. I hate to break it to you or Stacy Dash but you are black and you’re not white..

    The comparison between The kid that stays at home and expects to receive a blue ribbon is horrible comparison. Are you trying to say that the many hard-working and talented actors that are black were lazy and did not want to work hard enough or something like that? I think you and I know there is segregation and discrimination in the Oscars. What you are trying to do MS. Stacy Dash is earn the respect acceptance from the white community by bashing your own race.

    On the behalf of the black community I would like to ban you from all services from the black community. Maybe now your career will excel

  • JSWhite

    It actually shows character to stand up against an organization you see as harmful, especially when it is someone who has provided you with opportunities and money.

    I doubt this is just to plug a book for money, seeing as the vast majority authors get paid almost nothing. Not only is she standing up for principles she believes to be right; she is doing so fully aware that it is an unpopular position that will end her career with BET and expose her to haters on the internet.

    Whether she’s right or wrong, all you have to do is look at the sacrifices she is making to realize this is not a self-serving move on her part.

  • jimfact

    Sorry, I deleted my first post because it was offensive but MLK was a republican before LBJ as were most black people. All Southern black people were Republican. Look it up, they were just manipulated because Goldwater was for states rights and the Democrats blamed all of their past sins (Woodrow Willson, and FDR) on the Jew Goldwater. LBJ’s policies were passed with a majority of republicans and a minority of Democrats. Then all black people changed party due to welfare. LBJ famously was recorded that “We have the nig#@r vote for the next 100 years”. Remember it was Republicans who freed the slaves and Democrats are the party who always segrigate even today.

  • Lawrence

    BET is the main reason MTV show black videos. MTV did not show black videos until BET came on the air. Rick James complained about that then. They replied he not a rock star, they play only rock videos at that time. They take the good host away from black networks and shows to take away their black audience.

  • Lawrence

    When we start getting our own shows and networks is when they star putting us on their shows to take away our audience from black networks and shows. So start your own BET and award shows then see what happens once you successful.
    You will also find that our black pride in the 60’s & 70’s came from we being we and supporting us “Black Radio” and music help make that happen. You will find a lot of music that would not have been played on a white audience station. Even if a artist had an afro or instill black pride to us he would not be played on a white audience station back then in most cases. The power of BET is why Viacom bought BET in 2001, now BET is not black own. Whites will support her comments because they don’t want black people opinions on issues that expose the hidden racist stuff they still do. I think if whites study more black history and read more black magazines and watch more black programing and news they will understand black people more and will not say it racist to have black shows and colleges, like you suppose to close these black schools and networks TV and radio stations overnight. Because now blacks got TV ONE, BET and other shows now whites think it time to make these stations and all other station more multicultural but not when it comes to jobs offerings by white companies. We all have to look like what you think we should look like not what other blacks think. These stations is what makes us aware of unfair treatment blacks experience. If we come up with a black actors award show, you soon see more blacks nominated for the awards we deserve. I can name 100 black music artist from the past and present that are either bands or singers that sings better or just as good as Adel you will never here on a white radio station today. That 1980’s disco suck movement by whites ruin a lot of black bands and singers air play on white radio stations. Because 6 of the top 10 disco artist where black. Some of the artist was not really disco but funk bands still was put in the disco genre. Do you see any black rock and funk bands around now. Yes, black people play instruments too, not just rap and sing. Their was over 100 between 1968 to 1985. Black radio supported a lot of these artist. Some of those bands had white artist as well. Some of my favorite artist such as Teena Marie, Rare Earth. and KC and The Sunshine Band was white and was mainly played on black soul and disco stations in the 70’s. Teena Marie was white but was not played much on white stations because she was in the Soul or Funk genre and she can sing better than Adel. How many times TV try to plug Adel, if I never heard of her, I would then buy her CD. How many good black artist get plug like that. White radio never played even good white artist in the soul genre in the 70’s such as Teena Marie.

  • Norris Tillman

    While enjoying my coffee and breakfast of peanut butter on raisin bread, I came across Stacey Dash’s comments on segregation and integration as it relates to black folk. Ms. Dash, the only thing I agree with you in your rant is that we are all Americans. The Civil Rights Movement was not about integration, it was about racial equality.It was about giving people who not white an equal opportunity to the American Dream. Something many people who are white view is essentially theirs and theirs alone. We still live in an America which longs for the good old days of segregation. I for one enjoyed certain aspects of those times, but all of them. I feel that your remarks were well intended, but you missed the point. This country as a whole refuses to openly discuss race and ethnic relations. One could argue that this great country was founded by whites, but it was not built by them. It was, and still is being, built by all those who came before us, and will come after us: Native Americans, Whites, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics and many others. I personally think Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X both wanted racial equality for their black brethren. Integration, in my opinion, was the only avenue government had to move the nation toward racial equality. And as far as getting rid of BET or Black History Month, I challenge you look a history book from the 1950s or 1960s and tell me how many positive references of people of color would you find. The point is that we should have history book filled with all Americans history, not just white American history.That is where I think racial equality begins.

  • saranyc

    I am with Stacey. She is clearly multi-racial but is still categorized and identifies as a “black woman” as she says in her article. She has the right to express her opinion. I am multi-racial myself and feel her pain of being stuck in the middle and wanting equality. She is saying a valid point ” I look forward to the day when people don’t self-segregate based on skin color, while loudly complaining about a segregated society.” I agree! There are so many beautiful multi-racial couples these days, and I cannot wait until their offspring are born so we become one beautiful American country. Yes, what happened was NOT right back then. We should not forget that. But we also shouldn’t NOT move forward and continue to “Segregate” and make an entire story around it. NO MATTER your skin color, we are American if you were born and raised here. Keep BET and celebrate people of color, but let’s stop the story we tell ourselves. No, its not true. We as a nation need to come together and respect one another and stop with this “Color” thing. We are one period! Be judged on your character and work ethic and achievements. Whether someone is “black or white” (which is also such an ignorant way to describe beautiful human beings) , does not MATTER! Color doesn’t matter, its your character and what you do. No need to keep with the color issue. Lets stand together as a nation and move forward.

