I Was Right Today on Outnumbered: There Should Be No Black History Month

I’ve written about this before, but apparently people are going nuts over what I said on Outnumbered today:

“We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration, and if we don’t want segregation, then we have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black,” she continued. “If it were the other way around, we’d be up in arms. It’s a double standard. There shouldn’t be a black history month. We’re Americans, period.” 

But I’m not alone.  Watch what Morgan Freeman had to say about Black History Month HERE.

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  • gdsmith3rd

    I am a white conservative, which automatically eliminates my opinion in some circles. But I support you and what you say. I may not always agree, but you have my support. I am a huge Ted Cruz fan, which may not agree with some, but that, too, is irrelevant. Keep calling ’em like you see ’em.

  • jjreddoo

    Gee, white conservative is happy to see black culture disappear. News at 11.

  • Hummdinger

    Gee, straw man argument of a 5 year old. Don’t miss the bus today you dolt. How did you become so bigoted?

  • jjreddoo

    As opposed to the well-reasoned ad hominem attack. . .

  • jjreddoo

    This just in: white person is being viciously persecuted. Fox News is all over that story. . .

  • Hay NonnyMoose

    That is precisely the attitude that causes many of us white people to say “Fine, no problem. Take your black culture over there somewhere.” Your “culture” has been catered to for 50 years. No one expects a thank you; not any more.

    Segregation is an idea whose time has come again. This time, it looks like both sides favor it.

  • jjreddoo

    Frodo lives! [in a fantasy world where blacks are ungrateful to their racial superiors]. I’m sorry that black people don’t give you the respect and appreciation you rightly deserve, grand dragon.

    How’s this for a news flash: this is not Middle-earth, you are not Frodo, and black people are not orcs that should be driven off to Mordor.

  • killabeezle

    Explain this then, 2011 NAACP awards, you were a presenter with Orlando Jones.

  • DrHarley

    So what!

  • Patricia

    It was a gig, plain and simple. Plus I can’t recall seeing this actress in ANYTHING.

    I like her politics but can’t say she’s a trending actress. Can you?

  • Nunya D. Bidness

    She was in the movie Clueless, which you appear to be.

  • Hummdinger

    Again with the degrading of woman. You are a real treat sir.

  • Nunya D. Bidness

    Thanks for the compliment.

  • Patricia

    Somebody tell you that was funny? – I have better things to do, thank you VERY much!

  • killabeezle

    ???

  • Hank Rand ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Morgan Freeman said the same thing that Stacey said, and I agreed with him also.

    Let’s face it: The only reason anyone in the US still focuses on race, is because Democrats who need people to think they’re aggrieved demand that we all focus 24×7 on race!

    It’s time to evolve. There will always be some racists and hate-mongers of all stripes, but in 2016 they’re justly marginalized to the fringes and ostracized from society. What ever happened to “be the change?” Most of us on the right live Dr. King’s dream every single day. But the fact is, I’m 38 years old and was raised to dismiss color entirely and focus solely on character…and in 2016, the Democrats and activist left tell me doing so makes me “RACIST!” They literally tell us that we must focus first on skin color and only then can we safely begin judging character.

    The Democrats do this on purpose because division creates disparity, which creates dependence which creates Democrat voters. Because Democrats are evil? No. They truly believe the destruction they’re causing is a small price to pay for the bigger, utopian government they aspire to create. But they’re wrong.

    All people are created equally and every time they convince a black person – or a gay person, or woman, or Muslim, or Hispanic – that he/she are perpetually aggrieved and should identify as part of a group before they identify as an individual…they steal some of that person’s individual Liberty. And individual Liberty, my friends, is a gift that serves as the sole catalyst between our lives and our pursuits for happiness. Stop robbing it. Instead, give generously.

  • Irene

    Democrats are the reason people are pulling the race card?? You can’t possibly be serious – I call Bull crap.

  • blder

    So you’re saying black people are too stupid to figure out the Democrats use them for votes, by keeping them aggrieved, but that simultaneously racism is not a real problem?

  • wrwhri

    He didn’t say that, no, however, you are filtering what he said, so it is your thoughts and your conclusions not his. This is what he said, and it’s a far cry from what you’re saying he said: “The Democrats do this on purpose because division creates disparity, which creates dependence which creates Democrat voters.” P.S. I am a moderate (not liberal) Democrat.

  • blder

    You don’t define what “this” is that Democrats do. By denouncing Democrats for widely “convincing” black people to vote for them because of a false sense of victim hood, you are making two assumptions – (1) Black people are too stupid to figure this out and vote in their own interests instead, and (2) they aren’t victims of a crime that has not yet been reconstituted.

    If you say that #1 is wrong, then how exactly do the Democrats get away with it? If you thing #2 is wrong, then why does the median white family have 16x as much wealth as the median black family?

    Pointing out underlying assumptions to a person’s argument isn’t adding in my “thoughts” or “conclusions”.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    exactly….your interpretation is exactly what took place.

  • jjreddoo

    I think he is saying blacks are just intellectually inferior.

  • blder

    “They literally tell us that we must focus first on skin color and only then can we safely begin judging character.”

    I would venture to guess he has literally never been told that before, and that his sense of aggrievement comes entirely from the right-wing blogs he reads and news he watches…

    …some how I don’t think he understands why a group of people might want to keep him “perpetually aggrieved”, though…

  • jjreddoo

    I say that all the time. Remember kids, first judge someone by their color, then and only then, can you focus on their personality.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    Folks love to bring up MLK..but he was killed by a white man who thought he was a race baiter…so go figure. I really wish people would leave that man alone.Let him rest in peace. White people hated him when he was alive but love him now that he’s gone. Ironic. These same people will see racism happening all around them but remain silent. So please you too have responsibility in this. Stop robbing it…open up your mouth and call racism out!

  • Irene

    I agree.. all these things should be shelved and retired. I often wondered why blacks want inclusion and “equality” but insist on having “black” organizations, shows, beauty contests, etc. If there is a white only organization blacks cry foul. I watch “Blackish” and think it’s a scream but what I see is a family of very normal, everyday people who are talented and funny. We are all different in our own way, can’t that be enough to suit people?

  • jjreddoo

    You sound like a very blissful person.

  • Irene

    Oh, yes.. I get the sarcasm, to be sure. But, dear jonathan.. you don’t know me beyond the words I’ve typed. You may think you are “all that” but your condescending attitude tells me everything I need to know about you.

  • jjreddoo

    Interesting that you think I can’t possibly know anything about you from a few words, but with your crystal ball you can know everything about me. A most blissful observation on your part.

    And the reason you don’t get your precious “whites only” club is because white people are already everywhere. And yes a white only club would be very foul; if you can’t understand that, then you are part of the problem, not the solution.

  • xo

    oh god

  • Roberta Lippse

    This lady is completely right. We need to stop self segregating- that just makes everything more racist. All of the recent riots and violent in your face protests have only served to take “race” relations back several decades. I believe that we are all flesh colored, we are all human beings and Americans are Americans not a “color”-then American. From what I see, the majority of “white” people have been enlightened and evolved and don’t see themselves as a “color” first anymore. There is still a lot of work to be done, but it is headed in the right direction. Now it is time for everyone else to step up to that line and we can end the stupid racist crap altogether on all sides and get on with bettering humanity as a whole. Attacking people because they are white, black, brown, red, yellow, purple, green or polka dotted only serves to breed racist hate towards the attacking group. Physically attacking someone based on their race is definitely and completely racist – no matter what “color” the attacker and victim identify with.

  • jjreddoo

    Spoken like a true “colorblind” white person.

  • wrwhri

    You do understand that there actually and scientifically is no such thing as race, right? That all the characteristics attributed to race is only cosmetic, right? That human skin comes only in tones of the same yellow color, right? That any type of ruddiness in all the tones of human skin is caused by the blood vessels under the skin, right? So, it’s not just a person of European heritage (white person) who says that Americans are not a color, it’s scientist that are saying this. Scientists of all national heritages.

  • jjreddoo

    Thanks for whitesplaining that to me. . .

  • El Rey de la Muerte

    You do understand that there actually and scientifically is no such thing as race, right?

    Congratulations on disproving forensic science, friendo.

  • jjreddoo

    I appreciate you poor effort at whitesplaining the concept of skin tone to me, but your point is entirely moot, and you somehow missed the crucial ingredient of melanin. If you think Hispanics or African-Americans are only distinct because of their melanin levels you are focusing on one aspect of shared genetic properties.

    Race is a social construct (i.e., “made up”) but here, let’s talk semantics for a second. Let’s make the conversation for well-meaning white people, who focus entirely on the wrong details of the debate, a little more productive. In your mind, go ahead and replace the word “race” with “ethnicity” every time you hear it. Instead of racism, think “ethnic prejudice” and then you will be on the same page as everyone else.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    Ha! I knew it! I knew your ass was going to say something stupid like that. You know what, I have learned from reading on here that it doesn’t matter what a White person says. They can be empathetic, agree or try to understand and you Black people are going to make these remarks and call us name, so F>>U… I don’t give a shit about you or how you feel anymore. We don’t have to keep walking on friggin egg shells. Do what you want. Destroy what you want. We will NEVER get along because of people like you!! She didn’t even say she was White you racist, evil low life piece of shit….

  • jjreddoo

    And I never said I was black.

    You have some interesting ideas on why integration will never work. Have you thought about writing a pamphlet?

    It could be titled “We Ain’t Walk’n on Eggshells No More!” By Sandra J Garner

  • sandyatthebeach1

    I go by Sandy. Don’t try to scare me because it aint gonna work. You think I don’t know about you?

  • jjreddoo

    Save it for your next Klan rally.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    Dude, take a long nap before your next Black Panthers meeting……. GROW UP…..

  • sandyatthebeach1

    “I” have a life and so I will have to leave our wonderful conversation and brainstorming. You hang in there buddy….

  • Fugitoid

    I’ve had a crush on Stacey Dash almost my whole life! And now to hear how humble and rational she is, I love her even more! Wow! She made good points.

  • jjreddoo

    Sarcasm?

  • Fugitoid

    0%

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Facebook would disagree with you Stacey. From a reader who goes by, Melanie Greene,

    “Miss Stacy Let me break it down so you understand. Minority groups are usually poorly represented in popular media. This is because popular media tries to appeal to the largest number of people possible — the majority. White people have tended to prefer TV shows and magazines full of white people, with the occasional non-white person thrown in for variety, so magazine editors and TV producers have catered to that preference. In effect, they WERE White Entertainment Television and Ivory Magazine. Things like BET, Ebony Magazine, Image Awards etc. were created in response to this phenomenon. When the majority excludes the minority, and the minority creates parallel institutions of its own, that’s not racism. That’s an entirely reasonable response to exclusion.

    Popular media have gotten a bit more inclusive in the last few decades, so I can understand why younger people don’t really get this. But your crows feet having dusty ass is too old be be this damn ignorant! I also understand why folks are confused about what racism actually is. Mentioning race isn’t inherently racist.

    Acknowledging that there are sub-cultural trends tied to race is not racism. Wanting to see stories about people who look like you is not racism. Like, this isn’t that hard to understand or grasp! People act like these things were
    created out of thin air for no valid reasons whatsoever!”

    Have fun with that.

  • jjreddoo

    Just as long as she doesn’t get rid of Univision.

  • Roving Gambler

    You just got totally dismissed because of your attitude.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    I’m the messenger. You got dismissed for your failure to consider perspective, context and poor choice to forego an honest stab at reading comprehension. Thanks I’ll let myself out. #theend

  • Roving Gambler

    But you got dismissed first so your dismissal doesn’t count.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Yet you’re still trying to have this discussion with me. I’m missing the point of your dismissal.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    Oh trust me you miss a lot of things honey…

  • sandyatthebeach1

    It may not count to ugly old Black-ish Trolls like you but it sure does to me you scum sucker!

  • Roving Gambler

    Ouch, that hurt……………………………… nah, only kidding.

  • Roving Gambler

    Urine air soul

  • John Amado

    I don’t know, I was really persuaded when she said “But your crows feet having dusty ass is too old be be this damn ignorant!”.

  • Hay NonnyMoose

    That sold me, too. I’m convinced now.

  • Zachary

    Then why do black organizations do everything they can to shut down “white only” anything? So, its okay to exclude all white people but its not okay to exclude black people for any reason from anything? Honestly stop looking for a reason to hold on to your hate and move forward with your life. Wether you like it or not Black History Month and BET and Ebony do nothing but keep that hate engine filled with gas. If you are not okay with having a white only anything then there should not be a black only anything and if you want to keep your black only “—–” then get over the fact that others want it too.. You seem educated in your statement, so I would assume you know that even after the united states abolished slavery and freed black slaves the Irish and Asian cultures were still being shipped in by the boat load as “indentured servants”, so why is there not an Asian History Month, or even a Celtic History Month? What about how Americans including black americans have been extorting and profiting off the cheap labor that Latin America has brought in over the past 20 to 50 years. Black Americans are not the only ones to suffer, having white skin doesn’t grant you this life of privilege, black americans are no longer a victim to anything other than their own choices.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Hey Genius? I’m the messenger here. If you notice, this is a quote from someone named Melanie Greene. To add insult to insult, I’m a black woman who’s been married to a wonderful white man for 22 years and my entire black family loves him too. Go pontificate elsewhere.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    You are NOT a messenger. You are a trouble maker and a Moron for quoting anything from Facebook… There you go again….yada yada married to a White man 22 years, yada yada. They don’t love him. He is White!!!! Pompous bile.

  • ♚ Justin Credible ♚

    “You seem educated in your statement, so I would assume you know that even after the united states abolished slavery and freed black slaves the Irish and Asian cultures were still being shipped in by the boat load as “indentured servants”, so why is there not an Asian History Month, or even a Celtic History Month?” I can answer that one… They didn’t fight for it. They went quitely into the night.

  • Hay NonnyMoose

    They decided to be Americans. If you’d like to stop being blacko-Americans first, then you might have a better shot at integrating.

  • Norm Weaver

    So how would you feel if I created an ALL white college where you had to be white Anglo Saxon to get in? Probably wouldn’t like it, huh? Or how about creating WET, White Entertainment Television? Or pick a month and celebrate the white man? Creating separate institutions does NOT stop the problem, or “recognize” that we have a problem. I DO NOT want an all “insert race/ethnicity/religion” anything. If we want to “co-exist” then we need to come together and recognize everyone, not drift apart and seek an individual groups recognition. And yes, I think history books need to be expounded upon to recognize everyone of importance no matter who they may be.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    That’s exactly how it used to be norm. Its called segregation. Where have you been? Are you not old enough to remember that part of our nation’s history?

  • Hay NonnyMoose

    “Mentioning race isn’t inherently racist.”

    Ummmm, yes it is. every phuquing thing is about race. The sun rising in the East is racist. Speaking English is racist. Everything and everyone is racist.

    It gets so old… Once upon a time, racism was rampant in America. Over the last 50 years, it has been beaten out of most people.

    Over the last 8 years or so, Negro Fatigue has set in, and racism is coming back. To blacks, everything is racist. To whites, we’re so tired of “racist this, racist that” that we’re all for segregation now, too. Take your whiney a$$e$ over there somewhere, out of my face.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Since you know nothing about me except that I like to share interesting quotes (take note of the fact that my comment was a quote if you will), I’m thrilled to bits to be able to say this.

    I’m a black woman who’s been married to a wonderful white man for 22 years and my entire black family loves him. I’m no racist. I’m educated, and self-employed at our very own tech consulting firm. I’ve never taken a dollar of welfare in my life.

    I’m sorry if you are tired of black people having the audacity to say they are tired of being second class citizens. I’m tired of non black people saying to get over institutionalized racism as if there is choice.

    Acknowledging racism today doesn’t mean admitting that white males are a bunch of assholes who don’t work hard for what they have. Of course they work hard. Its simply recognizing that there are groups of people in this country who are not white that have to work much harder to be able to achieve the basic things you take for granted. You really have no idea. Try making some black friends. That way, you can gain some social perspective outside your own, whatever that is.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    LOL…..again with the White husband…. You are trying soooo hard to make people think that you are not racist just because you are married to a White man. I have a Black SON in law so that means I am not racist either. Education doesn’t teach you class. I bet you are a hoot. How does your White husbands family feel about YOU? I bet they hate you and are uninformed and don’t know the truth or what White privilege means.

  • cbus_cbass

    At first I thought the same think, it’s about the majority of viewership and trend(s), but then I recall there were popular TV shows with all black cast on the main stream TV, so my opinion is your statement is not accurate though I get the point you are trying to make.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Quotes mean the person typing it didn’t actually write it. I quoted someone else. That means, its not my statement.

  • Nunya D. Bidness

    She tows the line of her white masters at fox news; she does not speak for the black american community.

  • Roving Gambler

    She never said she spoke for anyone but herself you arrogant fool!

  • http://www.conservativeme.com/ ConservativeMe

    How about people speak for themselves. That’s all someone should do.

  • Jason Ortiz

    She speaks for Americans as a whole, not black and not White.

  • Shaun Evans

    Umm…. no, she doesn’t.

  • Hummdinger

    Wow, Why do hate women so much?

  • Nunya D. Bidness

    I don’t hate all women, just a handful. Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, Stacey Dash, to name a few.

  • Hay NonnyMoose

    Who does? Sharpton? LOL

  • Blackpplunite1

    She speaks for the racist white people who don’t want to be called a racist so they do like their ancestors and use a house nigger to do your bidding.

  • Roving Gambler

    Perfect answer but taking BET off the air ain’t gonna happen.

  • jjreddoo

    How would taking BET off the air remove bias from the Academy Awards?

  • Shaun Evans

    LOL! Wow. There shouldn’t be a Black History month because there’s no “White History Month.” Umm… don’t look now, but there has always been a White History Month. It’s called History. There IS a ‘White Entertainment Television’… it’s called Television. And yes, this woman is pretty, but what movies has she been in….? Oh yeah. LOL. Get real, lady. Dunk your head in some warm water, wait about a half hour, and you’ll see the sad truth. You’re black, too. :(

  • Norm Weaver

    So you are OK with an all black channel, all black month, all black college, etc…? If you are, then you are part of the problem, not the solution. I DO NOT want an all “insert race/ethnicity/religion” anything. If you advocate for an all black college then you are advocating for discrimination AND segregation. No matter how you shine your personal beacon of light on the situation, it still screams ugly. We need to work together, not separately, to end racism in all it’s nasty forms. And I suppose Morgan Freeman needs to dunk his head too?

  • Dana Jones

    Without that all – Black channel, we would rarely see Blacks on tv. Without all – Black schools, Blacks oftentimes get overlooked, and receive inferior education. I have never sought out all – Black anything, but I do know that I will not be welcome at most all – White anything. We create our own avenues because others are oftentimes closed to us. Right here in my own city, I know there are restaurants and pubs I had better not dare walk into, for my own safety. That tells me I need to find places where I will see faces like mine, where I can comfortably dine, learn, let my hair down, etc. I don’t wanna be separated, but I am given no choice, even in 2016.

  • Shaun Evans

    Oh Norm…. (SMH)

    Your question indicates you don’t accept the fact that Blacks have been omitted (or otherwise unfairly represented) in Education, History, Entertainment, etc. If you acknowledge that they have, I have two questions: What should be done about it if not having a history month, colleges, tv channels to try and get the boulder off of the scale? Since you’re so bothered by the existence of these measures, could you describe what actions or steps you’ve personally taken to mitigate the underrepresentation or under-acknowledgement/under-serving of Black people in the U.S. My guess would be ‘not much.’

  • Norm Weaver

    The problem is education. the history books need to be righted and it needs to start with our children. If we continue to separate ourselves via colleges, television, and celebratory months, etc. we don’t fix the problem…we perpetuate the problem.

    And to answer your question, “describe what actions or steps you’ve personally taken to mitigate the
    underrepresentation or under-acknowledgement/under-serving of Black
    people in the U.S.”. No, I haven’t done much. No matter how many times I write my representatives it won’t change because the attitude (in general) of society hasn’t changed, it’s only getting worse… being fed by white AND black groups together. I’m not going to say I understand your problem because that would be a lie, I am neither black nor any other minority (although that is quickly changing) therefor I haven’t had to face “in your face” discrimination. I am truly sorry for those who do and wish I could slap the shit out of society until it woke up and realized that we are all equal and should be judged on our own individual merits.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Norm. Aren’t you aware that blacks weren’t allowed to attend white colleges so if they wanted to have a college education, they had to build their own? Its no different when it came to entertainment channels and recognition. Surely you’ve heard of segregation. I’m sure your head would explode if I told you whites do graduate from “all black” colleges too…

    Still, we are not living in a post racial society yet. Go to any right wing, conservative forum for proof of that. They have pure hate for black people and they are not afraid to say so.

  • Hay NonnyMoose

    Go ahead and segregate yourselves. I certainly don’t mind; the crime would go down where I live. Your mileage may vary.