  • CLeigh

    If you aren’t every black person then please don’t attempt to tell me what “we all” do nor what goes on in our heads. Thanks.

  • CLeigh

    Haha and I can’t wait for the day that happens. She’ll be running back to BET for a check and they’ll send her right back to FOX. Ugh.

  • Kel

    no truthiness. google stacy dash. she’s more a part of the problem she talks about than BET or anything else.

  • Kel

    you should probably google her.

  • Kel

    there are no merits to her argument. she found an outlet and no one can look away, however temporary this new 15 minutes is.1

  • dwash

    “You are as stupid as you look…” – In that case she must be a genius. She’s beautiful.

    “I hate to break it to you or Stacy Dash but you are black and you’re not white…” – So this limits what she should be able to say?

    “What you are trying to do MS. Stacy Dash is earn the respect acceptance from the white community by bashing your own race.” – She already had that respect and has always had it

  • Jörn McKnight

    Lol, how obscurant: you forgot to mention in your joke what she said to make the Liberals call her Chicken George.

  • Ebony Love

    This issue Stacey has to do with you being branded as clueless your role was supposed to be a coon role. You were pretty and we overlooked it, somewhat. Due to your ignorance you have shown that you have always used this token theory outside of work.If a white woman wore blonde hair and the pictures came out like yours, she would be branded as trailer trash immediately, You have distinctive African features that are strong, even my photos with blonde hair came out nicer than yours and and I am brown skinned. Bey once has a friendly face, you do not. Your role was about being stuck up and rich black. The role is over and you have failed to find your self in this industry. Where is even one award for you from anywhere? What are you fighting to prove? No idea, right? Prove you can find continuous work in this industry or at least receive award recognition for what you have done already, ever. Sorry you gave up sister and think that this is out of reach for yourself. You are a disgrace.

  • Jörn McKnight

    But the joke doesn’t actually say or make fun of what Stacey said at all. (I like Stacey Dash.) In his joke the liberals call her chicken george for basically nothing. No BET or Black history month puns or anything.

  • Jörn McKnight

    That’s because he made it seem like she didn’t say anything that sounded Chicken George-ish. It would have made more sense and been funnier if he joked about her being black, and talking about removing Black history month and BET.

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    Wow. You rocked it, Ms. Dash.
    Racism goes both ways, and its the hypocrisy of BET, Black Panthers, Black Lives Matter, NAACP, Black History Month, and other groups, organizations, clubs, and celebrations that focus on color. We are all human beings. I don’t care what color anyone is. I care about who they are as a person. Behavior. Personality. Political and religious persuasions. Not color or sex!
    I look forward to a day where everyone else is colorblind, too.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    You aren’t talking about anything. Stop trying to change the narrative. Whatever it is you are driving at has nothing to do with this article or anything anyone is discussing. Find out who BET’s Executive Vice President of Program Planning, Scheduling & Acquisitions is…moving on.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    Wouldn’t that be sexist against men? IJS

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    All of those months are horrible. It isn’t she didn’t know that. She figures everyone knows about them and they are just as racist and exclusive as the rest.

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    Exactly why this kinda crap is straight up attention seeking ridiculousness!
    I doubt that just because there are a lot of white men on that award review board, they factor skin color. Hell, if anything they probably award minorities just to be diverse. Pushing diversity for the sake of diversity is a false ideal. Boycotting… How about participate more and effect change? But in the end, it looks like a bunch of sour grapes.
    I wish there were more fat actors winning. But there aren’t. Don’t see me flipping out.

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    Did you not read? The show started on CW first and was picked up by BET and they didn’t have enough viewers. BET killed her show. Opposite of nowhere without them.

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    FOX calls it better than the majority of so called news network. You only hate it because it exposes the bullshit and falls on the right. #1 cable news for a reason. Go back to wiki and Comedy Central Daily Show though…

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    Forced! LMBO. Yeah, such a horrible world.

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    And the awards president is black. Get over it! Stacey is dead on and you’re opinion and blindness is a prime example. Hypocrite.

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    Ummm. CW aired her show first. BET got it and cancelled it. She doesn’t owe them ANYTHING! She’s right about everything she said. And she isn’t bowing to pressure to pull that lame ass, race card, bullshit. I think that’s what is pissing off all the cowards and brainwashed, dependent, idiots that are jumping on her.

  • Yawn

  • They hate you white folks waaaay more than they hate us. YOU get ready.

  • And you’re an idiot.

  • Lawrence

    BET was created because at that time MTV did not show black videos, Black Panthers was created because of racist police abusing black people, Same reason BlackLives Matter, NAACP was created to stop the unfair discrimination of black and brown people, Black History Month was created Because whites never include us in the history books we study in school. See why these programs exist. You did not know this because you don’t know black history. Read some then you understand why black actors in the 50’s and 60’s was band from movies and TV because they spoke out on how blacks was betrayed as dumb and slow on shows like Shirley Temple and was called communist for the reason they was band. Plus yah always said if we don’t like get your own. So we did.

  • American

    Apparently you did not read my post clearly, my solution was to have history taught more to everyone and not just on the shortest month of the year. For it is not black history but American History.

  • Jerrod Cormier

    BET is geared towards blacks just like Lifetime is geared toward women just like LOGO is geared toward the LGBT. So are you anti Lifetime and LOGO as well? Or are you just anti things being done and made specifically for blacks? I have never heard of seen BET promote anything close to “BET lies to American black people by telling them that the rest of America is racist, so stick close to your own kind,” so that makes you a liar.

    Also BET hasn’t been black owned in 15 years so why aren’t you targeting your rants toward Viacom? Oh that’s right because no matter what happens It’s always the black person’s fault to coon.

  • Jerrod Cormier

    Channels are geared toward certain demographics for target advertising. That’s why there’s a CMT, Lifetime, LOGO TV, Spike TV and MTV (which is targeting young white people). There’s LGBT History Month, Women’s History Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and even Confederate History Month in 6 states in the US. Confederate History month is in April the same month Hitler was born, I’m sure that’s a coincidence.

    The only time certain people get upset and say something is “divisive” is when it’s something for black folks. So now someone is going to have to explain to me how Black history month is divisive but Confederate History month is not.

  • Hokkus Poke Us

    I do not agree with what she wrote because it doesn’t support her point, but it appears I do actually agree with her overall point which is summed up in the quote “Oscars are awarded to the actors and actresses who excel.” Her analogies do not match up here at all. She’s not an attorney though; she’s just an actress. A better point would be to note that Denzel Washington did not win best supporting actor because he was black and the Oscar recipients needed to be 12% black, rather he won the award because he had a stand-out performance in the film Glory. Giving an award to Idris Elba when you don’t really feel his performance merited it just to diversify the awardees is not the same as giving an award to someone who sat home and did nothing although both would weaken the value of an Oscar. Many film goers and critics of all backgrounds feel that Mr. Elba’s performance was stellar but this only plays into one of her other points which is that it’s not up to the audience -it’s up to the academy. Of course this only comes back to the other side’s point: the academy has grown out of touch and perhaps this has weakened the value of the Oscars, but two sides can’t be right, right? Not in America!

    I don’t see how this at all relates to the Black Panthers or Black Lives Matter though. Perhaps some of those commenting aren’t truly aware of those organizations’ purposes.

  • Ivan B. Cohen

    I am not racist sounds like a disclaimer. Is there anyone in that predominantly black neighborhood you grew up in who is still there to vouch for your character? I bet you wouldn’t go tell CMT and Univision that they need to start promoting being American. While we’re on it how about going over to Fox News and tell them they need to stop promoting racism and start promoting being American.

  • john

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZGiVzIr8Qg
    So much for fact checking huh ?

  • Stan Brooks

    That video of David Bowie doesn’t not dispute the fact that BET was start over a year before MTV.

  • john

    Albany’s Finest already answered that. He said “Semantics”. No it doesn’t dispute the fact that BET was started first , but that isnt the focus of his comments. He speaking about the exclusion of black artists / music from predominantly white MTV and the need for blacks to create a channel of their own to showcase their music and talent. Your missing the forest for the trees. Don’t play stupid , you know what hes trying to say and hes right.

  • Stan Brooks

    It’s not semantics. He said “I’ll educate you. BET & The BET Awards only exist because Black artists and musicians weren’t being played on MTV “. That is just plain wrong. I know what he is trying to say and he like you, are wrong. You don’t get to disregard facts just because they don’t fit your narrative.

  • john

    Your looking at the David Bowie video where he clearly brings up the topic. Bowie is concerned that black artists aren’t being played on MTV. Where do you get to dispute that ? Your looking right at it. Even Mark Goodman in the video agrees that black artists are excluded from MTV. He AGREED. Whats your explanation for that ?

  • Stan Brooks

    That doesn’t change the fact that BET was not started because black artist were not being playing on MTV. What part of that do you not get? That video is meaningless to the argument.

  • john

    again he said semantics. lmfao. Its alright to be wrong , theres nothing wrong with it, he just informed you and now you know for the future. Theres more important shit in the world then BET channels for black people or the Oscars like that fucking Federal Reserve robbing the people of america but that’s another conversation. Have a good night.

  • Stan Brooks

    Dictionaries are free online. I suggest you use one before using words that you don’t understand.

  • mike black

    yaaaaaaaaaaaaas, JC!

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    I did not validate what you said. Whites burned down a town called Rosewood. An African-American town that was FULLY self sufficient with their own businesses, etc. For us and by us. .. Also You need to learn about Malcolm X .Malcolm was assassinated because he wasn’t a militant Muslim and there was infighting in the FOI . Malcolm said for African_Americans to just walk away from the systems in place that oppress them and create their own banks, their own farms, schools, housing authority, bus company, etc. Basically Malcolm said stop banging on a door to a nation that doesn’t want you and create your own world. FUBU means for us by us. Malcolm had that thought long before the clothing line came along.

    You didn’t read my comment at all. Just bounced a period over what words you wanted to read. Here’s the link for the interviews.http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/actor-activist-harry-belafonte-part-1/

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/actor-activist-harry-belafonte-part-2/

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    Do your own research in order to work in the business, you have to be WORKING to keep your union car and pay your dues. You don’t keep a SAG or AFTRA card being an unemployed actor.Don’t work and you lose the card and you start at the bottom rung for salary/benefits all over again.

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  • mike black

    Rof, i really believe that folk like DV above and others, who are supporting Dash, actually understand EVERYthing u and others have said in opposition to her. BUT…..supporting her fits into their political agenda, AND it helps assuage the feelings of their conscience. and remember, this is the same female who threw women under the bus, to the surprise of some of her own colleagues, seemingly to fit it in to what she thinks her show and Network represent. sometimes, u kinda feel sorry for her :-/

  • LOLWUT

    As a young white person, none of the channels you listed are meant to target or influence my television watching decisions, but thanks for being racist

  • mike black

    brilliantly said, Marcus!

  • mike black

    i HAVE to believe that a.smith was TROLLING for attn when s/he posted that, b/c there is no way an intelligent, thoughtful person would not understand the difference there, unless it was blind, willful ignorance. which btw, i think is the reason for much of the support that dash is receiving 🙁

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    Sumner Redstone is still alive and running Viacom which owns BET(Viacom also owned MTV Networks (formerly known as Warner-AMEX Satellite Entertainment), which owned MTV and Nickelodeon. In addition, other properties included Showtime Networks (a similar pay-television network to HBO and Cinemax) and The Movie Channel. Viacom acquired MTV Networks in 1985 for $550 million from Steve Ross’ Warner Communications. (WCI bought American Express’ share and then sold the entire entity to Viacom, as they felt that they could not make a lot of money from the venture and the bias of a studio owning cable channels would be a conflict of interest. The studio’s stance changed in 1995, when as Time Warner it bought Turner Broadcasting.) He also pwns CBS and Dreamworks from Steven Spielberg & Co. Ms. Dash basically better hope Fox Network keeps her for life because all of the above he’s probably already blacklisted her a$$ from working.