  • Shaun Evans

    Hehe,

    This from an anonymous guy. We call that ‘keyboard courage’ and you seem to have a plenty dose of it. LOL. Grow a pair, identify yourself and then we’ll talk. Until then, go play and leave this discussion to the grown folks.

  • Blackpplunite1

    Well if black people were patience they will sit back and watch the sun burn you and your family to death and then watch the melanoma cancer ravish your bodies.

  • Blackpplunite1

    Good luck getting white people to understand, let me know how that goes because you would have a better chance convincing the devil to love one another.

  • Jeff Johnson

    Nice ‘tolerance’ level you have there. Do you know what the word ‘segregation’ means? Maybe a little more time in school would be helpful. It’s something that Dr King tried to irradiate but now look… there is a lot of effort by blacks…to segregate? There should be no ‘black’ this, no ‘latino’ that, no ‘white’ something else. If we keep doing that…we’ll never all join together for kum ba ya time. The Academy should review their selection process in light of this…. end of story.

  • Shaun Evans

    Wow. How ever to unpack all of that. Let’s see… I’ll ask you the same questions I asked the other intellectual giant: Since the immutable history of these matters shows that without affirmative efforts to balance things out, ‘history’ IS ‘white history’ and ‘entertainment’ IS ‘white entertainment’–what SHOULD we do about it? For some people, the only kind of real discrimination is ‘reverse-discrimination.’ Give me a break, please.

    Oh… and while you’re dissing my education level and pretending that you’d know the first thing about MLK, are you sure you meant irradiate? In the sage words of Inigo Montoya, “I do not think it means what you think it means.” Eradicate, maybe? BWAHHAHA! Amateur….

  • http://www.conservativeme.com/ ConservativeMe

    Seems to me that I’m seeing more and more, a segregation going on, but this time its voluntary.

  • richard b

    I’m a Latino man I totally agree with Stacey. Blacks are very well represented in Hollywood yet no nominations. Maybe they just didn’t make the final cut. Besides there are other areas we minorities can shine other than entertainment and sports. I’m in pre-med. I never expected anything from the filthy Hollywood elite.

  • Nehemiah Beachem

    I think that it’s funny will smiths wife and spike lee are on some I’m not watching…Well first of all to me will smith did his best acting in Fresh -prince of Belair since then I don’t think that he can act well enough to get an award…And spike lee his movies are so low budget he should just sit back and watch others get they’re awards any how…ijs lol

  • Toya Thomas

    Well he did pretty well in ” Enemy of the State.

  • Dana Jones

    Let me just say this: The only reason there is no White History month is that there has always been White History YEAR. What our kids are taught in every grade level, all year long, is White History. Setting aside a few measly weeks a year for our own people isn’t too much to ask, nor is it segregation. If WE don’t educate ourselves, and celebrate our accomplishments and contributions, who on Earth will?

  • Hay NonnyMoose

    For fifty years, we have catered to you. Not only have you been jumped to the head of the line, we’ve lowered requirements so you get in. We paid for everything you want. And we’ve felt guilty about sh!t that happened 100 years before we were born.

    Know what? We are tired of it all. Negro Fatigue is a real thing. Time for you to grow up and start taking care of yourselves. Fix your own damm culture. Or not. I don’t really care anymore.

  • Dana Jones

    What!? To whom have u catered? Lowered standards? Are u kidding me?! Are u calling Black people idiots? I have a college degree. I’m a writer/artist. I am a proud mom and mentor. I can’t recall anyone catering to me. I pay taxes like everyone else. I pay bills like everyone else. I wish I could say I’m surprised by your comment, but no. Hate and ignorance are real. I just pray for u. God bless.

  • Hay NonnyMoose

    Were “u” an Affirmative Action student? Maybe and maybe not, but many if not most are. You may be an intelligent, productive person. Many of your race are. But many are the recipient of the advantage of lowered standards and AA. In many urban schools, there are new rules requiring that unruly black children not be held responsible for their actions. Black children, specifically.

    If I were you, I’d be furious at the racism of low expectations. I’d be embarrassed that my culture was letting itself down.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Cited sources are cool. Got any?

  • jjreddoo

    You don’t want to see his source citation. I’ll give you a hint; it’s dark and smells like anus.

  • jjreddoo

    That’s a load of racist BS. We are all a little dumber for reading your comments. Please remove yourself from the gene pool.

  • Dana Jones

    That’s where u are dead wrong. Blacks are not being “given” anything. Laws were finally passed that allows us to have what we deserve, what we work for. It is not charity from Whites for Blacks to finally have an education, or decent living wages, or places to live. That is our right as much as it is anyone else’s. Those are not GIFTS!

  • Shaun Evans

    Don’t waste your time with morons who don’t even have the courage to use their own names. Cowards don’t deserve your attention or your response.

  • David

    How about pay those reparations that were promised and we call it even?

  • Hay NonnyMoose

    You mean to say that if we just give each of you some (more) money, the we can be done with set-asides, Affirmative Action, double-standards, quotas, lowered requirements and all the other actions taken for black people? We can stop funding your abortions and your baby mommas? We can stop throwing good money after bad in the inner city? Then you’ll self-segregate and quit demanding more stuff from us? You’ll keep your crime in your own hoods and only burn your own CVS stores? That you’ll stop demanding that the police look the other way when the perps are black? That Sharpton will shut the phuque up? That Obama will finally go away?

    Sounds like a deal to me. Please submit the documentation that shows you are a freed slave, and we’ll make a deal.

  • Dana Jones

    Really? Last I checked, we are still grossly a minority. That means that most of welfare goes to Whites, Whites have to be committing most of the crime, having the most babies ( wanted or not), most of the murderous cops have to be White, and so forth. There aren’t enough of us for u to make that ridiculous comment stick. That would imply that most things in America revolve around Blacks, and Whites will never ever allow that to happen, will ya?

  • David

    I’ve never received any money from the government nor have I or anyone else received what the government stated was owed to us. I see you’re a troll.

  • jjreddoo

    Save it for your Klan rally, Grand Dragon.

  • Norm Weaver

    Dana, you just stated what the problem REALLY is….”What our kids are taught in every grade level, all year long, is White History.” That’s where we need to focus our energies. That is where change needs to be made to reflect true history. Further segregation is NOT the answer, for anyone.

  • jjreddoo

    To be fair, you can’t discuss white history without discussing all the other peoples getting trampled over.

  • Jeff Johnson

    The education curriculum must have changed significantly. In the 70s, before black history month, even in the South we were taught about black contributions to the history of the US. Booker T was one of my favorites. I think black segregationist actions have helped undo some of Dr King’s efforts.

  • Dave

    I can see outrage over not having a diverse movie industry. What I can’t see is being outraged because you feel the reason you didn’t get an award is because of the color of your skin and feeling entitled when other actors might have actually been better in their role.

  • jjreddoo

    Well it’s a balancing act between petty pride and systematic bias.

  • Dana Jones

    And No I am not in any way racist. I love people period. We should all be included, simple as that.

  • jjreddoo

    When you have to begin a sentence “And No I am not in any way racist.” it’s time to rethink your life.

  • Dana Jones

    I began my sentence that way because, as u just did, the people involved in this debate pick apart everything said, hone in a few words taken out of context, and use it against the speaker. Thanks for making my point.

  • jjreddoo

    OK, but you forgot to begin your reply by reminding us that you aren’t a racist but. . .

  • wrwhri

    I agree with everything she said except that I believe the expression “people of color” also needs to be removed from the American vocabulary forever.

    Sadly, liberal Fascism is a growing trend in the United States. The expression “people of color” is a fascist expression because it originates from the belief that only “white” humans are racially pure; that’s why the racially mixed are also tagged with the label, “people of color.” Additionally, why label all Latin Americans, “people of color” and “brown?” How are Hollywood Jews buying into the argument that no Latin American of European heritage is pure enough to be labeled, “white?” After all, it’s precisely the belief that Jews are not racially pure (no matter how blond and blue eyed they were) that was the bedrock of the non Aryan status for Jews. And what about the Spanish? Are we as a nation actually saying that the Spanish are not “white”enough, not European enough? God help us, what type of liberal Fascism are Americans buying into these days?

  • Dana Jones

    It has nothing to do with purity. U are either White, or u have a different color. No one is “pure”.

  • wrwhri

    What? You do know that the word, “white” is a metaphor, right? Also, you do know that in color theory white and black are tones not color, right? You do know that in light theory white is the inclusion of all color and black is the exclusion of all color, right?

    Also, I said this below but I guess I have to say it here to you as well (my apologies to everyone for being repetitive). You do understand that there actually and scientifically is no such thing as race, right? That all the characteristics attributed to race is only cosmetic, right? That human skin comes only in tones of the same yellow color, right? That any type of ruddiness in all the tones of human skin is caused by the blood vessels under the skin, right?

  • Dana Jones

    Science has ZERO to do with this discussion. I’m an artist, and I can probably teach u a hell of a lot more about color theory than u can teach me. This is about human nature, and exclusion. Certain groups believe they are superior, and they hate outsiders. Therefore, people of color, in this instance, are all the groups that lie outside the accepted ones. Hatred exists among all races, all over the world. It’s crazy, and unfounded. Some hate over a look, some religion, some sexual preference…whatever. None of us are “pure” anything, and no one is superior.

  • inkjob

    You can’t really be liberal and Fascist. Since fascism is an exclusion principle it is literally at odds with liberalism which is an inclusion principle. Asking us to stop using “people of color” is a breaking of tradition which makes it a liberal concept. It is also a stance of political correctness, another act of liberalism.

  • wrwhri

    He is how, the only people who are said to be pure are caucasian, thus all racial groups are called “colored.” Just like Aryans…now do you get it? I am not sure what you are saying in your second sentence. People of color is by no means politically correct, in fact, back in the day it was seen as down right racist.

  • Hay NonnyMoose

    They have already chosen. They want segregation; they want everything we have but they want to keep us out. And they’d very much like for us to continue paying for it for them.

  • David

    Paying what, reparations?

  • jjreddoo

    Save it for your next Klan rally.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    “Maybe some of you remember being a kid and jokingly saying to your parents “why isn’t there a kid’s day like mother’s & father’s day?” And having your parents answer “because EVERY day is kid’s day”. It’s just like that, Stacey. What a stupid twit. In other words, perfect for Fox News.”

  • Dana Jones

    Exactly

  • Norm Weaver

    So we only appreciate our mother’s and fathers’ on their respective day? Really?

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    I don’t think blacks only feel appreciated during Black History month. I think you missed the point being made there. I’m just the messenger. Don’t shoot.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    Who are you messenging for? You say that a lot.

  • SoTiredOfAllOfThem

    It’s always (as it always is) about blaming someone else for your problems, lack of talent, lack of money, lack of education. We don’t pull the race card, African Americans do. Every time something doesn’t go their way, here we go again. Race Race Race. Enough already. Stand up, Man up, Grow up, whatever you want to call it. We are all Americans and you gotta have the talent in something to be recognized. Stop using Race as your entitlement.

  • Dana Jones

    Race is where it all began. Blacks have skill and talent, but NOT the same opportunities as Whites.

  • jjreddoo

    Save it for your next Klan rally.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    But its what white people do too though. This forum is full of non black people blaming the black community at large for all the ills of white society. To that I say stop using Race as the reason why blacks should be mistreated. I don’t buy into the Oscars are racist any more than I buy into BET is racist. BET only exists because MTV refused to play “black music”. They wouldn’t even play Micheal Jackson until 1982. Come on…According to a Billboard Magazine article, “MTV has consistently said it is its policy to play only rock.” CLEARLY black musicians have been rocking out since BB King, James Brown, Bo Diddley, Funkadelic, Little Richard, I need not continue. BET is the child of that missing outlet. The bell can’t be unrung. Why should they go away now that white people have decided its racist after the fact that they opened because the only music video channel in existence refused to play black music? We were supposed to just not see black music (arguably some of the best music that has ever come out of this countryu) on tv?

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Warning. You won’t understand this comment unless you’re a Hip Hop music video fan. LOL “She ain’t been the same since Kanye dropped her off at the airport…”

  • Skiddle DeDe

    so explain it then….

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Sigh. I’ll try, but I’m sure it will go right over your head. The “joke” refers to a music video by Kanye West where Stacey plays his love interest. The opening scene shows her being dropped off at the airport. The “joke” compares Stacey airport exit as synonymous with her exit from the black community at large. It’s ridiculous, but an entertaining notion to enough people. Here’s the video if you care to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kyWDhB_QeI

  • Don

    Stacey, read up on the early history of MTV. Then you will understand why there is a BET.

  • gregory

    I think white people want black people to hide the fact they are black(history repeating) but they will always see it and have premonitions about it. I also think that some black people like Ms. Dash wants to hide the fact they are black. African Americans/ Black Americans are the only ethnic group whom are ridiculed and attempted to be denied their own culture. Asian Americans(of different customs), Mexican Americans, Irish Americans, Italian Americans etc etc. Irish bars, Mexican restaurants, Italian pizzerias push culture across the US, black people are constantly being told of late that we should not have any.

  • Skiddle DeDe

    Why do you think Whites want Blacks to hide their color? How can you even do that? Not possible. How are you denied your culture? I don’t hear or see this happening. Examples?? What about Popeyes, Rap music, cajun? I have thought Ms Dash is right. We talk about desegregation, but continue to have segregated organizations as referenced above. How does that make sense or get us to the common goal of equality?

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Its possible. My great uncle looked white enough to pass so he did with his blonde hair, green eyes and fair skin. At the urging of family, he packed his sh#t and moved up north and cut links with the family to maintain the ruse never to be seen from or heard of again. Sad, but true and preferable during those times. I’m just saying. When people look white enough, they can most certainly hide their color when they think its to their benefit. Do you want to be treated like a black person? I’m guessing no. Why not?

  • MightyMjolnir

    Poor lady is dumber than a box of rocks smh… Do us all a favor and just be pretty sweetheart.

  • Lord_of_Lotion

    People are only upset by this because they know she’s right. If someone gave me an award or anything at all because of my skin color, I wouldn’t want it. I would be upset that I had not been judged on my merits. The truth is that blacks have had plenty of time and ample opportunity to pull themselves up by their boot straps. Raise your standards and work hard like everyone else, and you will have what everyone else has. This is America. Nothing is stopping you.

  • David

    Being considered 3/5’s of a man wasn’t that long ago.

  • Lord_of_Lotion

    It’s been 151 years.

  • gregory

    It has also been 45 years since Jim Crow and separate water fountain drinking but I supposed all those people whom embellished in those laws are dead and or have not passed on their behaviorism to their offspring.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    But, my mother went to “Coloreds Only” bathrooms. I’m only 38 >.>

  • Shanina Chenaux

    Yes, 151 since the 13 Amendment was ratified which supposedly “ended” slavery in the United States. We all know this was not the case. In actuality, it has only been 52 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed that supposedly “outlawed discrimination”…we know this to not be true also, based on the fact that additional legislature was signed in 1968 due in part to Dr. King being assassinated while still fighting for equal and just treatment of ALL people. Only someone of privilege would feel that all you have to do is work hard, and you can have…that only applies when the playing field is level and without prejudices. Black people have been working hard all our lives…sounds like you are buying into that propaganda that minority equates lazy. The playing field has not been equal ever in the history of everdom for blacks in this country, which is the main issue at hand.

  • Skiddle DeDe

    And, this would be true for women too. Women have been oppressed, and treated unequally until recently. There are all kinds of abuses and inequities. Not to diminish the subject of the conversation. There will always be someone who is not treated equally and fairly.

  • David

    Which isn’t long at all. That is 2-3 generations ago with that mindset. That mindset doesn’t disappear.

  • DJ

    Obama got most of his money from hollywood liberals? Uh, source please.

    And funny how she accidentally stumbled on the answer — the boycott is drawing attention to the imbalanced demographics of the Academy which likely causes inadvertent bias. I loved when she realized she was contradicting herself so she threw in the cliche “well we have a black president now so, there can’t actually be racism anymore.”

  • https://www.nicklitten.com/ Nick Litten

    I couldn’t agree more. American segregation will only dissipate when Americans decide to be *Americans* — not white americans, black americans, brown americans….

  • Dana Jones

    There will never come a time where people ignore their heritages, and disown their races. That said, people are just people to me, but we are ethnically different. That’s important to know, and celebrate.

  • Ryan

    Race is an illusion. Sure, people have history and prior culture but culture is constantly evolving and influencing/assimilating other cultures and history is always being made. People should be focusing on making the world a better place now and for the future and not so concerned about living in the past.

  • El Rey de la Muerte

    Race is an illusion.

    Are you saying that forensic science is just a load of crap?

  • Ryan

    There is often more similarity between “racial” groups than within genetically. There are variations between everyone. Skin color and common physical traits of “races” are just another variation. Most variations no one obsesses over like they do race. I don’t see why having a little more melanin in the skin is anything more than a descriptor of someone just as I would say they are tall and skinny or short and overweight.

  • El Rey de la Muerte

    But race isn’t all about physical traits, Mr. Globalist.

  • https://www.nicklitten.com/ Nick Litten

    Absolutely right Dana. History is important but it’s also important to remember that it’s *history*. It’s gone. It’s to be remembered, celebrated and reviled in equal portion. We, as a people, have hopefully evolved and moved on from the past (the good and the bad). I’m English, living and settled in the USA. My kids are born to an English Dad and an American Mum; they live here in the USA. I don’t identify them as Anglo-Americans – They are Americans, not red-coats 😉

    But… when they drink a cup of tea I do remind that’s the English blood in them LOL

  • Missy Norris

    I somewhat agree. I think that BET is important. Their does need to be content that is primarily Black and is more reflective of how Black experience life as an American. Most studios simply are not willing to develop such content & there is a simple justification, Black represent only 17% of the total population. So BET is necessary.

    I won’t object to Black history month if there is an Asian, Anglo, Latino, East Asian History month.

    Truth is that the explosion of award events Black or otherwise is all about money and mostly about celebrities trying to stay relevant.

  • Dana Jones

    Why object to Black History month anyway? Who does it harm? I need for my kids to learn about what their people have done, and are capable of. When they want the latest jeans, they should know who invented the cotton gin. They should know who fought in wars. They should know that they have what it takes to be successful. They will know that by seeing and learning about other people just like them doing great things. The schools don’t teach that during other months.

  • Ryan

    And they can’t look at other people to know that they can be successful? Why does it have to be black? There are plenty of asian, hispanic, etc. people who have succeeded. Race is an illusion. Maybe if you stop caring about it so much and just focused on being a HUMAN instead of some subtype of human (race) then it would open a lot more possibilities.

  • Jeff Johnson

    here’s a few more segregationist organizations….

    National Black Caucus
    Miss Black USA contest
    National Museum of African American History
    Black Issues Forum
    BET
    NAACP
    National Black Lawyers Association
    Black Voices on AOL
    National Urban League
    100 Black Men of America
    African American Speaker Bureau (AASB)
    Blacks In Government
    Black Culinarians Alliance
    Black Wall Street Merchants Association
    Black Women In Sisterhood For Action
    National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering
    National Action Network
    National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers
    National Association of Black Accountants
    National Association of Black Storytellers
    National Association of Blacks In Criminal Justice
    National Association of Market Developers
    National Black Child Development Institute
    National Great Blacks In Wax
    National Registry of Black Baby Names
    National Society of Black Engineers
    Rainbow Push Coalition
    LittleAfrica
    American Association of Blacks in Energy
    Assn for Study of African Amer Life & History
    African American Male Empowerment Summit
    Airport Minority Advisory Council
    Black Enterprise & AXA
    African American Women on Tour
    Assn for Improvement of Minorities in the IRS
    Black Enterprise/Bank of America Entre. Conf.
    Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Chal
    Black Women’s Network
    Congress of National Black Churches
    International Org. of Black Security Execs
    Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame
    Harvard Black Law Students Association
    Int’l. Black Buyers & Mfgs. Expo & Conference
    International Soc. on Hypertension in Blacks
    Black Psychiatrists of Amer
    Nat’l. African American Speakers Association
    Nat’l. Assn. of African American Studies
    Nat’l. Assn. of Black Journalists
    Nat’l. Assn. of Black Telecomm. Profs
    Nat’l. Assn. of Blacks in Criminal Justice
    Nat’l. Assn. of Negro Bus & Prof Women
    Nat’l. Alliance of Black School Educators
    Nat’l. Assn. of Black Accountants Inc
    Nat’l. Assn. of Black Scuba Divers
    Nat’l. Assn. of Black Women Entrepreneurs
    Nat’l. Assn. of Urban Bankers
    Nat’l. Assn. of Black College Broadcasters
    Nat’l. Assn. of Black Social Workers
    Nat’l. Assn. of Black-Owned Broadcasters
    Nat’l. Black Caucus of State Legislators
    Nat’l. Black MBA Association
    Nat’l. Brotherhood of Skiers
    Nat’l. Conference of Black Mayors
    Nat’l. Council of Negro Women
    Nat’l. Black Nurses Association
    Nat’l. Black Child Development Institute
    Nat’l. Black Flight Attendants of Amer.
    Nat’l. Black Police Association

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    We all know those arose out of a need for parallel institutions to the existing exclusionary white ones in direct response to active and lawful segregation laws and practices imposed by white American powers that were in place. Don’t pretend they sprung up in a vacuum. The fact that they still exist is what you find annoying, but they were born and bred out of need. at some point in this country’s history. No?