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    Viacom had assets in the form of broadcast networks (CBS and UPN), cable television networks (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, MTV2, Comedy Central, BET, Nick at Nite, Noggin/The N, TV Land, CMT, and Spike TV), pay television (Showtime and The Movie Channel), radio (Infinity Broadcasting, which produced the immensely popular Howard Stern’ radio shows), outdoor advertising, motion pictures (Paramount Pictures), and television production (Spelling Entertainment, Paramount Television, and Big Ticket Entertainment), and King World Productions (a syndication unit, which notably syndicates the runaway daytime hit, The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as Dr. Phil, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy!), among others. This company Viacom is the parent company of BET that also has interest in all the above in entertainment. She may as well start speaking Spanish and go work for Telemundo after FOX is done with her. ha ha

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    Sumner Redstone CEO and Chairman of Viacom is white and Jewish and he would say he owns it all since his money buying stock in networks started a long time ago and BTW he has even told the board his daughter will succeed him when he dies. The guy’s in his 90’s and still running it.

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    Glenn Shiloh pay no attention to Ms. Samantha63 she got schooled by me on what she wrote below.She was just as ignorant about it as you were. Just check my comments. Someone Black selling their business for profit because they want to get out of running the company is what business people do but Samantha63 like Ms. Dash is clueless on business affairs.

  • Damon M

    No you are!! 😛
    And you have cuties!
    And you hate people who don’t look like you!

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    Poor Sam Smith didn’t bother doing his research on the people that gave the award to him either.

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    You’re wrong about Sam Smith being the only white person who’s won but you’ve been wrong about a lot of shit you’ve said.

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    She’s just like Roland said about Stacey Dash…Samantha63 get your damn Ipad , smartphone out and learn to use Google before you open your mouth and make a damn fool of YOURSELF!!! ha ha ha

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    Yo, The Game was on the CW first long before BET ot it . BET only took it because they audience petitioned the network.

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    She’s really is stupid and basically got her ass blackballed from anything Viacom owns. You know that saying, ” You’ll never work in this town again?” Stacey Dash just made herself the new “Janet Hubert” because folks are going to bring up this bit of stupidity and arrogance to keep a job on Fox Network and sell her book for a long time to come.

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  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    Look above and listen to Roland Martin:

    The controversy over this year’s all-white Oscar nominees has created several fascinating subplots, one of which is the running battle betweenFox News regular andClueless actress Stacey Dash and Black Entertainment Television, or BET. Dash opined that if black people want to be included in the Oscars, then they should do away with blacks-only institutions (which actually do include whites) like BET, the BET Awards, and the NAACP Image awards. BET clapped back with a tweet showing a photo of Dash starring in the BET program The Game and asking for their check back, but on Thursday morning’s NewsOneNow, hostRoland Martin went them one better.

    Martin began by pointing out that white people do participate in and win the award ceremonies Dash cited, then began a slideshow of Dash’s appearances on the covers of pretty much every black-skewing magazine known to man, and several I think he just made up. He finished by advising Dash to give him a call next time before she goes on Fox News:

  • Josepha-Michal Walker

    4 marriages Mia, someone else married her again.

  • Phelisa Pittman

    Silly response.

  • Ms. Dash, I grew up in an integrated neighborhood and was sheltered from racism during most of my childhood. But I find as an adult, there are many who fan the fires of racism. BET is just one of them. My favorite Sunday school song was “Jesus Loves the Little Children”. It said, “Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight”. We should all do the same.

  • Phelisa Pittman

    Since you are so smart, and seem to know why BET was started, why don’t you include why this was an untapped market. The reason bring, there was no programming geared towards this particular group of people, with any people who looked like them, because most of the shows had whites as principal characters, and the topics related to issues dealing with this particular society. If you want to deal with truth, then deal with it instead of making a false argument.

  • K.D. Andrews

    THANK YOU

  • A business has the right to curate content for a specific audience. If we were to follow your model there would only be a few networks catering to everybody. There wouldn’t be enough air time for all the great content that is out there. Think about. If you want to get rid of the all black channels like BET and TVOne, then why stop there. Get rid of other dedicated channels like ESPN (all sports), CNN & Fox News (24/7 News coverage), The History Channel (All History), HBO & Showtimes (Movies and premium shows), TBN (Christian TV), HGTV ( Home Improvement & Cooking), QVC (Shopping), PBS (Shows that otherwise wouldn’t be aired because of the lack of mass appeal), and finally BET and TVOne (Black Entertainment). You see, the reason why you have a platform like Fox news to speak about is because of an entrepreneur like Ted Turner who saw a need for a 24 hour news network, a TV channel curated and dedicated for people who want to turn to it and see the news at any given moment. Viaacom also saw the value when they bought BET for 2.3 billion dollars! Basically when you say you want to ban a channel like BET, you’re really talking about censorship. Is this apart of those American values that you advocate for? The thing that bothers me about your comments and people with similar opinions is that you have selective amnesia. Do you not have any good thing to say when BET aired your movies and when Black magazines put you on their covers?

  • Spychiatrist

    Wishful thinking.

  • Oreale

    did you tag the wrong person?

  • Dmac6419

    From Philly and Comcast wouldn’t go 1 foot near Dash,trust me on that,oh the Roberts are RINO

  • Dmac6419

    Chick so fucking dumb she wanna take on Viacom,WOW

  • Anonymous

    Lawrence, what are you talking about? MTV literally had NWA, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and more on REPEAT DAILY back in the 80’s and ridiculous amounts of rap music and a feature show called “Yo, MTV Raps” since the late 80’s. Lawrence, you are either too young to know what you’re talking about or never had seen that channel. I grew up watching MTV and music videos in general as a kid. Black musicians had RIDICULOUS representation on television and on MTV.

  • Anonymous

    “The Civil Rights Movement was not about integration”

    You obviously didn’t read (or understand) any history books or watch any documentaries or read any of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches. Integration was EXACTLY what the Civil Rights movement was about you DOLT!