    That cat is already out of the bag. Why should they close their doors now? Why do you care? What are you doing to erase institutionalized racism? BTW, there are hundreds of white employees and staffers among these groups. Let us know once you’ve figured out where and what capacity they work.

  • http://my168project.com/ Matches Malone

    I’m allergic to cats.

  • gregory

    There are many other ethnic groups that have an multitude of organizations that support their cause. We are not the only culture in the U.S. that has a history month but yet we are always metaphorically getting “back lashes” and being told to forget who we are. I guess history repeats itself.

  • Kevin McBride

    I needed this directory, Thanks!

  • Tony Stephens

    She is correct. If someone proposed a “white history month” of white entertainment TV, there would be outrage/ It is a double standard.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and a Grandparents Day. Should children be outraged that there is no Children’s Day? Or should they be content that the world revolves around their needs every other day of the year? LOL

  • dantheshoeman

    And that double standard wouldn’t exist if white folks weren’t so full of themselves.

  • Skiddle DeDe

    Or is it, we wouldn’t have such a double standard if Black folks weren’t so full of themselves?

  • White boy

    Stereotyping

  • dantheshoeman

    In my long life as a white man, I have seen this attack on blacks for a long time and from a very early age. I am 54. I’m married to the prettiest and hottest black woman on the planet. Racism is not a sin of the past, though many white people think it is. “We’ve got a black president” they cheer as if it mystically and magically removed the racist gene from millions of Americans. Being married to my wife, I see it on a regular basis. On average, two or three times a week. I have a neighbor who has threatened my 13 year old stepson with his .22 rifle because he walks the 10 year old white girl down the street to school. He’s threatened to shoot my wife in the stomach and me in the private part because he says “There needs to be no more Obama’s” Before I owned my business I worked in many different neighborhoods. In one neighborhood that was predominantly black, I was told that I had to hire “more white people”. That’s what caused me to leave the corporate world and strike out on my own. Been doing that for 20 years now and can do what I want in hiring. The “black double standard” doesn’t exist. Their just trying to keep up. They shouldn’t have to kiss white ass to get there, like Ms Dash has been doing for a while now.

  • White boy

    Stereotyping again

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    So Stacey, does that mean you are going to give BET their check back? Don’t forget, you were on their hit show, “The Game” 2009-2011. IJS…

  • Daniel Silva

    You forgot to address her point.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    I didn’t. This thread has probably heard all it cares to hear from me on this topic. Scroll down if you have the stomach for it.

  • Jervis Ford

    Why should she give the check back? She worked for it didn’t she? If you don’t agree with your employer, would you work for free? And if you just wouldn’t work there, good luck finding that employer you always agree with.

  • leslie silk

    But earning it isn’t as popular as demanding it.

  • Jervis Ford

    Ok but did she demand her check? I don’t understand your point. Even if she did demand it, she earned it, so she had the right to demand it.

  • leslie silk

    I was agreeing with you in my sarcasm.

  • Jervis Ford

    I humbly apologize Leslie. I totally missed your sarcasm. LOL

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Calm yourself. Its called “tongue in cheek,” and “sarcasm,” for a reason.

  • Mike Smith

    Finally!! Someone gets it…

  • Michael Dean

    lol…uuuhm…no.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Bet you didn’t know…

    Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month is May
    National Hispanic American Heritage Month is Sept 15-Oct 15
    Native American Heritage Month is November
    African American History Month is February of course.
    That leaves 8 months for everyone else who wants a month to organize to get one I say. We can’t help it if African American history month is the most popular one…*Shrug*

  • White boy

    I think a majority would say who really cares about any history month. It don’t pay the bills.

  • Dewayne Smith

    In a perfect equal world your statements would be valid, but black folks are still fighting injustices and just saying we are equal is B.S. Look at how we are treated by the media, the police, politicians and the world. Until racism disappears completely let us be us, because when they look at you or me they still see black!!!

  • White boy

    The media has got your back brother believe me. Every one has to fight injustices. If there is a barrier bust through it.

  • leslie silk

    That is the conundrum you create – you demand to be recognized for your ‘blackness”,. but then condemn those who do. The moment you people begin to look INWARD for who you are instead of identifying with something as superficial as skin melanin – you will find peace.

  • Dewayne Smith

    In no way is melanin superficial. Be honest about. If it was we would’t even be having this discussion.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    To be honest at least 75% of it you create yourselves even you can’t deny that. The media has covered so much of the Black protests, police encounters, etc, however, did you hear about the Pastor in Indiana that buried his pregnant wife who was raped and killed by 2 black men? Tell the truth. Have you heard about this? I bet not.

  • God

    You say get rid of black history month but have absolutely no notion to change the lies taught about american history as a whole, which rooted the celebration of black history. There is no full truth taught about american history in these schools at all. You are very jaded and ridiculous.

  • White boy

    You mean to tell me a Black man did not invent the cotton gin.
    I don’t remember a lot of any history but I remember that. Their were a few white dudes that signed the declaration but I don’t know if all of them were white.

  • God

    If American history was taught complete, whole, and honest black history month would not have been a necessity to education American blacks about their culture and history from a reasonable perspective. Nothing you have said or done has empowered, educated or encouraged any person I have ever met in the black community. It’s about time you have a seat and rethink this.

  • Paul E. Freel

    Just like no one can make you happy, no one can empower you, both are something you must do yourself.

  • God

    Which is why children are receiving plastic surgery to alter features they deem unattractive.

    People need empowerment, why do you think religion was started?

  • Paul E. Freel

    I am not really sure how we got to plastic surgery, the key word in your reply is “children”. Children do not get plastic surgery to alter features. Parents allow this, be it because they have the same insecurities and are putting them on their children. We as parents must give our children the reinforcement, that it is okay to be who you are and not let others put them into categories. People can only make you feel bad about yourself, if you allow them. Blaming others for our circumstances only enables us to repeat the behavior.

  • HistoryBuff42

    Since we’re on the topic of children: have you ever noticed that children absorb what is going on around them? They are very good at observing what is happening. Now imagine that, as a child, your family tells you that you are important, that you are irreplaceable, and that you can change the world. They are giving positive reinforcement, and the child is confident.

    Now that same child enters the real world, where 95% of people in power are white, where our beauty standards favor Caucasian features, and where there is little representation from people who look like the child does. Can you see how, despite positive reinforcement and confidence, that can wear on you?

    For a lot of white people, this is really hard to imagine because you’ve never seen it. And like many others, if you haven’t personally witnessed it, it’s easy to dismiss.

    But just because your experience was different, or because you have had it good all your life, does not mean everyone else has. Join the real world and realize that your life experience is not the sum total of the American experience.

  • leslie silk

    I dunno, my mom was not “white” but she just naturally instilled in her children appreciation for who we are as individuals. But then she wasn’t one to follow trends at all.

  • Paul E. Freel

    Joining the real world means you also have to understand, whatever your children are taught at home is what they will become. You have the power as a parent to teach them what is possible. Every parent wants their children to have it better than they had it. If we tell our children they will fail because others will prevent them from succeeding, then our children will definitely live down to our expectations. Assuming someone has had good things all their life just because of who they are, that person is not living in the real world. I agree with you. We are all the sum total of our experiences, and those experiences are both good and bad. It is all in how you use those bad experiences to make your life better. Let no one keep you down.

  • Kevin McBride

    Well said!

  • Olu Aderibigbe

    True, but people, especially those who already have all the power, can hinder you, and render you powerless.
    Yes! if you are outstanding enough and Talented enough and Smart enough… You simply will not understand. Being African American in this country, and once you are seen as a threat, your life becomes like bootcamp, with the powers that be always in your face, calling you out on everything… that is, enough doesn’t exist…

  • Paul E. Freel

    Power over us is something we should never give to others. I can’t say I have experienced what you speak of, but I have managed people during my career, and I don’t care what you are, who you are, where you are from, what color you are, what religion you are, or how you talk, that’s not the way to judge (not really the right word) people. I look your actions, and whether you are responsible, willing to work, and want to learn. Everyone should have the opportunity, which isn’t always true. We are a society too wrapped up in what others think. Too many people demand respect, when respect is earned. I would gladly work with or for someone like you. Being African American in this country is far better than in 99% of other countries. That doesn’t make it right for the 1%.

  • HistoryBuff42

    I’m glad that you’re tolerant. I’m glad that you don’t judge people based on something other than character.

    But you have to realize that you live in a privileged world. And like it or not, it has been ingrained in many Americans to judge based on preconceived notions about race. In a perfect world, it wouldn’t matter. But we’re dealing with reality here.

  • Ymoore

    True and that’s exactly why Black History Month was created. African Americans needed to know about the African history we lost as a legacy of slavery and about our history here in America, which was not taught in schools, so we created Negro History Week, which became Black History Month and we observed it. The wider culture saw it and took it up, but it was created by and for Blacks to empower ourselves with self-knowledge. Kwanzaa has a similar history and purpose.

  • Black_N_Blessed

    Black History Month is not for Blacks. It’s for everyone else. Blacks live, and make Black history everyday.

  • Flano

    Also get rid of student loans for blacks only etc……I think blacks would have a better chance if they would be included instead of excluded…..What would happen if a TV channel started saying white only channel…You know how much this would stir up.

  • Olu Aderibigbe

    LOL. While she is quite stupid, and is not consistent even within the segment, I just feel like she is fighting to stay relevant.
    She is not the evil here. The evil is the fact that Fox news keeps bringing her on. I mean It’s like the folks that keep inviting the family embarrassment to functions, just so that the rest of you have a hard time holding your heads up high

  • Dorian Mode

    But a person this stupid don’t deserve our money, C’mon man she has never been relevant she’s had 2 movies that did not go straight to video. A Jada Picket Smith she is not.

  • Dana Jones

    I’m done with this debate. Stacy is both Black and Mexican, which in this country, is 2 strikes against her. She got lucky since Hollywood caters to good – looking people. That said, if she can’t identify with her own, her loss. We don’t need her help or encouragement. Good luck to all of u. This world is crazy as hell. God bless.

  • leslie silk

    Because being recognized by Hollywood is some kind of measure of success? Please, set your standards a bit higher.

  • Dana Jones

    No Leslie. I said she was lucky because she was able to make a living by acting. I didn’t say anything about recognition. She can’t act for real, but she looks good, so people wanna watch her. Trust that she won’t be up for any Oscars.

  • Flano

    History in schools need to stop. there is no reason to teach about slavery anymore. Maybe kids would understand better if not taught at all about history and let them decide if they need to learn history when they are adults and better understand it….Spend more time teaching kids math, science etc…..You know when you start teaching about slavery it makes it hard for the black kids in school and they are then treated different…..Just my opinion..We do not need to know where we came from but where we are going….All Blacks deserve an equal chance.

  • God

    If you do not understand where you came from, you can not go anywhere.
    This country was founded on lies, rape, sexual liberation, robbery and “freedom to practice christianity.”

    The problem is not teaching the children these truths the problem is letting them believe that they are the evils that created maintain and support these evils. That they are hopeless. Until they reach a age where they can choose to learn the truth. At this point many of them have already lost hope.

  • leslie silk

    What kind of nonsense is that? What happened PRIOR TO YOUR EXISTENCE does not define you AT ALL. You have free will! You are CHOOSING to live in a past you were not even a part of. Here’s an idea: Enjoy the here and now – ’cause that is where you are.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    I know that and you apparently know that, but the sad truth is, many of your peers don’t. As a result many white Americans by the millions are choosing to treat me and others like me as though we are still deserving of a past that none of us were even a part of as you said. As rose colored your outlook and suggestion, many black Americans are still suffering no thanks to just as many white people who choose to live in the past ideologically.

    How do you unring that bell? I don’t see how. It kind of just is what it is. How do you change the minds and hearts of those who are hellbent on mistreating others just because they can? Therein lies the solution.

    Unfortunately, they’ve been coaxed into hatred and scapegoating by the very media that is supposed to be reporting the truth. The truth is that corporate greed keeps ALL poor people in the dumps. Its not black people’s fault that poor whites are working hard and hardly have anything to show for it, yet many conservative media outlets spread that message like that tool Stacey Dash. If only blacks would assimilate, there would be no more problems. Except what blacks are doing is direct reaction to how the majority treats them and that’s with a general disdain and disregard and with fatigue. You’re tired of being “nice” and “politically correct,” whatever that means.

    Instead of inviting us in, we are shut out of your circles. Just curious, how many black people are you friends with and how man have you invited to your house to break bread with your family? Why or why not?

  • sandyatthebeach1

    Stop blaming Whites for EVERYTHING. You need to take SOME responsibility for where you are in life. It is such a cop out and easy to blames Whites when Blacks are responsible for themselves as well. Shit, we aren’t that powerful. Just ask your White husband…

  • http://northierthanthou.com/ northierthanthou.com

    What a remarkably explicit case for ignorance!

  • Black_N_Blessed

    The problem with your statement is that Science and math also have a history. How do you give credit where its due, for the advances in either discipline, if you don’t look at the history of man? EVERYTHING has a history. The only way your suggestion can work is that man is not given credit for his deciphering of the eternal laws of the universe.

  • Cicero Viscious

    I fail to see how not teaching history is good for anyone…nor how teaching about the existence of slavery makes life hard on black kids…anybody got stats on this?

  • marco polo

    All slaves didn’t have a story like the movie roots. Some slaves refused to leave white owned plantations because they had much better lives than they had before. Finding your roots on pbs tells many stories of wonderful treatment of slaves that white plantation owners left slaves everything and I mean everything. Some of the plantation owners children took the slaves to court and lost. These are the stories that blacks aren’t told. Keenan Wayans great grandfather was one of them. Also, he didn’t have a drop of DNA blood from Africa. His DNA is from Indonesia. Wanda Sykes never had family that were slaves. What most blacks think their ancestors lives were like, wasn’t reality at all. And most don’t want anyone talking about the first slave owners in the USA were black. It weakens the US verses THEM mentality that supposed to create shame for whites. Hence not wanting any white to defend his or herself in 2016 about not being racist..because if you’re white you’re racist automatically grouping and labelling an entire race like its 1822.

  • leslie silk

    The novel Roots by Alex Haley was plagiarized from “The African”. I would have to just assume that there surely was abuse involved in the slave trade – people abuse other people everyday – but I think this novel and movie planted a victim seed in the mind of the vulnerable blacks and has only stunted their progress.

  • HistoryBuff42

    “We do not need to know where we came from.” Ignoring how utterly ridiculous your argument is, lets make it equal then. You don’t want to talk about how Africans were considered property by white people, forced to work menial jobs in hazardous conditions, treated terribly and often arbitrarily punished? Fine. But then you can’t teach people about the American Revolution, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or the rise of industrial America.

    No history being taught is ridiculous. You just don’t want to talk about black history because you don’t find it important–i.e. why we NEED Black History Month.

  • Flano

    you are correct…No history at all…History can be taught later on maybe in High School only . this would give kids more time to mature and understand it…..I think Math , Science etc, things that will really help someone compete with China etc……Kids today are not smart enough. more time spent on math and science etc….would be better utilized…..By teaching history only in high school would give younger kids time to make great friendships black, white all races and not be judge. Kids can be bullies. I do know racism usually starts at home anyways.

  • GRACE KELLY HAS CLASS

    She is correct – AMERICANs need to to learn to BRAND themselves AMERICAN. Just AMERICAN. Like BRITONS are just BRITONS. Or Germans are Germans. BUT — the segregation DOES indeed stem from “white” side (the Caucasian breeds/races) — just get rid of “white” term and the rest will follow…

  • Black_N_Blessed

    How can Americans be just like Britons or Germans, in Britain or Germany? Those countries’ cultures are homogenous. Those ethnic groups make the rules in their own homelands, as they should. America was supposed to be different, a refuge from homogeny.

  • GRACE KELLY HAS CLASS

    I think you want to type #HEGEMONY love. America was never a refuge from ‘homogeny’– that’s not even a ‘thing’ init. :) The America’s were originally colonies of Aragon and later, us British! 😉 Then–USA spawned a new polyglot (better word) empire of mixed ethnicities. That’s what you want to express, I think.

  • Black_N_Blessed

    No, ‘homogenous’ is what I expressed and what I meant to express.

  • GRACE KELLY HAS CLASS

    theres nothing wrong with being homogenous. Nigerian Africans (at almost 200 MILLION pop) have achieved a magnificent ethnic brand. I know a born Brazilian who now proudly calls himself ‘Nigerian’ after becoming a Nigerian citizen. Very simple, really.

  • GRACE KELLY HAS CLASS

    My only point is: USA is not a refuge from homogeneity. Thats an abstract ideal. Those pilgrims weren’t that deep. They were too busy betraying Britain! :)

  • Kevin McBride

    Black Americans are not immigrants or refugees!

  • Black_N_Blessed

    I agree.

  • Black_N_Blessed

    I Agree.

  • Dan Anderson

    she is so fine…

  • Dan Anderson

    yes agree ..we all are the same .we are .brothers and sisters

  • maldoror

    Those who do not learn from human history are condemned to repeat it.

  • Ethan Erickson

    a very pretty lady! 😉

  • Brian G. Lowery

    100% correct. Stay strong.

  • siouxguy67

    What does who the liberal elite donate to politically have to do with how the award nominees are selected? I don’t get her connection there at all. If Black History month is done away with, does she also believe St. Patrick’s Day and Native American month should be abolished too? They weren’t set up to segregate. It’s a time to take notice of who these people are and celebrate their contributions to America and the rest of the world. I don’t agree with events like Miss Black America pageants or award shows for a specific group exclusively but there is nothing wrong with a category during awards shows to recognize their outstanding talents.

  • Cicero Viscious

    You’re so full of caca…St. Patty’s day does not concern Race…and yes, Native American month should be banned unless you and yours are willing to have the same type of months for all races. Only a racist gets to dictate which races deserve remembrance and which do not…
    And why do we need specialized categories in the first place? As soon as you segment based on race, gender, etc – you have just become prejudiced and any recognition associated with that segmentation is diminished. Further, your attempt to somehow state that this is an honorable thing to do is DOA as soon as you are unwilling to allow for the exact same “recognition” for those of the white race and specifically, all of the different ethnicities that make up the white race. You need to decide if you are a segregationist or and integrationist – but you certainly cannot be both…

  • siouxguy67

    My goodness you are a bossy one. A description for St. Patrick’s Day states…”The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.” The dictionary says race is…”1. a subdivision of mankind. 2. Any grouping of peoples according to geography, nation, etc.” The only thing DOA is your comment on St. Patty’s Day. I don’t know what all of ‘mine’ think about heritage months but I don’t have a problem with the concept of them and yes for all races. Considering Native American Heritage month was only started in 1990, I’d say we’ve had a relatively short period to get used to being recognized at all. Yes, we’ve had a great many things dictated to us. To us this certainly is no new concept.

    I’m not sure because I don’t like to assume and you haven’t made it clear, do you wish for all recognition to any human to be done away with? (you) ” As soon as you segment based on race, gender, etc – you have just become prejudiced and any recognition associated with that segmentation is diminished.” So there should not be any female entertainer of the year, or best male vocals, there should be no boys track teams or girls swimming teams, or no Boy Scouts?
    There was no attempt on my part to state that this is an honorable thing. I made it very clear I believe recognizing the good in people is honorable. What is dishonorable is assuming I am unwilling to allow for the exact same for all races. There is nothing in my post that would lead anyone to believe of me otherwise. If I could advise, please make suggestions instead of commands. I’ll decide what I need to decide, when I feel I need to decide. I have lived a very successful and fulfilling life thus far without your commands and I believe I will continue to do so.

  • Cicero Viscious

    Let me make it really really simple – why do blacks (and others) care if there was a proposition for a white history month? Why do blacks care if there is an association who’s only goal is advancing the causes of white persons?

    Here’s a hint – it shouldn’t matter. I can go back in time and find plenty of examples of whites being subjugated by other peoples – so then do I state endlessly that the descendants of the subjugators should feel guilty and shame for who their ancestors were and what they possibly did? Equality is equality – period. I’m fine with St. Patty’s Day, Martin Luther King’s BDay, etc…etc…etc…what I’m not fine with is saying that because some blacks did not act well enough to deserve an Oscar nomination, that means we’re back in Jim Crow. I will agree that “Beast of No Nation” and Idris Elba not being nominated appears to be a HUGE OVERSIGHT – but frankly, I’ve not seen the film so I cannot judge for sure. That said, it is hard for me to imagine Elba not putting up an Oscar worthy performance – he’s one of the best actors of any time – not just currently. However, does it mean we’ve returned to the pre Civil War era? Hardly…

    It’s not acceptable for people to assume, prior to any investigation even starting, that when a black dies at the hand of a white, it’s automatic racism. It’s not OK for the black community to seemingly not care nearly as much when a black is killed by a black or to be completely ambivalent if a white is killed by a black. And it’s beyond the pale to say we need black history month when the very group who is being honored will not allow the same for ALL OTHER RACES.