  • Anonymous

    “please do the black community a favor…”

    Jonathan, see, that is the kind of low-IQ, “group think” garbage that liberty minded people like myself cannot stand. So, an INDIVIDUAL PERSON had her OWN OPINION, and you chastise her in favor group-think. That’s sad. Group-think is horrible whether it’s from racism, politics, religion, academics or cultures. Let her be an individual. You can criticize her based on the merits of what she says, but why do you use the “black community” as a reference point? Racist much? Then you remind her she’s black. Is she not HUMAN? Can she not make her own opinions or should she consult the “black community” first? You’re what’s wrong with America Jonathan.

  • Anonymous

    He says she lied. I think he mean that she’s a hypocrite. However, just because someone has participated along with racist media doesn’t mean they can’t criticize that media for its racism. Perhaps she’s changed her mind after years of thinking about it? Is she not allowed an opinion just because she was a participant in that segregated, racist media?

  • Anonymous

    Wow, so you need a black person to vouch for John because you can’t simply believe a white person? Ivan, you seem like the racist, not John according to just your own sentiments. CMT is a music channel about rural, country life and Univision is for an entire culture that speaks Spanish. BET is saying its about “black” skinned people, which is actually overtly racist. If the channel called itself Rap Entertainment Television, THEN it would be just fine, but it doesn’t.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Of course a business has a right to peddle racist drivel, the First Amendment protects the racism foisted upon it’s plantationist audience.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Then you would embrace entertainment that overtly targets white audiences from a company called… say… The American White Network without uttering a peep or leftist whimper? No, you would not. Next!

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Recited perfectly from the plantation handbook. You serve your master well.

  • ChrisW

    Quick. Name 5 shows or movies Stacey Dash has been in.
    Drawing a blank?
    I think I’ve made my point.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The only time certain people get upset and say something is “divisive” is when it’s something for black folks

    Any time anyone intentionally targets any specific racial or ethnic audience they are acting upon racist biases and impulses.

    You’re welcome 🙂

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Hatred and irony,
    Live together in perfect harmony,
    Froth and spittle in your angry rant,
    Oh Lord, please don’t kill me.

    …with apologies to Stevie Wonder.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    If the black community as you insinuate, elected you to speak on their behalf then they are in dire need of a recall movement.

  • So because a network chooses to cater to a specific audience, you consider it racist. Every other interest can have a channel except those the cater to one specific audience/race/ethnic group? This is exactly why Stacy Dash says what she says because you and her think content curation is racism. Racism would target a specific audience in a demeaning or humiliating way, or prevent access to personal and civil rights. BET is not doing this.

  • And who do you serve? You guys try to be cute with the plantation metaphors.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Segregation of any race, ethnicity, or culture from American culture as a whole is the very segregation Dr. Martin Luther King Junior opposed with such dignity and only a biased and prejudiced mind would condone and advocate it. All you have done is highlight a number of “months” that have been hijacked by militant bigots seeking to profit from bigotry and division.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Her message targets thinking Americans because only thinking Americans can make a positive difference. There will always be illiterates who are too numb above the neck to understand thoughtful, articulate messages and messengers.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Most Asians are too busy working to succeed to bother with such minutia.

  • F.Sankoh

    As I said, GOP history does not STOP in the 1960’s. The fact you have to go back to the 1920s proves my point.

    The southern strategy was a lie?!?!?!? Wow!!! You really do NOT have a firm grasp of history or reality do you?

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Or they can just change the Oscars into an elementary school where everyone receives a participation medal.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I serve a painful reality known as truth. That thing from which you hide while safely ensconced in your servants’ quarters.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    It is politically incorrect to not be inclusive of all… or didn’t you consult your leftist talking points handout prior to clicking the “post” button?

  • LOL. That’s some truth as it seems you’re the only one trying to put someone on a plantation and in slave quarters. You’re definitely not trying to free me, because I already am. I am an American smart enough to know there are both good and bad ideas coming from Democrats, Republicans, liberals, and conservatives.

  • Lawrence Tyler

    There was a time when MTV refused to play black made videos. The late David Bowie talked about several times.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZGiVzIr8Qg

  • There are good and bad ideas from Democrats, Republicans, liberals, and conservatives. If you have a smart phone where you play music, you probably pull together a list of your favorite songs. We can identify specific genres of music because they have their unique sound and style. If you like to listen to one genre over another, it doesn’t mean you hate the others, and it doesn’t mean you’re racist. Being inclusive doesn’t mean that a business has to cater to everyone (that’s not practical) which is why we have so many different types of restaurants. I might want to eat southern soul food one day, Italian another day, or Chinese food on the next day. No one is going to Italian restaurants and saying that just because they’re only serving Italian cuisine, they’re racist. Doing so wouldn’t make sense unless that restaurant routinely denied minorities entrance. Just as we have a wide variety of restaurants, so we have a wide variety of television networks that cater to specific audiences.

  • You make good points, Sara. The point I think a lot of people are missing is the fact that even if there were no racism we would still have curated content, curate media, and curated lives. We have a taste for different foods: Italian, Southern Soul, Chinese. We like different genres of music: R&B, Pop, Country, Rock, and we like different TV stations that cater to specific audiences: BET, HGTV, Lifetime, Spike. Stacey is saying we should do away with BET. She sees no room for it. Isn’t that censorship? Can you imagine one network trying to cater to every audience. That’s not good business and they wouldn’t last long. Plus, there wouldn’t be enough air time for all the great content that is out there. This is why I feel Stacey’s comments went overboard.

  • Keifus~

    I may not agree with everything she is saying but I total get her point tho but then again my judgement might be a little shady because I have been in love with that women for many years, either way, she has a right to view and voice her opinions, i respect that, how I would love to have a heated conversation with that women in a dark restaurant with a good bottle of wine and some candle light and watch the light from the candle sparkle in her eyes, oops excuse me I was dreaming again, oh well back to reality.

  • Guest

    How about having…The National Association for the Advancement of White People–which, in this day and age, would be justified (by the way, shouldn’t the NAACP be called NAAAA–“African Americans” rather than “Colored People”??) …a magazine called Ivory, geared toward White people…White colleges…White History Month…and on and on. No, blacks don’t want segregation – i.e. racism – unless they can self-impose it.

  • Anonymous

    Lawrence, that was David Bowie’s perception at the time. 1983 was the true “launch year” of MTV (1981/1982 had literally a handful of music videos because artists weren’t making them at the time) from what I remember. Like I said, around the time I remember MTV was 1984 and they had Prince and Michael Jackson fever at that time. Along with Lionel Richie too. It was literally THEIR network on MTV for that whole year.

  • Greg

    Clueless and that’s it. And it’s very fitting.

  • Greg

    We already have that. It’s called CBS, NBC, ABC, Bravo, AMC, TNT, TBS, USA, etc…You’re not as smart as you like to think. It’s funny your a conservative. Conservatives hate you because they’re so dumb they think you’re a Muslim.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “Clueless and that’s it. And it’s very fitting.”
    -Greg

    Don’t be so hard on yourself.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “We already have that. It’s called CBS, NBC, ABC, Bravo, AMC, TNT, TBS, USA, etc…”
    -Greg

    Your envy actually outshines your racism in this one, Gweg.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Reaching out to a certain racial, ethnic, or cultural group by definition excludes all others and by definition violates the leftist paradigm of inclusion. The leftist Utopian society is a “one size fits all” society where everyone is a mindless drone ruled over by their superior government masters who pay them a small allowance for their support.

    Now, please see previous comment… repeat as necessary.

  • Brian J. Umholtz

    Yes, the “southern strategy” is a lie. Educate yourself and learn what the phrase “firm grasp of history” is, you pseudointellectual.. http://www.redstate.com/2012/07/11/the-southern-strategy-myth-and-the-lost-majority/

    “As late as 2010, there were still states like Alabama and North Carolina that were voting in their first Republican legislative majorities since Reconstruction – something that would have happened overnight in the late 60s if the partisan realignment had been driven by lockstep white voting loyalties on racial lines.”

    AND

    Let’s go to 60s shall we?

    Eisenhower signed the GOP’s 1960 Civil Rights Act after it survived a five-day, five-hour filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats, and in 1964, Democrat President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act after former Klansman Robert Byrd’s 14-hour filibuster, and the votes of 22 other Senate Democrats, including Tennessee’s Al Gore Sr., failed to scuttle the plan.
    People like you make people stupid. Stop spreading falsehoods.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    You’re so free you have tufts of cotton all over your face… which is why you fear posting with a valid photographic profile picture.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    Obviously you are a bias idiot, so no need to educate you
    any further. Smh.

  • Glenn Shiloh

    Anyone that says BET is racist or is pushing a racist agenda is a raving idiot. If BET is racist, wouldn’t that make Lifetime for Women sexist, Telemondo racist, Univision racist? Why does this Queen idiot and you morons ONLY believe that BET is racist? Is it because of it’s name? That’s stupid. I know its not because of its various awards that NON-BLACKS have won or been awarded. Also in her stupid short-sighted ramblings, did she even bother to realize that OTHER races have “months” that celebrate their race? I.e. National Hispanic Month or Asian Pacific Heritage month…I have to wonder why so many people are upset and/or jumping on this dummy’s bandwagon ONLY when it relates to black people…I’ll give two guesses why but you wont have to look no farther than the white sheet and pointed hood you have in your closet. Smh.

  • Kimberley

    Your argument would make more sense if things like logic and common sense were being used. What was the intention of establishing the NAACP? To protect the rights of black people during a time when their rights weren’t recognized . Who’re people didn’t need such an organization because the laws were built and enforced to their advantage.

    You don’t need a white magazine because, by and large, the magazine industry caters to that particular demographic already–that’s why it’s such a huge deal when a black woman or man lands on the cover of Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, etc.

    Lastly, the reason their are “…History Month” is because most history books don’t cover blacks in an all-inclusive manner. Most of us know more about Civil Rights and Slavery, than we do about blacks who contributed in the industrial era.

    You are free, as I am, to your opinion but, why not base it on facts?

  • Fran Farese Howard Noah

    When you don’t understand the history, you speak without understanding; therefore display a lack of wisdom. You definitely have little experience being in the U.S. My history of TV is not so pretty. Every time I found something I can relate too, it was taken off air. You see BET station. I see a product I’m purchasing for my benefit/ my entertainment. There’s too much history to give such narrow mindedness responses such as yours.

  • Fran Farese Howard Noah

    This is a child or Stacey dash.

  • Fran Farese Howard Noah

    Ummm nope

  • Fran Farese Howard Noah

    And you, the poorly advised krell wouldn’t know him, if people like him didn’t fight for equality. You were taught basic “coming to America 101”. For your benefit, the pie is half baked.

  • Fran Farese Howard Noah

    Thinking Anericans

  • Fran Farese Howard Noah

    They do know.

  • Fran Farese Howard Noah

    Ummm, nope. It aired for several more seasons because we as viewers wanted it. The show ran out of story lines. It was over; however, as a person of interest in BET and like station: UPN30 killed all like shows.

  • Fran Farese Howard Noah

    Umm nope. Your facts are lies

  • Fran Farese Howard Noah
  • Fran Farese Howard Noah
  • Fran Farese Howard Noah

    @krell
    For as much as you see, you wilt.

  • Fran Farese Howard Noah

    This has been the most entertaining of reads. The article itself is a move of relevancy. Dash hasn’t any. Celebrity 101, “stay relevant”; “any press is press, so stay in it”. Don’t buy into celebrity gibberish, you’ll be the left out on the ledge. Especially to some very opinionated agreeing followers of Stacy Dash, you’re without any wisdom, but it’s only due to your lack of knowledge.
    I live in Mississippi. Yeah, the south. To speak with the audacity that dash is right—-“I don’t know her either.”

  • Kal-Ell

    Man Keifus, I used to think & feel those same thoughts & feelings about Ms. Dash. The key words in that sentence being “used to”. The Clueless beauty from the 90’s that we all loved is dead & gone. In her place is a confused puppet who doesn’t truly realize that even though the “news network” isn’t real the propaganda & rhetoric are & their detrimental to the community that faux uses her to bash is very real as well.

  • Kal-Ell

    Peddling racist drivel to a plantationist audience A.k.a. the fox “news” business model.