    Answer all this and you get the point…Golden Rule trumps all…

  • Kevin McBride

    “Only a racist gets to dictate which races deserve remembrance and which do not…” Isn’t this determined by a majority vote of the U.S. Congress?

    “You need to decide if you are a segregationist or and integrationist – but you certainly cannot be both…” If I recall, my ancestors, from that continent you named Africa, were home minding there own business. I am neither.

  • Cicero Viscious

    Regardless of who actually passes any given law respecting any period of remembrance or holiday, i am speaking to the masses of people who take a given position. You write as if you’re somewhat intelligent so I suspect you’re intending to deflect and distract rather than take the issue head-on…I have no time for the former and let me know when interested in the latter…

  • leslie silk

    Do you know what arbitrary means?

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Too many non blacks like to say, “Why don’t they just get over it?” The problem with that is that they don’t even know what the “it” actually is. Unless you know what the “it” is, don’t even ask the question.

  • leslie silk

    Whatever “it” is – is no one else’s problem but your own. Attention-seeking stems from low self esteem. These race – focused people are impossible – they demand attention for their skin color – but then call you “racist” if you do. How about helping the less fortunate around your communities instead of focusing so much on your selves. Insane asylums are FULL of people who do that.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    What are the Oscars if not an exercise in attention seeking?

  • Jervis Ford

    The very pretty lady echoes my exact sentiments. #Whatstacysaysmatters

  • Truth Hurts

    Stacy Dash’s Employers:

    Roger Ailes, CEO Fox News,
    Jim Gianopulos, CEO Fox Entertainment Group
    Chase Carey EVC, 21st Century Fox
    James Murdoch, CEO 21st Century Fox
    Rupert Murdoch, CEO News Corp
    Lachlan Murdoch, ECC News Corp

  • Dorian Mode

    What ever you do don’t buy this assholes book, if we stop supporting her sell out bull shit maybe she’ll go away, and then she will really get down off of her high horse.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    Wow are you trying to say she is selling out because she has money and celebrity? Also, are you saying blacks are not intelligent enough to understand. There are soo many black celebrities that dis white people, so, I don’t give them my money or time!

  • Dorian Mode

    You’re opinion is cool with me. I never asked for anything anyway, Just that she won’t be getting any of my money, and a lot of other’s peoples money anytime soon.

  • Cicero Viscious

    STAND STRONG MS. DASH – Most liberals are completely off the rails and have been for several years now. COMPLAIN COMPLAIN COMPLAIN is all we hear from the left and I applaud you for saying what is 1-billion percent correct. Note that nobody has an intelligent response to your common sense rhetoric. They just parrot stats which are BS because stats do not illustrate what the proper level should be nor what the desired level is – stats only show what has already occurred – PERIOD – a very simple yet important missed by almost all on the left. The black community has been 100% completely fine with having this double-standard and the time for it to stop is now. Imagine the outcry if we had the Nat’l Assn for Adv. of WHITE PEOPLE – the riots would never stop. Yes white people have done bad things – so have blacks. Yes white people engaged in slavery and genocide – so have blacks – go to Africa or read the history books – the info is there. And yes, white people have been complicit at times in not doing enough to make this a better world – guess what, so have blacks. There’s tons of blame to share but the black community is only interested in making this a white issue. We’re all human – we’re all American – and we’re all citizens of Earth – and we need to quit bitching, we need to ignore race and gender, and focus on working together to make a better world…

  • God

    The validity of your point was completely lost with “Nat’l Assn for Adv. of WHITE PEOPLE”.
    When the NAACP was created in 1909 before black men and women could even vote with out persecution.

    What oppression would root the beginning of a NAAWP?

    What has black American done to White Americans; besides beg for acceptance , except racism, and “forgive” silently?

    The only thing Black people are guilty of is making due whether, at home, school, work, court, even in our own communities.

  • leslie silk

    When are you people ever going to stop living out of your skin and just enjoy your lives?

  • HistoryBuff42

    Listen, I’m not here to argue endlessly. But I’m seeing a lot of ignorance and ingrained racism here on this post, and it worries me because I presume everyone here has the right to vote.

    And I don’t want these people choosing who leads the country.

  • Kevin McBride

    “When are you people” ever going to stop living out of fear and just accept the truth and acknowledge who you truly are? Once you accept the truth and take action for change, then you will be free to enjoy your lives.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    Yes, black people are perfect little Angels and white people are evil I tell you, just evil. Whites can’t do everything for you, you have to help yourselves too. Living in the past and treating us like shite won’t get you there. We are not better than you and you are no better than us…

  • HistoryBuff42

    I won’t quote any statistics–they often confuse the issue. If you notice, the BET Awards and Black History Month are in AMERICA, dealing with AMERICANS. Bringing up African or world history is like mentioning that sometimes snow can get really bad when you’re discussing what to eat for dinner; i.e. it just doesn’t have any input on your argument.

    Now, as for this supposed “double standard”, I’d like to know when white people have ever had a disadvantage here in America? Not specific instances, or a case here and there, but regular, systematized disadvantages. When segregation was strong, whites weren’t excluded, blacks were. When blacks couldn’t vote, it was because white people wouldn’t let them. White people have never had serious disadvantages in this country because they’ve always been in power. The banks, governments, influential organizations–predominantly white. So how can celebrating and acknowledging what DOESN’T get talked about be a double standard?

  • Rasheda Gramm

    Awesome points

  • Kevin McBride

    You already have a NAAWP, it’s called the KKK. Your comparison of blacks and whites doing bad things is outrageous. “Yes, white people engaged in slavery and genocide – so have blacks”…first, people who are citizens of Africa do not consider themselves as black. So, if you are referring to African Americans, I will agree they were also slave owners, but did not participate in the atrocities committed by whites. Yes, prisoners of tribal warfare were sold to Americans and Europeans during the slave trade. There definition of servitude and slavery were two different things. So your comparison again is very ill served. Bottom line, our sweet America would not be the country that it is today if it was not for those slaves. The institutions created then to keep those slaves in there place still exist today, so we should stop bitching and just ignore reality?!? When ALL Americans accept the TRUTH and focus on working for CHANGE, then we can make a better world…

  • Cicero Viscious

    First off, I will refer to blacks as African-American when the black community starts to refer to whites as INSERT_CONTINENT_HERE Americans – again, no chance you get it both ways. Golden Rule always applies – you treat others as you wish to be treated.
    Second, your attempt to avoid the obvious parity of horrific actions committed by all races and especially whites and blacks is disingenuous from the outset. Any given act is not made more or less horrible by the perpetrator’s origin or skin color. Blacks are not less injured or dead when harmed or killed by another black. No institution of oppression and subjugation is made less so by being orchestrated by a regime of black leadership. Slavery, murder, oppression, et al are all demons which spring from the same well of evil – namely the dark side of humanity. We’ve seen it throughout recorded time and I fear it will be with us for a while – and it has no regard for someone’s skin color.
    As for KKK being at par with the NAACP – not really sure I would see it that way – I have far too much respect for the NAACP – so maybe try again cuz’ you failed hard there.
    As I’ve said endlessly and will until the day I leave this life, I refuse to allow the black community to endlessly shame the white people for the crimes of our proverbial father. We have made massive inroads and will continue to do so despite what many like you believe. Equality is equality – period. Once you accept that, your life and mine as well will be far better…

  • Allen2013

    Ha!! BET is no longer run by blacks after it was sold for $3 billion to Viacom. Suck it, BLM!!!

  • Sixties_Regurgitated

    With your comment, it sounds like you are attempting to be a Black Sarah Palin

  • marco polo

    And it sounds like you’re trying to strip her of her opinion. She is entitled to an opinion.

  • God

    I’m not trying to do anything, I state facts.

    Her opinion is hers and unwavering, and that’s cool.
    But this comment section is here to discuss that opinion.

    Wrong, right, stupid, or stupid.

  • God

    She comes from a place of privilege.
    That coupled with her choice of words, you can tell she has absolute no grasp on reality.

    I face racism everyday, 97% of it is subtle.
    Keep in mind I live in New York City, the world’s melting pot.

  • The Man That You Fear

    You should listen to what she says then as she’s trying to eradicate racism. No “Black History Month”, no “White History Month”.

    We’re all human beings, no matter what colour of our skin.

  • God

    You CAN NOT eradicate anything by forcing a group of people to be silent. NOTHING she said AT ALL was worth a listen.

    Instead her focus should be education reform, making so that there isn’t a need for a black history month rather then jumping out of the window with the idea that it is not necessary because, IT IS.

  • leslie silk

    It is beyond obvious that many blacks are and have been struggling with an identity crisis. I promise you the only real solution to the perceived crisis is to love yourself – be kind to yourself and to others. no amount of outward recognition will satisfy.

  • God

    Where do you see a lack of identity?
    Even with absolutely nothing (which is what we began with) blacks as a whole created our own idenity. Us having our own identity is why we are here, it is why we are being deemed as separatist.

    What indication do you have, where’s the resources, the sound examples?

    Do you just write to see your photo come up?

  • leslie silk

    If there was not an identity crisis within this black community, there would not be these demands for separate consideration. America is our home – it is a melting pot – we are all AMERICANS. That is our national identity – NOT our ancestral heritages and races. The more you focus on how you are separate and different from everyone else – the more that will become your reality. I see nothing at all wrong with appreciating and celebrating the body you currently dwell in – but the perceived differences only serve to divide us – and will only keep you in the bondage of an identity crisis.

  • Kevin McBride

    African Americans do not demand anything, but we do command respect. This is what this discussion is all about. Parts of our society do not recognize or respect that obviously. If I recall, parts of our society demanded separate and not equal. But we are suppose to forget our story and accept HIS-STORY?!? I know America is my home because I sacrificed 10 years of my life serving this country so YOU may have freedom. We did not ask to be separate. We are not immigrants! We are not a minority! Parts of our country created laws to force separatism. We were forced to be different than “everyone else”. The reality is, certain members of our country created that reality. We did not. I celebrate and thank God who I am every morning I wake up and proud of it!
    Your mask and perceived confidence shows your true fear.
    The reality is, African Americans no longer accept the bullshit that has been handed to us for hundreds of years. The shift has happened and we are now awake. We are out of the matrix.

  • P-1

    What part of Africa were you born in ?

  • leslie silk

    We all start at the same place honey – birth. Whatever happened in the distant past has absolutely nothing to do with who you are spiritually. You are simply choosing to claim ties with what no longer exists.

  • God

    You are not black, I assume.
    You obviously have the notion that racism was abolished.

    It is the past that dictates the present as well as the future.

    The past is when these things she wishes to expel were created.

    These ties exist and are present everywhere and everyday.

  • Jhonpaul Mcqueary

    thank you well said

  • yaya

    Thank you, at times this just sounds immature. Things appear to be going backward instead of forward. Poor me just because I am not white. Amen to the all black or latino channels and their ethnic awards. No whites there!

  • HistoryBuff42

    The whole reason for the BET awards is because African Americans don’t get other awards. It’s a way for them to celebrate the achievements they’ve made because otherwise they don’t generally get recognized. Black History Month was established so that African Americans wouldn’t get ignored by classrooms, because in general it is. You don’t want a Black History Month? Then make sure they don’t NEED one. Make sure that their stories get told REGULARLY. The reason these things exist is because African American stories and contributions are ignored by mass media and classrooms.

  • leslie silk

    Demanding awards?

  • HistoryBuff42

    Since I’m not really sure what you mean by that, let me answer the best way I know how. African Americans aren’t demanding awards, they are demanding that more movies are written with diverse roles, that the word they do gets recognized–in short, that they have the same opportunities as whites.

  • leslie silk

    How about living in reality instead of gaining an identity thru fantasy and fiction (Hollywood)? Here’s one better – how about instead of demanding attention, you just simply give someone in need attention? Problem solved.

  • HistoryBuff42

    I don’t quite understand why you seem to be so angry about this. You have your opinion, and I have mine–and this is where we discuss it rationally. I don’t consider you a bad person because of your views, and I hope you don’t consider me one.

    Now that that’s out of the way, nothing I’ve said – or that anyone’s said – implies that African Americans get their identity or reassurance through Hollywood. That’s ridiculous. The POINT is that, as a society, we don’t recognize the contributions from people of color. As a SOCIETY we don’t tell their stories. Because it’s institutional racism, individually giving someone attention is not going to fix it.

    Also–this isn’t being done for attention. This is because there is a societal lack of recognition for African Americans. However, if trivializing a large population’s daily challenges is how you get your kicks, then so be it.

  • leslie silk

    I’m not angry – just firm in my opinion. It does wear on you a bit after years and years of the same people demanding something unfeasible from a public. What they seek can only be found internally.

  • God

    The only thing I seek is not burying my black son at the age of 5 because he was deemed a threat.

  • HistoryBuff42

    I respect commitment to your ideals. I remain firm in my opinion that seeking for society to evolve into a more tolerant, inclusive, and open place is not to much to ask.

    It’s a lot easier to find internal peace when you don’t have many things against you.

  • leslie silk

    Without the duality of hardship – you can not know peace.

  • God

    Where? Where do you see demand?

    Because the implication was we didn’t receive them.
    And awards are SUPPOSED to be earned, and awarded to those deserving. Which wasn’t happening because blacks were not seen as equal, which is why an alternative was created.

  • The Man That You Fear

    We’re all human beings, no matter our skin colour. Just because no
    people of a darker skin tone weren’t nominated should make no difference
    whatsoever, the nominees clearly weren’t as good as the ones who were
    nominated in the eyes of the people who make those decisions. It’s clearly not a
    race thing, as people like Halle Berry and others have either won Oscars or have been nominated before. It’s political correctness gone mad once again.

    In the UK (where I live), if you have a company of a certain size you have to
    hire what is essentially a “quota” of ethnic minorities, which is
    utterly ridiculous. Why should you have to employ someone (black, as an ethnic minority for example) who may be
    less qualified than someone else (white for example) based simply on their race/skin colour rather than their qualifications?
    Surely that is racism if you’re required to hire someone black who is less qualified than someone white? (and i’m well aware there can be many black people more qualified than white people, i’m just using it as an example of ethnic minorities)
    I personally don’t care if I owned a company full of people with purple skin as long as they’re able to do their job.

  • God

    So tell me since 1929 the year the first Oscar award show was aired, that only 44 black americans were talented enough in their roles to win an oscar.

    Lol, cute.

  • The Man That You Fear

    As I said, “The nominees clearly weren’t as good as the ones who were nominated in the eyes of the people who make those decisions.”
    If for example there are 10 actors in contention, eight of them are white and two of them are black should the two black actors suddenly be given priority over the other eight simply because of their skin colour? Of course not. I couldn’t give two shits if all ten nominees were black as long as they deserve it based upon their actual ability.

    As for years, I think we can both agree that as a society we have come a looong way since the 1920’s. Yes, there was most definitely racism way back when, and unfortunately it still goes on today (both ways), but to say that one year in 2015/2016 is racist because there are no black nominees is ridiculous – in my opinion.

  • God

    At what point did I say that blacks should have priority over anyone especially because of skin color?

    What I am pointing out is that in 90 years only 44 black americans have won an oscar.

    Which indeed pokes at “the people who make those decisions.” Which has been not only bias but not so inclusive.

    To say “The nominees clearly weren’t as good as the ones who were nominated in the eyes of the people who make those decisions.”

    Makes you right,

    but also say without directly acknowledging those preset prejudices is just ridiculous.

    “I think we can both agree that as a society we have come a looong way since the 1920’s. Yes, there was most definitely racism way back when, and unfortunately it still goes on today (both ways), but to say that one year in 2015/2016 is racist because there are no black nominees is ridiculous”

    Sad when you realize it’s 2016 and the world has not changed… Much..

  • Ross Gage

    You don’t need to say blacks should have priority. You all imply it in every comment you make. If a reward means that much to you then you are the one with the problem. There are hard working people of all color all over the country that bust their ass everyday and get no rewards. Tell ya what, instead of hiding behind a fake persona like a pussy, if you have something to say then you should have no problem saying it as YOU. You are part of a crowd that saw race relations improving in this country and you hate it. You will not be able to cry for special attention and get free stuff unless you do. You are a special breed of stupid but fortunately MOST of the black population does not agree with you or even give you credibility.

  • HistoryBuff42

    I’m sorry, but did you say race relations are improving?? If so, I’d like to know what news you’re watching because you live in a very nice fantasy that I’d like to get in on.

    Race relations are at their most tense since the 60s–my dad lived in Georgia from 1965-1968 and he said the atmosphere now is the same as it was then.

    Again (and again and again and again, I’ll sing it from the roofs if that’s what it’d take to get you to listen) African Americans want to be given the same opportunities as whites do, not special ones, not different ones, the SAME. They do not get treated equally, and if you think that the reason they don’t is because of their attitude then it’s clear that racism is strongly ingrained.

  • Ross Gage

    LMFAO!!!!!! Disgruntled blacks crack me up!!! Ya, you know what? I lived through the watts riots where black people once again burned down their own community. Start acting like evolved humans and maybe people will treat you that way. Blacks never look at what they are doing, they just do what they want and then act like a victim when it is not accepted in the society they live in. Maybe instead of blaming everyone else for your problems you start looking at your own community’s for a change. No one respects a race that doesn’t respect themselves or anyone else around them.

  • HistoryBuff42

    Um, I’m white dude. So I’m not really sure what your point is.

    In short, things are not good. Both sides have acted badly. I’m not trying to rehash America’s history, I was trying to make a point. You’re not going to see my point and I’m not going to see yours.

  • Tom Tina Johnson

    ok tax breaks for companies who hire minorities is not raciest reverse racism is strong in this country being one of the few that is not one of color or gender I don’t know how I can be a majority

  • leslie silk

    It is your self-centered views that are stagnant – the rest of society has moved on ahead of you.

  • leslie silk

    And calling yourself “God” pretty much exposes some deeper issues.

  • Kevin McBride

    I must correct the record. In 90 years only 15 African Americans have won an Oscar. Five (5) for Lead roles and ten (10) for Supporting roles. There has been over a hundred nominations for the range of different categories. The point is, there are many years between nominations and wins. The first was Hattie McDaniels, she won in 1939. The next was Sidney Portier in 1963, 24 years later. The next win for Leading Actor and Actress, was 2001 for Denzel Washington and Halle Berry. I must acknowledge the other 17 winners in the various other categories, best score, writer, etc.

  • Tom Tina Johnson

    how many whites have won A BET award “that is racism plain and simple”

  • Filly Gilly

    Where are you getting your facts from? Discrimination of any type in the UK is illegal and that includes positive discrimination. Yes, if you have a very large company with no diversity at all in a place like London which is ethnically diverse, it does of course look dodgy if everyone is white. If the same was found in yorkshire, no one will force you to employ a minority group just because.

  • Filly Gilly

    Add to that – even if you have an all white workforce in London, no-one will force you to employ a minority quota. On another note, I think most minorities (including myself) would rather have a job based on merit. I’ve worked with great people throughout my carer and would hate work with someone who feels ‘forced’ to take them on or to know I was only given a job for the colour of my skin!

  • HistoryBuff42

    No people of color were nominated because they weren’t chosen for quality movies, and the movies they were in aren’t recognized as being worthwhile. You’re right, it SHOULD make no difference as to their skin color, but the sad fact is that it DOES. Just because other African Americans have won in the past doesn’t mean we’ve solved the issue.

  • leslie silk

    Good grief.

  • W.H.

    Stacey’s comments are based on America being fair to all and in that context makes perfect sense. America is fair but the people in control of her is not. The reality is BET and Black History are needed as confidence builders for African Americans. She wouldn’t even be in a position where she is if it weren’t for people like Ida B. Wells, Rosa Parks etc, brave people who have died so she could have her success. We can’t forget those sacrifices, that’s crazy! Going back in history after the Civil War, America had the opportunity to completely wipe out racism in the South after victory by destroying Confederates and their vicious hate. Senator Charles Sumner who was a true American wanted to do just that, but the U.S. government chose to let them regain power in the political arena and thrive in their communities to the horror of the former slaves, even after 620,000 deaths of their own sons killed. What an amazing bond whites have with one another to actually kill each other and then break bread the next day. Blacks were left out of this love bond and things have not changed much since. Stacey may think she’s included in that love bond but if things got down and dirty with blacks and whites she would be in for a rude awakening.

  • God

    No diggity.

  • leslie silk

    Well, if Hollywood is what you rely upon to build confidence within your perceived community, then no wonder you are in the shape you’re in. Certainly nothing to aspire to. BTW – an overwhelming number of non-black people (the majority of them white) came together in favor of racial equality and set it in motion. Currently at 13% of the population, blacks commit just less than half of all violent crime in this country. Not flattering statistics there. When the “black community” can get its act together, gain some self-respect by doing it the old fashioned unpopular way – self-discipline and consistent hard work – positive recognition will then come naturally.

  • Delsin Rowe

    I’ve never understood racism going back to when I was a child. I’m a white male and I grew up in a predominantly black/hispanic neighborhood. As a white teenager, I’ve been jumped and attacked on my way home from school. I specifically remember one day in 6th grade, when I asked why I was being singled out, I was told “Because you’re white” before they ripped me off my bike, roughed me up and stole it. And even through it all, I never understood why people have a hatred for a race that isn’t their own. I don’t blame an entire race for what I went through, only the individuals.

    I do agree with Ms. Dash here, as I myself have wondered about the double standard with things such as BET. I don’t watch it and it doesn’t bother me that it’s around, but I have often wondered if there weren’t things like that around to segregate us, maybe we would be looked at as one in the same more often. Because that’s what we are.

    I feel terrible for people who have to experience racism as I’ve experienced it myself, numerous times, and it’s a horrible feeling.

  • kofybean

    Humor me. What exactly would a White Entertainment Television station play?

    Like, throw out some shows or songs that maybe this type of niche station could play and highlight to the nation, and give some exposure? You’re right, double standards are bad.

    Maybe we can talk about black award shows too? What artist do you think could benefit if we could have such a thing as a “white award show”? Do you think maybe white actors could have a platform to showcase their talents if we made things equal and had a white award show… somehow?

  • Delsin Rowe

    Pretty sure you have humored yourself enough already.

  • http://www.thecityofkothos.com Von Bailey

    “What exactly would a White Entertainment Television station play?”

    Lawrence Welk

  • touchofsilk56

    Stacey ass I meant dash can’t speak for blacks because she doesn’t think she’s black. She is what would be called a house ni##er that couldn’t survive out in the field picking cotton.She couldn’t survive in the real world of the black struggle.

  • Ross Gage

    Thank you for once again proving blacks are their own worst enemy……..LOL. Your ignorance apparently holds no bounds. :)

  • Rob Segreti

    Well, aren’t you a sad sack of s***!!

  • leslie silk

    She just doesn’t speak for racist blacks.

  • howiehandles

    How much cotton have you picked? Seems a segment of the black community spends more time bringing down their own race, or bitching about what they’re entitled to, instead of working for it.

  • leslie silk

    And they wonder why people don’t want to see their movies.

  • Black_N_Blessed

    Really Now? Why didn’t the white people, who brought Blacks to America to do their work, do their own work? Why have slaves if you value working for your own upkeep? Or is that only a work ethic for ‘others’ to live by? It seems to me that white people, the world over, are the ones who think that they are entitled to everyone else’s EVERYTHING. What’s the problem, Europe doesn’t have anything worth having, so Europeans want to take what everyone else has?

  • stewadan

    Stacey has really true sight on this and sees the world clearly for what it is. That’s a very rare trait. I would like to see her as president.

  • God

    lmaoooooooooooooooooooooo
    HA!

    Sarcasm so subtle I almost missed it.

  • stewadan

    It wasn’t sarcasm. I believe we deserve reparations 100%, but just because white actors got selected twice does not make them guilty of racism. I think if you listen to Stacey she says this, they may not be innocent but they’re not proven guilty either. Certainly a more diverse selection committee would allow for us to be more comfortable. That’s the way to truely see this and she said it straight.

  • jjreddoo

    Are we to believe that white people just happen to be naturally better actors? Or is it at all possible that there is some ethnic, racial, and/or cultural bias present in the system at large?

  • stewadan

    Does white actors getting selected twice actually mean white actors are naturally better? No, is that what you feel? Is there a chance random probabilty and the selection criteria caused white actors to be selected twice? Sure. Is their a culture bias? It makes me wonder yes. I guess I hate to judge people when I don’t quite believe they are 100% guilty.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    good try but its all about who is making the selections.this is why its unfair…people can ignore it all they want…but this will NEVER be a reflection of fair or equal. These people choose and vote.

    ■ Oscar voters are nearly 94% Caucasian and 77% male. Black members make up about 2% of the Academy, and Latino members less than 2%.■ Oscar voters have a median age of 62. People younger than 50 constitute just 14% of the membership.
    ■ Some of the Academy’s 15 branches are almost exclusively white and male. Caucasians currently make up 90% or more of every Academy branch except actors, whose membership is 88% white.
    ■ Men make up more than 90% of five branches, including cinematography and visual effects. – BBC

  • Robert Basset

    Bravo!

  • danmatt86

    Beautiful and smart.

  • http://www.mattsilver.ca/ Matt S

    Brave words Ms.Dash! I wish there were more people like you but sadly the USA is currently fueled by too many people who live by the motto of ”divide & demand” rather than ”integrate & improve”.

    Integration isn’t acceptance, it’s making changes while being INCLUDED in the process (instead of demanding changes of ”others”). Racism (both personal & institutional) has become so widely accepted in ALL cultures against all ”other” cultures that no wonder we hear non-stop stories of white cops shooting black men, and black men raping Asian women, or Asian parents killing their children because they dated white people (etc, etc, etc)…

    Let’s clean this mess TOGETHER! Let’s say ”no” when somebody in your community tells you to ”love your own kind”. Let’s say ”yes” instead to our neighbour who doesn’t look like us, doesn’t talk like us, and doesn’t even think like us… Let’s invite them into our homes, let’s cook a meal fit for royalty, let’s show them that the people who divide are the real minorities in this country!

  • leslie silk

    We are Americans :)

  • http://www.mattsilver.ca/ Matt S

    Well I’m not, but yes I am happy when any group of people simply sit down and break bread together with their neighbours (regardless of which country they are in). :)

  • leslie silk

    Matt – The Brotherhood Of Man – The Melting Pot – The Spirit of American Unity – whatever you wanna call it – has been truly one of the most beautiful experiences among man – but sadly it is infested with this faction that demands division under the guise of equality.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    If we are American are you outraged when you see racism or do you jump to deny it exists? If we are American why is there a need for BET or Black Awards shows? If we are American are you standing up in anger when you see other people (ON THIS POST) being down right nasty towards POC? Doesnt really matter if you arent a racist if you sit back when you see racism happening all around you yet you remain silent :)

  • Quedog

    “Divide and Demand”- the motto of the KKK, Tea Party and the GOP. Don’t throw this back rhetoric back in the laps of African-Americans who have said for years, enough is enough. What Stacey Dash said, while shocking, is not the real issue.

  • TROLL FACE

    WOW.What a house nig**r

  • Sarah Katherine

    And how in the hell does calling her names solve anything?!!

  • Timothy G. James

    Wow, I never new how ignorant Stacey Dash is until today!!!!!

  • Chris Miller

    Damn, you’re missing out. She’s been dumb since day one. Rich daddy so she never had to know anything other than she’s a rich white girl from Sherman Oaks.

  • TIM OSBORNE

    – WISH YA FRAUD OF A PRESIDENT HAD HALF HER BRAINS ~ {;-)) =

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    I’d start typing furiously to compose a rebuttal, but I doubt you’ll be able to stumble your way into a voting booth anytime soon. #notworried No. I didn’t vote for Obama, but that doesn’t mean I can’t see that your comment is beyond silly.

  • Jhonpaul Mcqueary

    take a look at this world i would hope what ever color your skin is you would be glad that slavery is not ok any more in the US stop playing that same old card grow up grow wiser time is still moving on and things change all the time if you ask me blacks have came a long long way be happy for what you have and stop playing that same old card whites Mexicans and more know what its like to be feeling excluded and we all know what it feels like to be hated for the color of your skin

  • brothershaw

    Be happy for what we have? Like our young black men (and boys) being murdered by the police? Or maybe you mean our wildly disproportionate incarceration rate for drug offences although we’re no more likely than whites to commit them? Oh, of course, how silly of me. You mean we should be thankful for the fact that many of our ancestral wealth was stolen by whites and that has NEVER been addressed. Oh sorry, that last one doesn’t count since black history doesn’t count either.

  • Jhonpaul Mcqueary

    yes be happy for what you have achieved whites were not the only ones who sold blacks in to slavery and yes blacks have mad large achievements did you see me wright black dont matter nor there history nor did i say your ancestral wealth was stolen from you and whites were not the only one stealing from africa i suppose blacks dont steal from black nor kill each other and im not white im cherokee do you know our history nor did the scots have black slave white is a stupid term maid by uneducated people who want to hate all whites did not have slaves brother blacks had and have slaves to this day have you been to africa i have before white man was there blacks hunted down black and ate them so hey hate me if you will but history is full of evil people and there not all white tell me this is not a fact

  • bezunesh223 .

    Black men (and boys) are almost never murdered by police though there is a lot of justifiable homicides when criminals (of any ethnicity) put a cop in fear for their life, also crime Is disproportionately higher in black neighborhoods and that is why you see things like bars over windows that you never see in white neighborhoods, and blacks in the USA are BY FAR the most prosperous in the world and real evidence the USA is NOT a racist country is the fact, many black people all over the world want to come to the USA and practically none want to leave, if the USA was really a racist country would black people from all over the world especially from all black countries want to come, many risking their lives to get to a place where they would be victims of racism? of course not.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    The US is absolutely a racist country…do you live in the US? If you did you would know otherwise. Here is a restaurant in Myrtle Beach SC that I just saw over the weekend and you think its not racist here?

  • Quedog

    Please learn to write complete sentences, if you want to support the Tea Party foolishness.

  • Jacquie G

    So it’s Obama’s Fault? Good Lord. Way to stay on brand. Once a CRAZY FOX NEWS PUNDIT….ALWAYS A CRAZY FOX NEWS PUNDIT, HUH, STACE??

  • jjreddoo

    Just this week Sarah Palin’s son punched his girlfriend. Then Palin got up in front of a crowd and blamed Obama. That is how they be.

  • Loran N Tricia Todd

    What Mrs. Palin is blaming is the VA mental health system failing her child who is suffering from PTSD. Obama’s VA secretary appointments inept leadership of the VA health system has actually killed veterans waiting for care. So yes Obama bears much of the blame for the problems that his lack of leadership has caused.

  • Quedog

    And so, all of the veterans suffering from PTSD before President Obama’s term must have been failed by the Republican Administration, right?

  • theORIGINALbelle

    And do you know why the VA is under budget? Not his leadership but YOUR Republican party who vetoed a 1.4 billion dollar increase in military funding that would have included funding for the VA. See how misguided you are. Looking for a reason to blame the President, sorry Loran, blame your Congress. I am very serious about the military, my husband is Army 20 years in now..I pay attention to who takes care of them and who doesnt because it DIRECTLY affects my family.

  • bamaslamma

    Wait, I don’t think that’s what she was saying. I think she was saying that we have a black president who is backed by much of elite Hollywood, and that if there was still so much segregation and unfairness and people wanting to keep black people down going around that she doubts this would be the case.

  • Jacquie G

    I heard her words. You g’head & hear ’em how you want…but with the wide amount of latitude Fox News provides for interpreting the truth? I’ll interpret them as I choose…

  • bamaslamma

    Umm okay. That’s your right. But she didn’t say anything about Obama or “fault”. The subject wasn’t even “fault” with anything. It was about racism and white privilege or the lack thereof. She put having a black president in positive terms, meaning that perhaps “white privilege” isn’t quite as pervasive anymore as some would like to believe.

  • Carrie Barton

    These are spoiled rich black people. If we were so racist then no one would be going to their movies and getting rich. Maybe they should make a movie that beats the ones that are nominated. They can also go back to Africa. I doubt they will because their brothers and sisters still haven’t gotten out of the third world mentality. SPOILED RICH BLACKS!

  • brothershaw

    Well now, isn’t that very racist of you? You demonstrate exactly why Stacey is so wrong.

  • Carrie Barton

    What part was racist?

    Simple Definition of racism

    Popularity: Top 1% of lookups

    : poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race

    : the belief that some races of people are better than others

    Is this guy racist, because he agrees with me.

    Pastor lashing out on black people. Smh! https://youtu.be/LaYJjg7-EOw via @YouTube

  • Quedog

    +Carrie Barton, what an idiot you are. “Go back to Africa?” Tell you what- do a little research on what the African ancestors contributed to American culture and then make that same statement. So “CLUELESS”- get it? America would be a third world country if Africans were not forced to leave their land, which was far more advance than this country was at the time.

  • Carrie Barton

    Really ? Then you better let these black people know it. According to them white people are holding them down. Good to know you agree with me.

    Pastor lashing out on black people. Smh! https://youtu.be/LaYJjg7-EOw via @YouTube

  • Quedog

    LOL I heard this baffoon before. He’s not the norm, just like the KKK is not the normal white person, or is it? LOL Try again.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    Racist much?? YOU are the reason Stacey is wrong….thanks for showing up :)

  • Carrie Barton

    Really? What part was racist? It seems like you are a bigot!

    Pastor lashing out on black people. Smh! https://youtu.be/LaYJjg7-EOw via @YouTube

  • Michele

    Very courageous of you. I agree for all the right reasons. Unfortunately, some are too blind to see that not letting go means things stay the same.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Its not courageous to pop off. The hard part is acknowledging issues within a broken system and suggesting comprehensive changes to it that benefit all. It is not beneficial to minorities to stalk celebrating their rich musical heritage and its not beneficial to ignore our history. The only people who benefit from her suggestions are people who are uncomfortable with the fact that black people aren’t treated well or valued in society.

    Help me make my point. Would you like to trade races with me for a week? I’m a healthy, presentable, educated married mother of 1 who is self employed and married to the man of my dreams for the last 22 years. I’ve never been divorced nor have I ever received a dime of welfare in my life. That doesn’t stop many white people from taking liberties with me they wouldn’t if I looked like them. They assume I’m dumb, poor and lacking in basic critical thinking skills, that is until I open my mouth.

    I don’t have a chip on my shoulder, I married a wonderful white man so I’m definitely not racist or looking for a fight with white people, but I am aware of micro aggressions and the nuanced subtlety that is modern bigotry.

    When my little girl was 2, an elderly white woman came over to our table at a fantastic restaurant. Without bothering to acknowledge me, she leans into my baby’s stroller, strokes her hair caresses her rosy cheeks and checks out her clean, fresh clothing and shoes and says, and I kid you not, “Well. Somebody takes real good care of you.” And walks away.

    What the holy F#ck?

  • Jhonpaul Mcqueary

    i just wounder ? if all you who are slamming this woman for her opinion if instead she was slamming whites or saying yes the these nominees should be black would you be calling her such names just wondering

  • theORIGINALbelle

    Im slamming her because she is a fraud….she didnt share a true perspective. She even lied…she said that BET is segregated and the award shows catering to Black America are segregated but they arent. See when you push an agenda based on lies…then yea Im gonna slam you. Other races appear on BET. BET is not even black owned anymore. Its owned by VIACOM. Other races have been recognized at the NAACP award, Soul Train Awards and BET Awards. She lied to push an agenda…its horrible and so is she. She has profited from BET and she has presented at black Awards shows. She’s also done magazine covers for Black magazines…were they so horrible when she agreed to do those things?

  • Jhonpaul Mcqueary

    thanks for your info

  • Corey Hnic Carter

    shes just so cute! but so dumb, but so hot…anyway if there were no black history month we would never know about all the great black people in history. America doesn’t recognize these inventors and life changers in the history books you read at school. You wouldn’t know a Black man created the stop light or the A/C if we didn’t have a month to highlight the importance these people have on the way you live today.

  • Autumn October Rayne

    Seriously that is the place you get your education! Try reading every day. I have never gotten new information from Black History Month. If you don’t want to read books then ask the Black college professors. Whatever happened to learning in the home?

  • Corey Hnic Carter

    You should never have to seek out what Black People have done for this country. It should be taught in schools and talked about everywhere. The month is important to young black students who don’t know what Black people help build this country and make it what it is today. Its important to know that things you use and see everyday were invented by black people, like the Traffic Light, or the Air Conditioner. There are buildings and so many platforms that discuss what white people have built and invented for this country and its in your face year round. Futhermore in school you are taught that Thomas Edison created the light bulb..FALSE! he sparked an idea for it but it was a black man Lewis Latimore who actually perfected the light bulb and its his idea that we use today.It eas because of black history month that this was bought to my attention

  • Autumn October Rayne

    Lewis Latimer is considered one of the 10 most important Black inventors of all time,
    not only for the sheer number of inventions created and patents secured
    but also for the magnitude of importance for his most famous discovery.
    Latimer was born on September 4, 1848 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. His
    parents were George and Rebecca Latimer, both runaway slaves who
    migrated to Massachusetts in 1842 from Virginia. George Latimer was
    captured by his slave owner, who was determined to take him back to
    Virginia. His situation gained great notoriety, even reaching the
    Massachusetts Supreme Court. Eventually George was purchased by
    abolition supporters who set him free.Lewis
    served in the United States Navy for the Union during the Civil War,
    assigned to the U.S.S. Massasoit gunboat and received an honorable
    discharge on July 3, 1865. After his discharge he sought employment
    throughout Boston, Massachusetts and eventually gained a position as an
    office boy with a patent law firm, Crosby and Gould earning $3.00 each
    week. After observing Latimer’s ability to sketch patent drawings, he
    was eventually promoted to the position of head draftsman earning $20.00
    a week. In addition to his newfound success, Latimer found additional
    happiness when he married Mary Wilson in November of 1873.

    In 1874,
    along with W.C. Brown, Latimer co-invented an improved of a train water
    closet, a bathroom compartment for railroad trains. Two years later,
    Latimer would play a part in one of the world’s most important
    inventions.

    In 1876, Latimer was sought out as a draftsman by a
    teacher for deaf children. The teacher had created a device and wanted
    Lewis to draft the drawing necessary for a patent application. The
    teacher was Alexander Graham Bell and the device was the telephone.
    Working late into the night, Latimer worked hard to finish the patent
    application, which was submitted on February 14, 1876, just hours before
    another application was submitted by Elisha Gray for a similar device.

    In
    1880, after moving to Bridgeport, Connecticut, Latimer was hired as the
    assistant manager and draftsman for U.S. Electric Lighting Company
    owned by Hiram Maxim. Maxim was the chief rival to Thomas Edison, the
    man who invented the electric light bulb. The light was composed of a
    glass bulb which surrounded a carbon wire filament, generally made of
    bamboo, paper or thread. When the filament was burned inside of the bulb
    (which contained almost no air), it became so hot that it actually
    glowed.

    Thus by passing electricity into the
    bulb, Edison had been able to cause the glowing bright light to emanate
    within a room. Before this time most lighting was delivered either
    through candles or through gas lamps or kerosene lanterns. Maxim greatly
    desired to improve on Edison’s light bulb and focused on the main
    weakness of Edison’s bulb – their short life span (generally only a few
    days.) Latimer set out to make a longer lasting bulb.

    Latimer
    devised a way of encasing the filament within an cardboard envelope
    which prevented the carbon from breaking and thereby provided a much
    longer life to the bulb and hence made the bulbs less expensive and more
    efficient. This enabled electric lighting to be installed within homes
    and throughout streets.

    Latimer’s abilities in electric lighting
    became well known and soon he was sought after to continue to improve on
    incandescent lighting as well as arc lighting. Eventually, as more
    major cities began wiring their streets for electric lighting, Latimer
    was dispatched to lead the planning team. He helped to install the first
    electric plants in Philadelphia, New York City and Montreal and oversaw
    the installation of lighting in railroad stations, government building
    and major thoroughfares in Canada, New England and London.In
    1890, Latimer, having been hired by Thomas Edison, began working in the
    legal department of Edison Electric Light Company, serving as the chief
    draftsman and patent expert. In this capacity he drafted drawings and
    documents related to Edison patents, inspected plants in search of
    infringers of Edison’s patents, conducted patent searches and testified
    in court proceeding on Edison’s behalf. Later that year wrote the worlds
    most thorough book on electric lighting, “Incandescent Electric
    Lighting: A Practical Description of the Edison System.” Lewis was named
    one of the charter members of the Edison pioneer, a distinguished group
    of people deemed responsible for creating the electrical industry. The
    Edison Electric Lighting would eventually evolve into what is now known
    as the General Electric Company.

    Latimer
    continued to display his creative talents over then next several years.
    In 1894 he created a safety elevator, a vast improvement on existing
    elevators. He next received a patent for Locking Racks for Hats, Coats,
    and Umbrellas. The device was used in restaurants, hotels and office
    buildings, holding items securely and allowing owners of items to keep
    the from getting misplaced or accidentally taken by others. He next
    created a improved version of a Book Supporter, used to keep books
    neatly arranged on shelves.