  • Kal-Ell

    If a show called oh I don’t know, lets say Breaking Dead or The Walking Bad (it’s your choice) eithers fine, aired on The American White Network, I a gun toting extremely far leftist would tune in weekly to view every episode. The network overtly targeting whites (absurd as such a thing would be) would not prevent me as well as many, many other leftist from viewing any & all of it’s quality programming.
    On a side note Greg is right. Conservatives really truly do hate you. Not all of them but the majority of them actually are so dumb that they think you’re a Muslim or they see non white skin & hate you because they don’t have a clue what you are but they know you’re not white & that’s enough for them.

  • Kal-Ell

    Pay Burgess no mind. He clear has an inability to admit when he’s wrong. It’s his issue not yours, don’t sweat him.

  • Keifus~

    Damn Kal-Ell you speak the truth, that girl is dead and long long gone

  • Cock van der Palm

    I would totally eat Stacey Dash’s ass

  • FappingAssNigga

    TV in general is 99.7% white. From advertising, to TV shows with all white casts, even with news broadcasters. This white washed bitch needs to check why BET was created in the first place (MTV didn’t want blacks on their channel)

    It’s all well and good that you wanna preach about ending segregation, but bitch don’t come at us just because we want a platform for our own. Go at Hollywood and how they portray blacks in the movies they allow us to be in. Go at the channels which won’t allow all black casts on their network. Go at news broadcasts which focus on and spotlights constantly petty crimes of blacks. Why in the fuck would you go at your own?

    I understand you hate being black Stacy, and that’s ok we all have minds of our own to do with what we please, but bitch focus on hating your own damn self and not us. You and Raven should go bleach yourselves a couple more times.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Don’t forget the BET business model.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Conservatives never seem to notice the color of my skin, but you people certainly do.

  • J_CAS

    I know who she is. It doesn’t change the fact that you don’t actually know how to argue.

  • John Murray

    Still don’t see it as hypocrisy. If you are offered an award why wouldn’t you accept it when your choice of career hinges on getting awards?

  • Guest

    We all know why the NAACP was established. The key word in your comment is “WEREN’T” [recognized]. Well, blacks’ rights HAVE been recognized for more than fifty years now…along with their ADVANCEMENT–if only more of them would TAKE ADVANTAGE of all the opportunities they’re afforded. Those opportunities are the same afforded to Whites-and everyone else-whether you want to acknowledge that fact or not. When are blacks going to stop bemoaning the past – e.g., lack of civil rights and long-ago slavery – and move FORWARD. NO NEED for an organization for “black advancement”.
    Seriously, c’mon, a “huge deal” when a black woman or man is shown on the cover of a magazine?? There have been black models, actors, actresses, sports figures and politicians adorning the covers and pages of magazines FOR YEARS–and not “black” magazines. If you find it a “huge deal”, you’re living in the past…not moving forward. NO NEED for “black” magazines (or t.v. networks, for that matter).
    As far as black history month, it simply perpetuates racism. No other race, nationality, religion, etc., has a whole month dedicated to it (not in this country, anyhow). What–are people expected to learn about black history from the snippets of information they show on t.v. commercials throughout every day of the month? If one wants to learn about black history, READ A BOOK or TAKE A CLASS (like I did several years ago in school). NO NEED for a month of black history.
    You want facts? The FACT is that anything – organization, magazine, t.v. network, college, “holiday”, and on and on – that is specifically geared towards blacks promotes and perpetuates segregation and racism.

  • Yeah I thought that with your statement too.

  • So childish.

  • william serob

    Glad you liked it. Your post is empty of meaningful content. Instead of bashing me, provide facts to prove my statement incorrect.

  • RealityCheque

    “The reason bring, there was no programming geared towards this particular group of people, with any people who looked like them”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanford_and_Son

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jeffersons

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Albert_and_the_Cosby_Kids

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Times

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What%27s_Happening!!

    The “untapped market” is the idea that there would be interest in a channel focusing on all things associated with being black (suggesting, again, that being black implies inherent differences in all sorts of interests).

    Are you aware that there is no “black” culture in the UK, and other European countries, like there is here in the US? Racism is much lower there as well. Black people there don’t typically view themselves as this ostracized group, or a group that has inherently different interests in entertainment, etc. Maybe it’s because blacks in those countries aren’t sold the idea they they need to have a culture based on the color of their skin, and that the dominant culture of the country they live in is suitable for them, or anyone of any color/race.

  • Phelisa Pittman

    You are not seriously comparing those of African and slave descent here in America with the UK and other European countries? That’s not a valid comparative argument. The reason we have a segregates and unique separate cultural experience here, is mainly because even after slaves were freed, the system of racial oppression was still in place, and every thing possible was done to maintain that separation. Laws dealing with Land ownership, taxes, laws against interracial marriage, mixing in public places or private places, etc, etc., etc….THAT is what c I ntinued the separation of cultures. Blacks in America did not start it, nor did we proliferate it. We just survived whatever hand we were dealt, all the whole continuing the fight for equality and value in a system that was vehemently opposed to integration. Culturally, and historically, those of Africans have always been able to migrate and assimilate into other countries and lands and cultures, if the governing g bodies of those countries and the people have allowed it. UK and many European countries tries have been, and still are, waaaaay ahead of America in this respect. THIS country, and THIS GROUP of whites in THIS country, have not been so open to that mindset when it has come to Africans. This country, and many whites in particular, have just lived with this system in place for so long, that it will take a while to completely change this mindset. There is no comparison to those European countries and America. And the reason Viacom targeted a particular demographic, is because that demographic was not considered in marketing for networks like MTV, and no people of color were visible, so they were missing ones from those demographics. The ore diverse and multictural your programming, the greater influence in those demographics, and more money to be gained. There are many things unique to various cultures and demographics, that’s why you have LOGO TV, Telemundo, Sports stations, etc. For anyone to single out BET shows bias, and really Stupidity when it cones to business and how companies make money.