    Latimer next devised a method of
    making rooms more sanitary and climate controlled. He termed his device
    an Apparatus for Cooling and Disinfecting. The device worked wonders in
    hospitals, preventing dust and particles from circulating within patient
    rooms and public areas.
    Throughout the rest of his life, Latimer
    continued to try to devise ways of improving everyday living for the
    public, eventually working in efforts to improve the civil rights of
    Black citizens within the United States. He also painted portraits and
    wrote poetry and music for friends and family. Lewis Latimer died on
    December 11, 1928 and left behind a legacy of achievement and leadership
    that much of the world owes thanks.

  • Ymoore

    That you have never learned anything new during Black History Month doesn’t mean we don’t need it; it means we have to expand the information that we lift up during that time. Nor does Black History Month mean this is the only time we read and learn about our history. And it’s not just learning about inventors etc., as I’m sure you know. I grew up w/Negro History Week and as a teen Black History Month, but I was a grown woman before I learned about the Great Migration. I knew that my family and many of my friends families had come from the South but I didn’t know that my family had been a part of a movement of self-determination that transported more than 6 million African Americans from the South to Northeastern, Midwestern and Western states over 6 decades. I was a grown woman when I learned about the South’s vagrancy laws that created de facto slavery after Reconstruction. I learned about the vagrancy laws years after I saw August Wilson’s play, The Piano Lesson, which had a wonderful scene in which four men are sitting at a table drinking and start singing a prison work song. I didn’t understand why everybody at the table knew the song till years later when I learned about the vagrancy laws, which put millions of blacks in prison to give Southern planters access to cheap labor, even though one of the characters basically explained it during that scene. I thought what he was explaining had happened to him alone. This is an important part of American history that all children should learn in school so that we all get a better understanding of how we got to where we are as a nation today.

  • Allan Randall

    I’m an outsider, so I have no real side in this, but… There’s this painting in a DC museam that shows an early confrontation between “Readcoats” & “Rebels”, it’s a piece of Revolutionary War history. Thing is, it doesn’t show the one person who died in that fight, a black slave. Yes, the painting is a propoganda piece, meant to show the Brits as badguys & the Colonials as patriots, but if American history isn’t going to mention the dead black guy who ISN’T in the painting then maybe you still need a seperate history to remember him.

  • Paul Adams

    You can’t take a “propaganda piece” as the truth just as you can’t take most art work to be an accurate representation of what actually happened in history. Even in modern times this happens. I served in Iraq with an embedded Time news photographer and even he showed me how published photos were cropped and only certain angles shown to portray a certain side of the story.

    It shouldn’t matter that the man who died was black, what should matter is that it is recorded accurately and taught to our children today. We recently removed a local school board that had decided to change what history was taught in our schools. They decided to teach that Women’s suffrage, the Holocaust, Slavery in early America and other harsh topics would be off limits and not mentioned in history books or taught in our schools. This is what needs to really change, this idea that we can just rewrite our past into something more idealistic is just plain wrong.

  • Jhonpaul Mcqueary

    i agree and not just resent history wich seems were some folks are stuck

  • doctorbob

    Often the media twists the story to show just ONE picture of an event, when it only represents 1/125th of a second of the event. My favorite example of that is the famous photo of the Vietnamese police chief shooting a Viet Cong in the head, as if that was all of the story. I attended a meeting time once where Eddie Adams, the photographer, was the guest speaker, and he showed ALL the photos and told ALL the story, which the press never did. The Viet Cong being shot was a Lieutenant in the Viet Cong. Earlier that day, he had massacred a Saigon policeman and his family, killed them all. He was NOT a nice guy. He was, in actual fact, a murderer of innocent women and children. The police caught the guy later in the day. Now this was Vietnam, and it was during an active war, so the justice system was, shall we say, a little fuzzy at the time. The VC Lieutenant would never be arrested, given due process and spend years in prison before finally being executed. So, the police chief took justice into his hands (and he WAS a police chief in a lawless country), and shot the VC Lieutenant. He did nothing wrong, under the circumstances. He just took shortcuts to get to justice, where real paths to that justice simply were not available to him. But the world press ran just the ONE photo, without ever telling WHY he was executed, and it changed the world. It also ruined the police chief and destroyed him personally, where he was doing what he was paid to do: dispense justice and try to protect the citizenry. Liberals can waste our time all day, all night, saying how this was wrong, but this was also WAR, and liberal rules don’t work in a war. But by selecting exactly the one photo, the press achieved their goal, and distorted the war’s image. Somehow, the West was being mean and mistreating the Viet Cong, whose only crime was slaughtering a family (whcih we never knew because the media kept it quiet. In fact, he was never actually identified as VC.) You can never trust any photo to tell you the whole story. And the media frequently makes SURE you never get the whole story.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    That is the issue…that is why American History does not feel for me like my history. The part that I know POC has made has been totally erased or glazed over.

  • jim

    His name was Crispus Attucks. Its unconfirmed whether he was a slave or free man. He is absolutely taught about in American grade school as being considered the first “casualty” of the American Revolution.

  • Thomas Clawson

    Stacey, you are wise beyond your years. Why is it that others (black, white, yellow or brown) cannot see what you propose is the only way we will attain racial peace in America. I believe this subject should have more discussion by successful leaders from all races. I am amazed that we haven’t progressed further today than we have.

  • Jhonpaul Mcqueary

    amen brother

  • Quedog

    If you think that abolishing a network with bring about racial unity, you must be living in a world only the “Clueless” star can understand. Until there are REAL changes in the way the US treat African-Americans across this country with the respect we deserve, either through the courts system, law enforcement, education and business, we will ALWAYS need outlets to validate our worth and value in society. White America has CBS, NBC and ABC, what’s wrong with BET?

  • jim

    You are missing the finer point. Watch Morgan Freeman’s video. We are not “black Americans”. We are Americans, who happen to be black. We do not need our own little enclave of businesses and media outlets to “validate our worth in society”. Accepting such is accepting a seat at the kids table. Like Freeman said, why do I need to learn about “Black History Month”? How is all of the history involving black people relegated to some sub category, which we talk about during one special theme month? Its not. “Black history” is AMERICAN history. Its a ridiculous idea in 2016, to suggest that the textbook entry on Benjamin Banneker belongs NOT next to the one on Ben Franklin, under the header of American Thinkers, but instead belongs next to the entry on Harriet Tubman, because “ok, this is the chapter where we talk about black people.”

    Side note: BET is a F*n JOKE. Anyone who grew up when BET was still relevant, remembers about the time when BET’s overall theme and programming style changed from something watchable, to some low brow, garbage. It was right about the time ownership was sold to someone else. Marked by the time some idiot decided a digital, cartoon, CGI minstrel show called “Cita’s World” was what “black audiences probably want to see”. BET has been garbage for decades.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    The problem is THERE IS NO TEXT ABOUT BENJAMIN BANNEKER. Dont you see that…it doesnt exist. The history of POC as it relates to America is not told in American History…why is it that you cant see that? When is the last time you opened up a history book from Middle or High School?

  • Quedog

    First, understand and research the reason why historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded “Negro History Week” in 1926. It was created to insure that blacks celebrated their worth in this country. For you to think that we, as a people have “made it” please don’t look at those who have a little money in their pocket. Fast forward today, blacks continue to face injustices and discrimination. I agree with you that our history is America’s history, but do you really believe that the majority of Americans want our story told? Not in the classroom. So we MUST tell our story and share our history to the younger generations. I guess you will tell me next that we NO longer need to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. because the Civil Rights Movement happened 40-50 years ago. I’ll pass….

    As for the programming of BET, I’m not going to debate you on if they need to be off the air because of the programming. You can say that about EVERY DAMN channel on the “boob tube.” Don’t pronounce your self-hatred by spewing all of your disdain for ONE network. I salute founder Bob Johnson for his foresight. In fact, because of Johnson other African-American businessmen and women are now owners of broadcasting networks and stations nationwide. Don’t fall for the “okie doke.” Understand what Dr. Woodson wrote and believe it’s relevant today-
    “If you can make a man believe that he is inferior, you don’t have to compel him to seek an inferior status…”

  • Campbell Phyllis

    when did this illiterate puppet become a political spokesperson 4 who = nobody of color supports: d barbie-doll / still chasing my 15 min. / cuz I never really made it big n d movie industry / sell-out ass…

  • Don

    I would bet there are more white people on BET than black on FNC/FBN combined.

  • Florida Boy Customs

    Dang I really liked you Stacy but I guess it’s just the looks I Love and infatuated with not you intelligence smh. I thought you were better than that but I guess not you have been truly brainwashed… You didn’t even know that voting was done by predominantly white males and you looked shocked when the information was presented… I guess it doesn’t phase you because you have money now and your famous from black and white films.

  • doctorbob

    Grow up, Florida Boy. Your immaturity is showing.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    actually yours is showing all through the ignorance you post here.

  • Dross Cool

    then dont go to the oscars ,,, you and jada are not wanted there either ,,,, and tell al loud mouth also …. u un appreciating bunch of greedy stupid so called actors …. enough with selfish race crap

  • Kari Klem

    I absolutely agree with Stacey’s statement. Yes, I am white, but I have a bi-racial child and plenty off friends who are black. I have had this same conversation with some of my friends. As a white person I can’t run around and talk about my “white pride”. That would make me racist….right? My friends answers to me are always you have had almost 300 years of white pride and every day is “white day”. What the hell does that mean? The BET awards this year had a white winner, his name is Sam Hunt, he is a country singer who’s song transitioned into R&B. Did he show up to the BET awards to accept his award….NOPE. And then the presenters on stage made jokes about him not being there. Why is it not ok for white people to join “only black” situations? But when something like the Oscar’s (that isn’t an all white awards show) we as white people are attacked for not having any black nominee’s. I just don’t understand how in 2016 there is still this segregation between whites and blacks. We are just all people. I’m just a person that is raising 2 young boys into well adjusted young men that have never in their life been taught this “this is white and this is black” they have just been taught to treat people as you would want to be treated and that keeping positivity in your life makes a difference.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    I’m black, but I have a bi-racial child with a wonderful white man I’ve been married to for 22 years, and plenty of friends who are white. No. You can’t run around and talk about your “white pride,” but that’s not to say you shouldn’t be proud to be white anymore than its wrong for me to say I’m proud to be black. What your black “friends” are telling you is simple. There is a Mother’s Day, a Father’s Day and a Grandparents Day. Does that mean children should be outraged that there is no Children’s day or should they be content in knowing the world revolves around their wants and needs for every other day of the year? And don’t get things twisted. White people aren’t being “attacked” for not having any black nominees. The awards show is so there is literally zero reason to for you or any other white person to personalize this issue unless you delight in personal drama. That issue is, There are plenty of GLOBALLY ACCLAIMED films that came out this year that should have been recognized, most notably, Beasts of No Nation starring Idris Elba. The world recognizes it in almost 50 countries but the panel of crusty old men putting together the Oscars didn’t for some reason. It blows the mind, that’s all.

    I don’t buy into the Oscars are racist any more than I buy into BET is racist. BET only exists because MTV refused to play “black music”. They wouldn’t even play Micheal Jackson until 1982. Come on…According to a Billboard Magazine article, “MTV has consistently said it is its policy to play only rock.” CLEARLY black musicians have been rocking out since BB King, James Brown, Bo Diddley, Funkadelic, Little Richard, I need not continue. BET is the child of that missing outlet. The bell can’t be unrung. Why should they go away now that white people have decided its racist after the fact that they opened because the only music video channel in existence at the time refused to play black music? We were supposed to just not see black music (arguably some of the best music that has ever come out of this country) on tv? Get real.

  • doctorbob

    The bruhaha over the Oscars illustrates an entirely different problem, a sense of entitlement by certain blacks who believe they are entitled BECAUSE they are black, or because “Whitey owes me.” All competitions are exactly that: competitions. Movies are not like Little League baseball, where everyone gets a trophy. In the adult world, you are rewarded for real accomplishments, not just for showing up. Oscars are intended to reward great performances, wherever they may be. There are many Blacks who have climbed to the top of the heap by turning in amazing quality performances, and not simply because they are black. James Earl Jones comes to mind. So does Morgan Freeman. There are others. If blacks want more oscars, then they should strive to turn in oscar-worthy performances. They can’t just pout and stamp their feet and boycott the ceremonies simply because they didn’t win. Frankly, I really don’t see any oscar-worthy performances from blacks this year, and neither does the Academy. That should be the signal to black actors to double down on their efforts, study the WINNERS, and strive to be better actors than the current winners. Don’t just demand to be given a statue because you are black. Work to be worthy of that statue! Gold statues will seek them out, not the other way around if they do that.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    I’m sure that’s true of some people, but just like not all white people are racist, asshole douchebags, not all black actors feel like the world owes them something because they are black. It’s not helpful to overgeneralize.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    Sense of entitlement?? Even playing field? Oh ok now explain to me how the makeup of the board has no bearing on what movies/actors are selected?
    ■ Oscar voters are nearly 94% Caucasian and 77% male. Black members make up about 2% of the Academy, and Latino members less than 2%.

    ■ Oscar voters have a median age of 62. People younger than 50 constitute just 14% of the membership.

    ■ Some of the Academy’s 15 branches are almost exclusively white and male. Caucasians currently make up 90% or more of every Academy branch except actors, whose membership is 88% white.

    ■ Men make up more than 90% of five branches, including cinematography and visual effects. – BBC

  • doctorbob

    My daughter adopted a girl who is half-black, half Mexican. And she is an amazing child. She outperforms all her classmates in school, and is sufficiently in competitive ice skating that her skating instructor (a former Olympic Silver Medalist) says that she has a serious chance to win at the Olympics. It’s not their race that matters. It’s how you raise them to develop their full potential. Blacks who allow their kids to roam the streets with gangs end up as punks who get shot by police. If Black parents would care enough to see that their children are educated and skilled, they, too, would excel in life, and achieve greatness. Blacks need to STOP BLAMING WHITEY for their problems. The REAL problems are in their own homes.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    Who is blaming WHITEY for problems???? and how do you know what goes on in Black homes? Do you live there? Do you know any black people personally? Or are you going off what Stacey shares on FOX?

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    I am the black biological mother of a girl who is half white, half black. She is an amazing child. She is in the talented and gifted program and has been reading since the age of 3. She is now 10. She outperforms her classmates and has won several science and mathematics based awards. White people who allow their kids to roam the streets terrorizing minorities end up racist asshats that still have the option to run for office and become police officers if they like. If white parents would care enough to see that their children are educated and skilled , they too, would excel in life, have big hearts. Whites need to stop blaming BLACKIE for their problems. The REAL problems are in their own homes.

    You see how this works? I can do this all day.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    This is my issue with people like you who post things such as you have. First you just generalized an entire group of people based on the actions of some. You just said Black parents dont care enough to see that their children are educated and skilled. How do you know this? Here is what is dangerous with what you’ve posted. I could jump and call you racist. But I wont do that instead Im gonna point out how you just made dangerous sweeping generalizations based off what you see on TV. Do you really think NO Black parents are taking care of their children? Again I ask how many black people do you have relationships with? I ALMOST responded to you with the same hate you just spewed in your comment. But instead I offer this to you. Stop being so closed minded that you sit up and believe images you see on TV. Understand that FOX and almost every other news outlet has an agenda….and you are buying into it hook line and sinker. Black people don’t want to be the victim (as many of you seem to think we do) but somehow you blame us for how society has decided to treat us. POC are stereotyped all the time. If a group of Black people are doing something wrong we must be all doing wrong!!! If a white person does it ,it is just that white person end of discussion. The divide is already here, whether you choose to see it or not.You and your comments just solidified further divide, and then you turn around and say dont blame WHITEY.See how you have a part in that….you just boxed every black parent in this country into one ugly category.

  • Don

    Stacey, you have a problem with black TV networks, but I guess magazines are OK right?

    http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e40/HipHopPublicist/stacey1.jpg

    Stay classy Miss Dash.

  • doctorbob

    You’re out of line, Don. Are you suggesting that a woman does NOT have the right to appear on any magazine cover she wishes? Or are you condemning her because she is colored? And by the way, you are free to buy that magazine, too, regardless of your color. But Stacey is pointing out that you can NOT appear on BET unless you are black, or fit the black story line. Oh, wait … you’re jealous that Stacey is gorgeous, and you look like Michael Moore? I get it now, jerk.

  • Don

    It’s a magazine for black men. Shouldn’t Stacey have a problem with that? Shouldn’t magazines be for everyone? Why magazines specifically for black men?

    And Stacey is free to not watch BET if she chooses not to.

    Justin Timberlake; Jennifer Lopez; America Ferrara; Sandra Oh; Robin Thicke and George Lucas. they have all appeared on the BET awards. None are black.

    Is Stacey angry about WE TV or Lifetime geared towards women? Are those channels OK but not BET? There are cable channels that show country music videos, 99% are by white people, is that OK?

  • Prophetess Christina Asher

    beacause for many years white magazines did not feature balck men black hair care products issues blacks face are you so deft tht you do not understand tht we have differences??? well wake up and smell the coffee we have distinct differences tht you all have ignored for centuries except in a negative way ??? reallyy???

  • theORIGINALbelle

    only when the differences suite them

  • jim

    White women grace the cover of king too dude.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    I cannot believe you said “colored,” in 2016. What’s worse, I can’t believe you refer to the precious little bi-racial girl your daughter adopted as “the little girl your daughter adopted” instead of your grand-daughter. What a mess. Wake up gramps.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    Wake up…racism isnt something you can wake up from. I feel sorry for his ‘adopted biracial daughters child’ She is no more a part of that family than slaves were apart of their owners families. He is proving just how RACIST he is.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    Stacey lied sir…YOU CAN appear on BET and not be black…but nice try. Which you like to name people who appear on the network and are not white? How would it look for a white owned company to not hire and employ white people?? Cant believe people are this gullible. Stacey said it so it must be true.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    I don’t buy into the Oscars are racist any more than I buy into BET is racist. BET only exists because MTV refused to play “black music”. They wouldn’t even play Micheal Jackson until 1982. Come on…According to a Billboard Magazine article, “MTV has consistently said it is its policy to play only rock.” CLEARLY black musicians have been rocking out since BB King, James Brown, Bo Diddley, Funkadelic, Little Richard, I need not continue. BET is the child of that missing outlet. The bell can’t be unrung. Why should they go away now that white people have decided its racist after the fact that they opened because the only music video channel in existence refused to play black music? We were supposed to just not see black music (arguably some of the best music that has ever come out of this country) on tv?

  • Mac Denis

    MTV was a rock station and debut in August of 1981… so not playing MJ until 1982 is nothing. Most record companies were not even making videos for artist other than really big artist. The so called colour barrier was broken down in 1983 – meaning that a black artist got played in heavy rotation.MJ Prince and Donna Summer were the first. In 1984 there were many that got played in heavy rotation (1984 was the year that record companies started making videos for most artist) – and by 1985 medium and heavy rotation were designated for artist with hits on the charts (providing they had a video clip to be played). There was no discrimination, and vee jays didn’t decide who got played in those categories – the charts dictated who did.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    I know when MTV was founded.

    Is it your assertion that black artists should have just waited on ice to be blessed with an opportunity to showcase music videos to the the world at some random time in the future? Aren’t you people always telling us things like, “Be responsible for yourselves, make your own way, work hard, have goals, don’t wait for a hand out from us whites,” well aren’t you guys always saying that? BET was founded based on those principals because some bells can’t be unrung. Why are you mad about it now? That cat is out of the bag. We didn’t put the cat in the bag. Why should BET close its doors now?

  • Jason Janveaux

    Fucking hell, finally some one saying something about this Oscar debacle that makes sense. I did not know Stacey Dash was an actress with a functioning brain in her head, most just seem to be liberal zombies. Well, she has a new committed fan because of this. I’m going to have to go through her film anthology now and see what I have been missing, I just really remember her from clueless. Anyhow, really refreshing to an actress with some balls who can stand up to the Liberal left and speak her mind.

  • doctorbob

    Stacey has not appeared in that many pictures, but she has been memorable in everything she has done. Were she a white-hating black activist, she would have been embraced by Hollywood and would be competing for an Oscar today. But, she is conservative and has a brain in her head, and therefore has been subject to excoriation by all the liberal zombies who can not tolerate a black who has stepped off the liberal-run plantation. That she has persevered through all this torrent of hatred is one of the reasons I admire her so much. Stacey, if you’re reading, it is my hope that someday I actually get to meet you and have dinner with you. I am certain you would be the most intellectually stimulating woman I have ever met. (And, as an aside, you’re very cute!)