  • Daphney Waggoner

    The videos were mostly white in the early days of MTV (1981-1982 timeframe). Artists like Rick James, Michael Jackson and others were relegated to overnight airplay and overnight rotation for thier videos, not peak times in the afternoon and early evening. It was so obvious that some black artists considered boycotting MTV in it’s early days, and there were publicists and record labels that threatened to pull their entire catalog of artists away from the channel. This is what the embedded interview with David Bowie was addressing. It changed, but the fact was there was controversy, and this led to BET’s being created because African American artists were not getting coverage and exposure via their videos to larger audiences. Just because you don’t like the history, doesn’t give you the right to change it.

  • Daphney Waggoner

    Exactly, well stated. It seems the only time anybody really gets upset is when something is aimed specifically for an African American audience. I wonder why?

  • Daphney Waggoner

    Just because you underline your opinion doesn’t mean that it is fact.

  • Unique Artwork

    If you continue to lighten up your pics, you’ll almost reach your goal. Ok, personal insult aside, I think its sad how you seem to want to say/do anything just to keep your public profile elevated, not unlike Raveen Samone. So rather than elevating through your craft (thought it was acting), you would rather become a proxy for Fox News and continue to appeal to the right wing idealogues who, when all is said and done, still view you in the same way. Your diatribes make it seem that Blacks voluntarily “segregate” themselves when out of necessity, they have had to bring additional focus given that they are not the majority in the country. So while you believe any publicity is good publicity, the view of the general public not already predispositioned to your inflammatory rhetoric, is one of a flailing “used to be” rising star analogous to those that pose in playboy in their waning years. You are damaging your own credibility, and while Fox will love you for a minute, will YOU love YOU, years from now.

  • Unique Artwork

    So beyond a quick soundbite, can you provide any example of where BET fans the fires of racism?

  • Unique Artwork

    You are truly deluded; so in NY we have channels targeted towards Asian content, and in Europe, many channels that target audiences with Arab populations. So should all non-offensive targeted markets be eliminated and we have just one channel? If you had any knowledge of history, we had that once.. ABC/CBS/NBC.. please speak with some level of intelligence and knowledge and don’t keep chirping like an angry bird looking for attention..you just detract from the actual conversation and besmirch your own credibility

  • Unique Artwork

    I would just ignore Burgess..he’s just a troll..in a turban no less (if that’s really him)

  • Unique Artwork

    Yep, just a troll looking to be fed on the internet.. ignore and repeat

  • That wasn’t my point. My point was no one needs to fan the fires of racism. We can be not racist. One person, one day at a time, we can look past differences in skin color and culture and simply care for one another because we’re human.

  • Ascendence

    german here, shes right

  • Perhizzle

    The Oscars don’t give awards to blacks? Being ignored? Samuel L Jackson was the leading money maker in US Film history before Harrison Ford just passed him with Star Wars. Black people make up a much smaller percent of the US demographics, so it would make sense that there are much fewer actors/actresses that are black. The Oscars are a performance and opinion based award ceremony. And in the grand scheme of things, mean nothing. The fact that anyone even cares is ridiculous and only gives power to those who the supposed victims are making claims against. Meanwhile, Jada and Will Smith are living in a 20 thousand square foot mansion, paid for by that racist group of hollywood producers…

  • Perhizzle

    Stacey never called for a boycott of either company, it isn’t the same thing. You say she is biting the hand that fed her? What exactly is Jada Smith doing? Have you ever seen the house they live in? Will Smith is one of the highest paid actors in history. If you look at the lists of highest paid actors per film, in the top 5 is Morgan Freeman, Samuel L Jackson and Will Smith. 3 OF THE TOP 5 ARE BLACK ACTORS!!!! Actors like Jamie Fox and Idris Elba are quickly gaining as well! This is ridiculous!!!!

  • 5aiah

    The problem isn’t the Oscars or award shows. The demographics have little to do with it, the problem is blacks don’t have their own industry that can sustain itself and too many non black Americans and humans in general won’t watch a majority black film or relate to characters who are black. Blacks relate to white characters all the time, but it doesn’t always happen the other way around. Add a lack of black appreciation for film theory and refinement and the true problem emerges.

    Blacks do not have an elite class of filmmakers who are excellent artists, true auteurs. Blacks anger is misplaced, it’s not the Academy who they should be angry at and trying to change, it’s their industry and the American and global audiences. That’s much harder to do though, so they focus their anger on the Oscars.

  • Key-LoLo

    Explain how that comment was racist?

  • Key-LoLo

    It’s not a bigoted statement and wasn’t meant to be. I’m sorry it was taken in that manner. But is it not true that majority of Hollywood is not owned and operated by that population? There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s just the way it is. If you are able to find data that suggests otherwise, I am open to be proven wrong and retract my statement.

  • Straight_Shooter

    God Bless Stacy Dash. Of course they are gonna go after her and try to tear her down. Just like the cullerds did to Bill Cosby when he spoke out how cullerd youth fall prey to hip hop and gangs and accelerate stereotypes. How they dont take advantage of a free education and advance themselves and be part of normal society. Instead they labelled him an Uncle Tom and looked to destroy him.

  • Straight_Shooter

    so you saying she’s high yellow? just attack her for not being pure African-American, how she has Bajan and Mexican heritage.

  • MsKelley

    Why single out Ebony? Get rid of Bridges, The Italian Tribune, Ukrainian Weekly, Scottish Banner, Union Jack, Vaba Eesti Sõna, Irish American News, Irish Edition, Irish Voice, Nordstjernan, Polish American Journal, and the many other ethic magazines first. Tell the Italians, Ukrainians, Germans, Scotts, Scandanavian, British and Irish there is NO NEED for ethnic magazines and while you are at it tell them to stop the ethnic parades, festivals or museums for that matter.

    And hey no more Ethnic scholarships for Armenians, Greeks, Irish, Italians, Ukrainians, Germans and so forth either.

    If one community has to give up it’s cultural identity and institutions then all the others should set the example. It’s almost March I look forward to your campaign to end St. Patrick’s day.

  • Straight_Shooter

    You start from the back, I’ll start at her front peach

  • Straight_Shooter

    Clueless, Mo’ Money, Renassiance Man, Fresh Prince Bel Air, Single Ladies, Cosby Show