  • angelo piperni

    I have loved Stacey dash since I saw her on mo’ money. I love her even more now. I agree with her. I don’t think we will ever change as a society if we are constantly reminded how different we are. Things that happened in the past that my parents grandparents did way back when are done. Now…I’m not ignorant and I know there are a lot of ignorant people still out there but for the most part things have changed. We have black quarterbacks when that was an issue, basketball is primarily black, plenty of black baseball players, tiger Woods did wonders for black kids getting involved with golf and showing interest…..we still have to work on hockey but the Canadians have a great black hockey player, it’s a start. Most importantly though like Stacey said we have a black president. For people to say that blacks don’t have the same opportunity….I don’t know, but to me I feel that thinking needs to go out the window. There are a lot of very poor white people, Hispanic people, asain people and whatever other race. Opportunity is what you yourself as an individual does. You can create good opportunity. If you choose to be trash or a thug then most likely you will end up that way. If you want and choose better than you will achieve better. If we want better as a whole and to eventually be one then we need to start now. Back in the day there was a great commercial where kids were hanging out and they all had paper bags on their heads. They were all getting along great until they took the bags off and the blacks went towards other blacks and the whites with the whites. It was a great commercial because it shows that kids don’t care about race or color, they learn that stuff from us as parents. We need to stop the segregation now or it will never end.

    One last thing…Stacey Dash can I take you to dinner?

  • kofybean

    You don’t see any issue with the fact that you say blacks can be anything, but the only options you list are an athlete or a thug?

  • angelo piperni

    That type of comment is exactly what I’m talking about. That is a one way mind and very closed minded thing to say. You took it out of context and obviously read only what you want to….because you missed how I said trash….there is a lot of white trash out there too, plus I know a bunch of white people that act like thugs, it’s not really a white or black term. You are just simply looking for something to argue about and that’s our biggest problem in the world today. The sports thing and the president thing are just examples of things that have changed, I didn’t say that blacks had to be those things.

  • kofybean

    Translation: Let me nit pick on the points to my agenda, but don’t show me the irony of it.
    Got it. Carry on. Cuz really if you wanted to talk about the subject you would imagine a world with no Black History month, and take away every single awards, group, or tv show catering to people of color. Take away every black activist pushing to get PoC recognized.
    And then ask yourself, when would EVER hear anything positive about what PoC contribute to society?
    #racismdontexistyo #itsallaboutmerit #blackpeoplebemakingupstuff #ihaveablackfriend #thanksalotobama

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    That awkward moment when the owner of BET is an old rich white guy. He’s not mad, why are you?

  • sandyatthebeach1

    BET/Founder

    Robert L. Johnson

    Robert Louis Johnson is an American businessman, media magnate, executive, philanthropist and investor. He is the founder of Black Entertainment Television, which was sold to Viacom in 2001. Just because there is currently a “Old Rich White Guy” made a business move and bought BET means nothing!!!! That didn’t work out too good for you now did it!!!!!!!

  • theORIGINALbelle

    What the truth didnt work out….what part is not registering for you…. its not CURRENTLY owned by a Bob Johnson…what did you prove? You proved her to be correct. Founder and OWNER are not synonymous. They dont mean the same thing :)

  • sandyatthebeach1

    BET/Founder

    Robert L. Johnson

    Robert Louis Johnson is an American businessman, media magnate, executive, philanthropist and investor. He is the founder of Black Entertainment Television, which was sold to Viacom in 2001. Just because there is currently a “Old Rich White Guy” made a business move and bought BET means nothing!!!! That didn’t work out too good for you now did it!!!!!!! A Black created BET and sold it to an old white guy. You don’t have any problem taking white peoples money do you??

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    I take a white man’s money every day. I’ve been married to a wonderful white man for 22 years you dolt. What are you even talking about…

  • sandyatthebeach1

    How dare you call me a dolt….who do you think you are?? Does it piss you off that I don’t agree with high and mighty black person??? My point?? It was created by a BLACK man and sold to a WHITE man when the guy was saying BET is white too because it is owned by a OLD RICH WHITE MAN!!!!! and someone said NAACP was founded by WHITES —–NOT TRUE!!!!!!!! Why can’t you all understand basic English??????? You simpleton!!!!

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    You know, for an uninformed, fact-loathing, reality-challenged troll, you’re surprisingly functional.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    what part of not black owned do you not understand? Who doesnt know that his man founded it…but currently and for the past 15 years….he has had nothing to do with it. Its currently OWNED and OPERATED by Viacom. AND IN TRUTH since he sold it…its pretty awful!

  • sandyatthebeach1

    Listen here TAMIKAg…. what part of not black owned I don’t understand??? Let me tell you so YOU can understand. The young man earlier was talking about how BET was owned by an old rich white man…. I don’t give a rats arse who owns it. It was a response to HIM. Maybe you should try to read before insulting people….. Do YOU understand now????

  • doctorbob

    You are spot on the money, Stacey. Eiher we have segregation, or we do not. There is no such thing as a “hybrid” segregation, where we have it in one direction, but not the other. Fact is, all these special “black only” organizations (BET, NAACP, Miss Black America, on and on, is segregation aimed at blocking out Whites. But all White organizations are open to Blacks joining. We can not have a white woman to compete in Black Miss America, but a Black woman (or any race) is free to compete in the regular Miss America contest. If we really want to end segregation, then all of these special black-only organizations need to go. Because the natural NEXT step is to officially ban blacks from competing in white events, and to block black competitors in all white competitions. And congratulations; we have just gone back to Little Rock 1956, with separate restrooms, separate waiting rooms, separate “colored” entrances, colored water fountains, separate schools, blacks ride in the back of the bus, etc. . I am old enough to remember seeing all of those things. I really don’t believe a majority of blacks – or whites – want to go there again.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    But the owner of BET is an old rich white white guy. He’s not mad, why are you?

    I bet you didn’t know BET only exists because MTV refused to play any music videos besides white rock artists. The first black music video they aired was Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean in 1983 I believe. That bell can’t be unrung.

    Since MTV didn’t include black artists, (even though blacks have a rich rock history to include Little Richard, Tina Turner, Jimmy Hendrix, Chuck Berry, BB King. etc, etc.) blacks made a music video network to showcase black music. Is it your suggestion that we just be content with no black music on TV back then? Sit down and be the good black folks people want us to be? Silent?

    People always say, “Be responsible for yourselves black people. Make something of yourselves. Help yourselves. Work hard.” When we do, and create something like BET, then those same people yell racism. Don’t be mad because blacks aren’t waiting around to be blessed by others. BTW. BET isn’t for black people. Its to celebrate black influenced music, arts and acheivements. Justin Timberlake, NSync, Christina Aguilera, Eminem, Macklemore, Rita Ora and many many more non black people have won awards on that network.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    Bull…BET(Black Entertainment Television). So what if a fat white guy owns it makin money on it. You crack me up… How many of the Blacks you mentioned are on the walk of fame, have tributes to them, etc. You must be talking about a LONG time ago because the people you mentioned are very loved by all races. Your comment about sitting down and being quiet. That is what is expected of White people. We are supposed to sit down and let black people do whatever damage they want and we are to say, let them they deserve to be able to because the ancestors 100 years ago were slaves…??? Maybe you should talk to a Holocaust survivor!! We all should be working together but you don’t want our help, so, have at it…..

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    did you literally skip over the part where I named several non black artists who have won awards on BET? That’s like saying no white people work at the NAACP. You know, Google is a great resource. You should use it to look up how wrong you are about whites and the welcome roles they play in black institutions. I bet you no black people work at White Pride institutions…why’s that? Probably because they aren’t received with open arms.

  • theORIGINALbelle

    Of course she skipped right over what you posted! Do you feel the anger in her response..look how angry she is over the NAACP who was started BY WHITE PEOPLE!! Why does she care so much about BET when she can turn on any channel and see herself or people who look like her. Why is she so angry about black people wanting to celebrate their accomplishments and achievements WHILE also honoring other races? See how she skipped over all that. Some white folks…man! Its all about them.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    So what!! You throw a couple bones to a couple whites… Bless your heart. YOU need to Google to find that it is soo hard for a white person to get into a black institution that a white gal pretended to be black. I am white and I know how I feel. I feel pushed more and more every day and can’t hardly stand it anymore. Black lives matters shut down the bridge. People have been put in prison recently for that. What will happen to Black Lives Matters???? Scott free……

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    That’s not throwing a couple bones, that’s acknowledging that recognition goes to those who deserve it regardless of their race. That woman was pretending to be black for years before she joined the NAACP…she pretended to be black in college LOL. What you are failing to realize that black people aren’t responsible for the reason you feel squeezed. The powers that be are, and instead of you being aware that the government gave out over 120 billion in corporate welfare to gigantic corporations, your representatives have you mad at poor blacks who receive a few million in aide a year. Its called a diversion. You should get hip to it or you’re doomed to forever point the blame in the wrong direction. Those white folks up in Oregon illegally occupying federal land while armed to the teeth right now being all kinds of criminal, but you are mad a few black people holding picket signs and demanding equal treatment. Really?

  • sandyatthebeach1

    A few people with picket signs? You have GOT to be kidding…lol You are right. The government is on my last nerve when in Baltimore the Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to the police to stand down and let them release and destroy!!!!!! See, you THINK you know it all but you don’t. I was so mad seeing what was going on I wanted to go and do some destroying myself you know….I blame Obama for the biggest part of the divide today. Baltimore Mayor should have had to loose her job for what she did, but, of course she didn’t….

  • theORIGINALbelle

    So let me point out your LIES…BET is not black only (in fact the owner is white…he’s owed it for the last 15years)…next, the NAACP is not black only, good to know what you are talking about before you spew lies. The NAACP was founded by WHITE PEOPLE. Hey you can watch BET and you can join NAACP no one is stopping you. And promise you will see white and Latinas on BET. You will also see them being recognized at awards shows that cater to black people…cater to does not me segregate. But nice try. Like BET is not new…these awards shows are not new…so how are we moving bakckwards. Because white people say it needs to end then that means it needs to end? How dare you black people celebrate your achievements and accomplishments. Fall in line and do what we white people and this puppet Stacey says. MAN PAHLEASE!

  • kofybean

    So your complaint is that there are no white women in beauty pageants or that there are no white women in Black beauty pageants? Because, like this Dash women, I dont think you understand society at all.

  • george

    this bitch is really crazy! did i say CRAZY!!!!

  • Tennman39

    Stacy, you make perfect sense, if we could all accept the fact that we are Americans, not White, Black etc. we could move past the manufactured hate of the

    likes of Al Sharpton and BLM. All lives matter and I respect the rights of all people and reject the likes of people that are always playing the “Victim Scenario”. Stacy would be a candidate for the “Voice Of Reason”. Thank you and Bless the people of color who compete every day for a place in society equal not separate.

  • Black_N_Blessed

    I’m African (Black) and all that, that encompasses. And I don’t want to be called any other race, ethnicity, or nationality. They can keep all the rest of those American titles that don’t mean a damn thing but to say that they are not African (Black).

  • sandyatthebeach1

    So you are saying that you were born in Africa? If you were born in America, then you are Black, not African American. Enough is enough. Move on to try to make things better. Our Black/White president has made relations so much worse, I think he has done it intentionally. Yes, get rid of Black Expo, BET, etc. It is desegregation that White people would not be allowed to do. Can you imagine White Expo, WET, etc. No, you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

  • Black_N_Blessed

    Why are you confused as to what I’m declaring I am? I just told you what I am, and I didn’t mention a birthplace, you did. Take your own advice and move on from trying to tell people who they are. It’s none of your business how they define themselves as long as they don’t try and define YOU. If someone tells you what they prefer to be considered as, accept it because it’s their right to do so, whether you agree with their choice or not. As long as it’s not hurting you, why should you care?

  • sandyatthebeach1

    I am not the one that is confused. YOU said you are African. I said, “If you were born in America, you were Black, not African American. You are making yourself look like an idiot. AND before you say I called you an idiot, read it again. Pretend to be what you want, however, the % of African in you is probably minimal by now.

  • Black_N_Blessed

    Yes you are confused if you think that you get to tell ME who, and what, I am. That’s right, I said, “I’m African” and that’s what I mean, “I’m African.” You obviously have a problem with my identity being African or you wouldn’t be making such a big deal out of it. And you are the one looking like the idiot pretending that what your definition of someone, who you don’t even know, is actually who, and what you say they are. When, in fact, who and what they say they are has nothing to do with your opinion. Worry about who you are.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    You missy are too cute…..:)

  • Quedog

    -Black males getting killed by cops is NOT Manufactured.
    -Innocent black men being sentenced to long prison sentences only to be deemed innocent is not manufactured
    -Disproportionate number of black kids being suspended from school compared to their white counterparts is not manufactured.

    However, somehow White America want to MANUFACTURER lies about the black community. Interesting.

  • Tennman39

    If you are referring to Ferguson, Baltimore, etc. I f a Policeman directs you to obey a command and you resist, you have to expect the Officer to respond with whatever is necessary to protect himself and the public. He cannot discern what the assailant will or won’t do. However I believe that some measure of concern should be shown for the Officers that were assassinated by blacks in New York and other places. Instead we see people march in the streets yelling “What do we want? “Dead Cops” “when do we want it” NOW! if I was a policeman I might be a little more persuaded to err on the safe side.

  • kofybean

    Why is Joseph Houseman and Joseph M. Parker still alive?

  • Ronda

    Just because there is a BET network or a Black History Month, does not mean black people don’t want to integrate. It because of our desire to be included that these things exist. Please stop generalizing the issue…. Black people want their music to be played on MTV, however MTV refused so BET was created. That’s pretty simple to understand, Right? Black people want their history and contributions to this great American country to be taught, discussed and acknowledged HOWEVER, it was constantly overlooked and dismissed from text books and educational platforms SO… In all actuality we “settled” for one measly month out of the year to highlight black history. Again it was our desire to be INCLUDED! As a black woman, YES, I wish I could just live my life as an “American” knowing that I have the same level playing field as a white woman, but I don’t. I’m not telling you what I heard but what I’ve experienced. I am fully qualified, well educated, professionally presentable and yet I have been culturally dismissed b/c of my brown skin. I just wanted to be INCLUDED! For people to suggest that Stacey is correct fail to acknowledge that there is a lack of diversity or are just content that the little diversity that does exist is “enough”. That’s why black people should just “be happy with what we got”. Never desire to truly have more because more would suggest less for the white population. Lastly I will say that BET is not a segregated network, it’s actually niche television programming. No different than Telemundo, WE, LOGO, or Christian broadcast. It “specializes” in a specific entertainment. BET Awards is not racist or exclusive to black people. Robin Thick, Sam Smith, Justin Timberlake have all won awards. Matter of fact JT had been nominated 9 Times, go figure. Why is there not a call to abolish Latin Grammy’s or Country Music Awards?

  • kiminHouston

    Very well stated and I fully agree!!

  • kofybean

    Why does no one understand this?

  • http://zenartandillustration.wordpress.com/ Raven Burnes

    Ronda, you said it best. You are one of the few people who seem to get it. Take care.

  • Ronda

    In regards to the Oscars or any award show for that matter, it’s all subjective to an individual’s opinion. So if 30 white men decide that Idris Elba’s performance in Beast of No Nations wasn’t worthy of a nomination, does that make it so? Well in this case, I guess it does since he didn’t receive one. However there are thousands of people who says otherwise. It’s just crazy to me that NO black actors received nominations the coveted award when those very same movies have been highly recognized nationally and internationally in addition to breaking box office records & revenues. Why?? But what’s more bazaar is the two white men that received nominations for screen writing ‘Straight out of Compton’…. Like they really got a nod for outlining a “real life pictorial” LOL! They didn’t “create” that story.

  • http://www.yvonnekaye.com/ Dr. Yvonne Kaye

    I don’t know why there are awards shows anyway, Why should people who can act and earn a great deal of money, get awards. I just don’t get it. This will probably be misconstrued too. oh well. that’s the way of the world.

  • Scott Frasier

    Dash is a “Dish” numerous movies now a days suck. regardless who is the star(s).

  • Terri5453

    I’d like to start by saying why don’t the people that made these overrated complaining asshole have the vote NOTE a bunch of suits that sit on their ass in their high dollar offices It’s the people that I bet most has to save to get to go to the movie who pays stupid high price for monthly TV who’ve been their fan for years who’ve put them up there to even where they could be looked at for an award. AND why is that there is 1ooo’s of tv shows movies that people never see that’s probably better than what we do only thing you can count on today going to a movie is tits & bare asses or robots They’ve can’t even keep a true story true with the facts Will & Jade could probably pay off the national debt & they’re bitchin & moanin over a piece of glass or gold or whatever the hell it is but it should be the people that votes for the actors movies all of it and its so EASYYY to do now days. I’m so sick of hearing rich people complain and the black complain There’s a lot of white people treated no different.If your going to act like a idiot and screw up your going to be treated like one if you don’t wanna work & all you wanna to is fight do drugs then cry black lives matter well where I’m from we have a whole lotta whites same dang way you have to make something out of your self no body can do it for you I don’t care what color you are. I was born and raised where there wasn’t a hand full of black people but the ones that was there were hard working God fearing good people worked where everybody else did when I say when I was growing up in 60’s Course was no media so we knew nothing of what went on in other place on a good day 2 of the 4 channels on tv might come in NWMo I guess was the best place in the world to be raised we sure all got along America needs turned back over to the people and stop this BS of a choice few telling of what to do who to like what to watch BECAUSE it’s US THE PEOPLE who makes them rich we just get poorer Thank sorry Have a nice day

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    To all the “colorblind” white people in this thread.

    Would you like to trade races with me for a week? I’m a healthy, presentable, educated married mother of 1 who is self employed and married to the man of my dreams for the last 22 years. I’ve never been divorced nor have I ever received a dime of welfare in my life. That doesn’t stop many white people from taking liberties with me they wouldn’t if I looked like them. They assume I’m dumb, poor and lacking in basic critical thinking skills, that is until I open my mouth.

    I don’t have a chip on my shoulder, I married a wonderful white man so I’m definitely not racist or looking for a fight with white people, but I am aware of micro aggressions and the nuanced subtlety that is modern bigotry.

    When my little girl was 2, an elderly white woman came over to our table at a fantastic restaurant. Without bothering to acknowledge me, she leans into my baby’s stroller, twirls my baby’s curly hair around her rickety finger (some of you guys do tend to that without asking,) comments on her rosy cheeks to the people she’s with after checking out her clean, fresh clothing and shoes and says, and I kid you not, “Well. Somebody takes real good care of you.” And walks away.

    What the holy F#ck?

  • Irene

    Dear Yeah.. what makes you think “colorblind” people haven’t been in your shoes? It’s not like black people have a monopoly on being discriminated against.. puleez! I am an older white woman who is part black and I went to a black college while I was working. I made some friends and I was also pushed off the sidewalk by a bunch of black girls who don’t like white looking people. The girl looked me straight in the eye while she elbowed and shouldered past me… I just considered the source and tried not to be judgmental but to tell you the truth, I was raised in the north and didn’t know what racism was until I came south. You want to believe racism just exists in whites but you must certainly know, as an educated person, that racism comes in ALL colors. As to the older woman – that bitch was rude but for gawd’s sake. you sound like a loony-tune thinking white people are all like that. You also need to “stop the madness”. If you believe being in a nice, expensive restaurant with your white husband puts you in a better place then you are delusional. People are people, no matter where you dine.. she was an idiot but that doesn’t mean you have to be as stupid as she is. I’m glad you found your knight in shining armor, no matter what color he is. All the best!

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Reading comprehension must be a lost art.

    I didn’t say I was in an expensive restaurant with my husband, I wasn’t. I said I was in a fantastic restaurant with my two year old.

    I find it odd that you could read my experience and come away with nothing other than somehow, the fact that blacks can be just as racist is lost on me.

    I’m sorry that being bi-racial in your youth caused you extraordinary stress, but it kind of is what it is. As a mother of a bi-racial child, you don’t have to tell me that people are people. I’m raising someone who looks just like you and I raise her to know that. Don’t confuse me with some hateful half-wit.

    You’d be ill equipped for the discussion.

  • Irene

    I find it odd that you believe I lack reading comprehension when I can say the same of you. I never said being “bi-racial in my youth caused me extraordinary stress” – if you re-read what I said I look white and blacks assumed I am white. You sound like a hateful half-wit and the more you write the more it seems so.. get off your high horse. As to the woman who touched your daughter you should have said something to her then and there. Here you are complaining to a bunch of faceless people on Patheos when you could
    have/should have stood up for the right not to be accosted by an old
    snobby white woman. It’s really easy to sit behind that computer screen and talk the talk but when it’s face to face you shrink from confrontation… kind of spineless on your part, don’t you think? Really!! I’m terribly disappointed in you.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    You know, you keep misrepresenting my argument to make it easier to attack. Resorting to ad-hominem attacks about what kind of person or mother I must be or not be without actually knowing me or my child is a good sign that that emotion has won over any logic you could have come up with instead.

    The truth is, you have never been face to face with me to say whether or not I shrink from confrontation. You just have no idea. Its literally impossible for you to have ever witnessed that because you don’t know me, never have laid eyes on me so you are just guessing. and making up things you can never know for sure. That’s slanderous and irresponsible. Congratulations. I’m sure you’re way too old for those behaviors.

    Good luck with that winning personality. Can I go to your church? Kidding.

  • http://www.yvonnekaye.com/ Dr. Yvonne Kaye

    I was raised in a black neighbourhood in London.UK. It is called Brixton, same place David Bowie was born. I was exposed to ‘reverse racism; which doesn’t exist., racism is racism. anything that is prejudiced against someone who is different to the critic. I wrote about being a ‘victim’ as a little white girl and the response I got was I was trying to re write history. WRONG. I believe we are all human becomings and I too have been homeless, with a violent childhood and yes……………….I AM COLOURBLIND.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    You shouldn’t have to be colorblind. There is nothing more beautiful on this earth than diversity. My hope is that despite how much melanin we possess, we can all love and appreciate our differences and our similarities without dismissing either.

  • http://www.yvonnekaye.com/ Dr. Yvonne Kaye

    That’s exactly my point. I see people as human beings. Is that so bad and do I have to be called names because I express it differently to others? I am so tired of the kind of response I got from Reddoch. It stops discussion and just turns nasty. “Those of us who went through hell in our lives, are discredited because we are what? After all, doesn’t colour blind mean I respect all? That’s what I thought it meant. When it comes down to it, there is no difference in suffering. I work with the parents of murdered children, veterans with severe PTSD and other awful painful situations. colour doesn’t come into it. I think it is terribly sad that words are misconstrued., My patients see me very differently to those who ridicule. The Seminary from which I was ordained. the motto there is In Addition To, Rather Than Instead Of. This has left me feeling entirely sad in that it is no wonder the world is in its current decline when people have to be abusive to others’ points of view.

  • jjreddoo

    If you wish to be respected start by respecting others. Colorblindness is an act of disrespect.

  • http://www.yvonnekaye.com/ Dr. Yvonne Kaye

    I apologise if I offended you.

  • jjreddoo

    It’s OK; I meet well-meaning white people all the time. Just part of the brown lifestyle.

  • http://www.yvonnekaye.com/ Dr. Yvonne Kaye

    I would like to understand more. Of course I would never know how you feel anymore than you would about me. Is there a way that I could learn more. For example, I don’t know what the brown lifestyle is, only that of my friends and what they have shared with me. If you have any suggestions how I could be more cognizant of the lifestyle, that would help. You are an honest man – is there ever going to be a time when we can accept one another.

  • jjreddoo

    What I meant by the brown life style, is all the little things that minorities deal with living as a minority in a predominantly white culture. For example, white people either ignore our differences and treat us like we were white (color blindness), treat us with kid gloves, or treat us as inferior (overt racism). We do want to be treated “normally” but that usually means pretending we’re white.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    You got what you wanted. She apologized to you how about apologizing to her for the name calling?? Where is YOUR respect for her?

  • jjreddoo

    She said something racist and disrespectful (without realizing it of course). I called her out on it. She apologized. Kind of like when old people say the word “chink” or “wetback” and you have to explain to them that that is not socially acceptable and somewhat offensive. They don’t know; we all say insensitive things sometimes.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    So why don’t you thank her for apologizing and you apologize for calling her a name? How about mutual respect?

  • http://www.yvonnekaye.com/ Dr. Yvonne Kaye

    I read the article. thank you for suggesting I read it and certainly I understand the difference between multiculturalism and colour blindedness. I realize you only know me in the posting. However, I am most respectful to people and now have another point of view to study. Never been accused of disrespect before and I always stop and think of what is being said to me rather than be defensive. a perpetual student one might say. Just one small thing. Age is merely a number. It is the attitude and openness to other viewpoints that help me grow that matters. thank you for your honesty.

  • jjreddoo

    It’s OK. I get worked up sometimes when this topic comes up. I’m sorry for calling you an old fool.

  • http://www.yvonnekaye.com/ Dr. Yvonne Kaye

    You are most gracious. thank you. from your postings especially to me, you are the kind of person with whom I would like to discuss this so I learn well,. My late beloved husband John who died June 5th 2015 was one of the most accepting people I ever met. His openness put mine to shame and I know he would like me to pursue being educated in this subject. I don’t know the rules of this page on whether such direction can take place but I really do want to learn. If you are willing to give me some readings perhaps or history to peruse it would be much appreciated. He always said I wrote from my heart and that now and again it would be a good idea to invite my brain in to take part! That’s the Royal Navy for you. I don’t know which country you are in but thank you for your insight. You have no idea how helpful it is.

  • FreedomToReason

    It really does seem you have a chip on your shoulder contrary to what you say. Nobody has said here or in the article that racist people don’t exist so why the victim impact statement aimed at ‘colorblind’ people. It seems to me the ‘colorblind’ people are the ones trying to make the reality of a society where no one gives a crap about color. A society where your real interactions with people and contributions to society will be the measure of a person. You should be working WITH the colorblind people unless you are for segregation.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    I don’t have a chip. I was born in Germany, I went to school on the German economy, I was not military affiliated, I had German friends, I spoke fluent German, had German caretakers, moved to the US with my parents (who are from Missouri originally) and married a German man 15 years later. We have been married for 22 years now and our little girl is now 10 :). I have been raised with and around white people my entire life and literally, all obvious barriers are down. I am not wary around white people, I’m not standoffish towards white people today because I have never had a reason to be that way.

    There seem to be two schools of thoughts about colorblindness. The argument for colorblindess is that ignoring other’s racial & ethnic identities is the key to peace. The argument against colorblindness is that we should be able to have a compassionate society despite our racial and ethnic differences and that those differences should be a beautiful addition. A colorblind society, in my opinion, seems nice, but it also seems like a slippery slope. Is a gender blind society next? Don’t we love our differences? Masculine, Feminine, something on the spectrum between the two? Black, White, Asian, Hispanic and everyone else also? I do. I celebrate our differences and love everyone no matter, AND because of their differences. That’s the difference I think.

    People are different. Its a lot easier to ignore our differences than to embrace them and come out the other side loving people anyway.

  • FreedomToReason

    You seem to be under the impression that colorblindness is like a state mandated law that you are not allowed to discuss differences so that we may all live in peace. I would ask you to think about all your many friends and if you categorize them according to their hair color? Do you feel you need to treat the blondes differently from the brunettes? Do you need to make sure you have a good mix of all the hair colors in your friend mix so you can be called egalitarian? Or is it that the color of their hair just doesn’t even enter the equation? Ya they are all different; we are all unique but the color of their hair makes absolutely no difference in your interactions with them. THAT is colorblindness and that is how it should be. Now this is a loose analogy and I am sure it can be picked apart from many angles but it is not the analogy that is the issue but the goal.

  • Hortance

    Old people love kids. Complementing a child in front of the parent is a compliment to both.
    I wonder what your demeanor was as the older woman approached?
    Does your daughter look biracial? Might explain “somebody takes good care of you”, rather than risking “Is she your daughter?” in preparation for a compliment. A mine field for even a white person who was trying to be gracious.
    Not criticizing too hard, though, because I wasn’t there…but next time, show a nice smile. I bet that woman wouldn’t have approached at all unless she noticed your daughter’s good behavior, too.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Hi there :). They do. And I love old people. Normally I would have been so happy to be on the receiving end, but this was different. I know its easy to assume I must be cultivating a chip on my shoulder towards white people, but you have to know my history to say for sure.

    I was born in Germany, went to school and lived on the German economy as we were unaffiliated with the military. I had German care takers, German friends, and once we moved to the states (parents originally being from Missouri) 15 years later, I marry a German guy. Go figure lol. I love white people. I love black people. I love all people and celebrate our differences because they are awesome. Thats why I can confidently say, my demeanor was open and friendly. I was waiting for her to meet my smile. She never even looked at me.

    Yes my daughter looks bi-racial. She’s got a sweet caramel complexion with rosy cheeks, big brown eyes and a curly top :)

    I don’t know what it was, but it reminded me of the scene in Color Purple, Miss Sophia’s “Hell No.” Scene LOL. Of course I wasn’t angry and I don’t condone violence at all. I found it more curious than maddening, but it was just a throw back to a time where some non black people were shocked and suprised that we are “clean” and well put together. I’m sure she didn’t mean to be insensitive in her off-handed complement to me, but the fact that one can be oblivious to what that sounds like saddens me. What if you lived in a poor trailer park, and I came to visit you and the the one and only thing I said to you was, “Your house and children look so clean. Somebody takes good care of them.” As if to say, everything looks great despite the fact that you’re poor, good for you. And to do so without even looking at you. Its beyond weird to me. And everybody on here can’t understand how I have the audacity to be disturbed by my encounter and not just graciously accept the “compliment,” in 2016. Wow.

    Anyway, here’s the clip if you aren’t familiar :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy2GKyD2IoQ

  • Hortance

    Gotcha. I know what you mean, now. You sound like a delightful gal, very nice post.
    Extra credit for liking Germans. My folks are from the Black Forest region. Never even been there but I’m told by German expatriots I meet in business that I look like those locals too.
    Guess I’ll step off and let you respond appropriately to strangers as you see fit. :)

  • sandyatthebeach1

    What you assume WHITE people think of you is on you. Guess what, white people think the same about other white, yellow, brown people the same way blacks make assumptions. You do have a chip on your shoulder and you are racist and looking for a fight with white people. You are funny. Elderly people don’t think about how things seem or what you will assume and I am talking of all races. That was a compliment but you chose to take it in a negative way. You keep bringing up that you are married to a white man… good for you..I guess..? I have a black SON in law….. what is your point? You called me a dolt without provocation. Nope you are not racist or looking for a fight.

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    Its hard to be a racist black lady looking at and loving your white spouse and bi-racial child everyday. It would be awesome if you’d refrain from acting like you know me. I keep saying I married a white guy because people assume that I must be racist since I’m complaining about an experience I had with who I had it with. Its necessary to get the fact that I’m not racist out to the way first for people like you who seem to desperately want it to be true. It makes it easier for you to argue. Its a lot harder to argue that I must be sensitive to racism and looking for as fight if I have a chip. I literally don’t. Sometimes people are just awful.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    Just because you are married to a white man doesn’t mean that you are not racist. Why does this confuse you, and you do have a chip. Right out of the gate, you called me a dolt? Is this how you taught your daughter as well. I am not assuming to know you. Your comments are doing that for you just fine. I am done with you. I won’t be responding again. Just can’t teach some people……

  • YeahAboutThatThough

    You are really reaching now. Filling in the blanks and assumptions are the tools of a weak arguer.

    You opened the door for personal attacks. Don’t be mad I stepped through it. Good riddance.

  • Rob

    Wrong about the majority of nominators being white men. The people who nominate actors to win an Oscar, are members of the Actors Guild. That’s any actor from Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, Idris Elba, Halley Berry, Will Smith, Jada Pinket Smith, to the lower actors on the pole, the extras. They all nominate whom they feel, and what movie they feel, reached the greatest achievement in the film industry. Not just all white men.

  • http://zenartandillustration.wordpress.com/ Raven Burnes

    To vote on the Oscars you have to be a member of the Academy. You can find the demographics on the Academy by doing an online search.

  • greatj

    Why is the Democratic Black Congressional only for blacks???

  • jjreddoo

    Because the regular one is full of whites. . .

  • Martin Cohn

    Hey we are all black. Everyone’s ancestors came from Africa. So where do I go to pick up all my freebies?

  • jjreddoo

    What freebies? You should stop reading that Klan recruitment pamphlets.

  • RAZZ

    that’s what the majority of White people think! That all Blacks are on some kind of government assistance when in essence they are the majority on assistance…I don’t even listen to these ignorant bastards anymore! Maybe all of them will die of ignorance and racism soon!

  • jjreddoo

    Maybe he is referring to all the free work blacks provided to white people for that period. . .

  • sandyatthebeach1

    You are misinformed because the % of Blacks and Whites on assistance is higher for Blacks. Now, do I care??? NO!!! Let me tell you what RAZZZZZZ there is more Black racism and ignorance than Whites but you won’t own it…. Keep talking like you do because you are pissing off more and more white people and I don’t think you really want that……get me bra!

  • RAZZ

    U.S. Department of Agriculture data from 2013, which administers welfare, 40.2 percent of SNAP recipients are white, 25.7 percent are Black, 10.3 percent are Hispanic, 2.1 percent are Asian and 1.2 percent are Native American.Mar 3, 2015

    http://madamenoire.com/515370/stereotype-debunked-whites-receive-food-stamps-blacks/

    ALWAYS BEEN THAT WAY!!! SO JUST KEEP TALKING YOUR SHIT BEHIND THE KEYBOARD!

  • sandyatthebeach1

    African Americans were more likely to receive public assistance than other groups
    In 2012, an average of 41.6% of African Americans received means-tested benefits each month. About 18% of Asians or Pacific Islanders and 13% of whites received benefits each month. Thirty-six percent of Hispanics of any race received government assistance.
    I WILL TALK HOW EVER I WANT….. Watch Maury, girls on there testing 8 men and STILL can’t find the fathers. Young guys have 9 kids but don’t pay a frigging dime child support. Who do you think picks up the slack? I am done with you and your self righteous piece of shit self!!!!!!

  • RAZZ

    Thanks for showing your LACK of intelligence! You have to resort to cussing. Anyway, I watch Maury at times and the scenarios of what you are speaking of crosses all racial lines. So miss me with that! By the way, before you start really showing your prejudice, I am a white male college professor and my parents, now retired, were college professors also. I have been married for 30 years and my wife is a high school teacher. We have ONE child who is a graduating honor senior in college also. So if you are done with me, be done! Stay right there behind that keyboard where you can talk trash because you have no balls to say all of this to somebody’s face! Have a nice life!

  • Martin Cohn

    Just a little butthurt there?

  • jjreddoo

    What are you like a 10 year old racist?

  • Martin Cohn

    Guess the answer is yes you are.

  • jjreddoo

    Huh?

  • deeleriousdee

    This woman is an idiot & has obviously been walking around all of her life in the dark. She suggest that there is no ” White history month ” & therefore it is improper to host a ” Black history month “. Well she’s totally correct & on point in respect to there not being a ” White history month”, as there’s ” white history’ taught all year long. Each day & every day. Is she for real ? I agree without reservation that there shouldn’t be a ” Black history month “, rather black history, as well as the histories of all other ethnic groups living in America, should be taught all throughout the year, just as white history is. The truth of history frightens these people to death, & that is why they’ve gone above & beyond to hide it from the world. ” And the truth will make you free “.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    Black history does not frighten me to death. What breaks my heart is that the Jews went thru soo very much more than slavery and they don’t whine and try to demand that they be treated different. I agree Black history should be and I think it may already be part of school curriculum as “History” not “Black History”. Whites helped the black slaves and even fought for black freedom. Maybe the people of color need to have some meetings with Holocaust survivors which are very few alive today. There were between 15-20 Million men, women and children killed. 1/2 of which died skin and bone only….

  • RAZZ

    What ignorance!

  • RAZZ

    There is a lot more to Black History and injustice from what you say! You don’t like Blacks talking about racism? Try living in it every day! If people would stop grouping and stereotyping, then maybe we can get a handle on racism!

  • thetruthshallmakeufree

    Actually..what you have said sandyatthebeach sounds a lot like a twisted version of keeping up with the Joneses – Oh my people’s hardship was so much worse than your people’s hardship but not as hard as these people. This is not about comparisons but rather about knowing, learning and sharing the truth. Now what Ms. Dash is suggesting is fine but my concern is, just like what deeleriousdee has shared is that we should be inclusive of all cultural groups in our history books and not what is in existence even to this day which is a very one-sided, rose colored Eurocentric depiction of American history. With all due respect, were you aware of the internment camps that existed in the Western United States during WWII to capture Asian Americans. There are still a few survivors of that era and I can tell you there were many who suffered. They lost their homes, worldly possessions and even though many were 3rd and 4th generation Americans because they “looked Japanese” they became prisoners in their own country. It happened in Canada too.
    Were you aware of the history of Native/aboriginal Americans teaching the Europeans that first came to America how to cultivate the land and maintain livestock or various agriculture? How about the fact that prior to the election of JFK, there were more African-Americans who were economically in the upper middle class or above than at any other time in history? Probably not, which is why removing Black History month or other Racial ethnic group’s recognition month without truly including their story in hiSTORY is dangerous and downright reckless.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    Explain the “Truth” to me….

  • thetruthshallmakeufree

    Sandy…there were three questions about certain ethnic/racial groups that I asked you about…they are all true statements. Did you know about them – honestly? You commented on the holocaust giving inflated numbers, that thankfully you acknowledged, apologized and accepted the true numbers. You should know the full history of America or at the very least have access to it, which sadly many don’t. This is why I said it is dangerous and reckless to discard it. Not learning from history is the reason that antisemitism is on the rise and not decline today….just sayin’.

    On a whole other note, what Stacey Dash has said along with a litany of other misguided and at times misinformed statements from others I find fascinating is for one main reason…we really need to know the truth about each other. It’s funny how something as trivial as the Oscars can stir up such racial and ethnic strife and few people actually stop and ask themselves WHY such an uproar or why such a visceral reaction to the Black entertainers raising the point? Why are they (Black entertainers) up in arms so to speak? What really is their beef? If you honestly believe that it is about the need for affirmative action of nominees then you’ve missed the point. THE TRUTH is that there is a lack of diversity in the Academy’s membership on so many levels (age, race, gender, religion etc) which makes no sense to these Black entertainers. It is 2016 for goodness sake.

    It isn’t as simple as make a good movie, then get an award. This is 2016. Why are there so few members from different ethnic backgrounds in the Academy? Why is it possible for members to nominate films they HAVE NOT seen? What is the criteria that they are using? What is going on behind the scenes that we don’t know or hear about? Why are some White people reacting with the response oh here we go again to those Black entertainers instead of doing some critical thinking and considering the questions I’ve just posed? These are the questions many of the Black entertainers are asking because in this day and age, the fact that you can still ask those questions…doesn’t make sense.

  • thetruthshallmakeufree

    Sandy…there were three questions about certain ethnic/racial groups that I asked you about…they are all true statements. Did you know about them – honestly? You commented on the holocaust giving inflated numbers, that thankfully you acknowledged, apologized and accepted the true numbers. You should know the full history of America or at the very least have access to it, which sadly many don’t. This is why I said it is dangerous and reckless to discard it. Not learning from history is the reason that antisemitism is on the rise and not decline today….just sayin’.

    On a whole other note, what Stacey Dash has said along with a litany of other misguided and at times misinformed statements from others I find fascinating is for one main reason…we really need to know the truth about each other. It’s funny how something as trivial as the Oscars can stir up such racial and ethnic strife and few people actually stop and ask themselves WHY such an uproar or why such a visceral reaction to the Black entertainers raising the point? Why are they (Black entertainers) up in arms so to speak? What really is their beef? If you honestly believe that it is about the need for affirmative action of nominees then you’ve missed the point. THE TRUTH is that there is a lack of diversity in the Academy’s membership on so many levels (age, race, gender, religion etc) which makes no sense to these Black entertainers. It is 2016 for goodness sake.

    It isn’t as simple as make a good movie, then get an award. This is 2016. Why are there so few members from different ethnic backgrounds in the Academy? Why is it possible for members to nominate films they HAVE NOT seen? What is the criteria that they are using? What is going on behind the scenes that we don’t know or hear about? Why are some White people reacting with the response oh here we go again to those Black entertainers instead of doing some critical thinking and considering the questions I’ve just posed? These are the questions many of the Black entertainers are asking because in this day and age, the fact that you can still ask those questions…doesn’t make sense.

  • disqus_skHep144Iv

    What history book are you reading? The audacity if you to trivialize the plight of Black people guess you’re comparing the Holocaust to the Middle Passage, Slavery, and Jim Crow. Your numbers are grossly exaggerated to exclaim a point that is invalid in the first place. Shame on you. Please, study history. You are terribly ill informed.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    I am not trying to trivialize Slavery. You are correct and I apologize. The numbers I got was from the Business Insider so I went to Jewish Virtual Library and their number is 6 Million killed. Is all I have wanted to say is I think Black History Month, Black Expo, Black whatever should be done away with and taught as regular HISTORY curriculum and 1 person takes what I said in a defensive way and I have been called names, etc. Right now, I don’t give a shite anymore… I have a Black SON in law, I will continue to love him like he was my own child and you think what you want because when all is said and done, you will be right, I will be wrong. Please study about the real Al Sharpton and his cohorts.

  • disqus_skHep144Iv

    No offense. The whole premise that we somehow are at odds is what happens when it is someone’s purpose to divide. I love U as a human and hope you love me too.

  • Black_N_Blessed

    Then you need to ask the Jews (white people) to do away with Israel because they lied and whined and lied and whined until they got people to believe that it was right for them to take someone else’s homeland because they felt persecuted every where they went to steal. Even today, the amount of US military resources that goes to support the Jews killing of the Palestinians is astronomical. They have NEVER proven any of their claims to that land, or the validity of their persecution ‘everywhere,’ or that they are THE chosen people to be God’s people. It’s all bullshit. WE are ALL God’s people.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    OmGosh! Do I need to show you pictures of the huge holes filled to the top with skin and bone dead bodies and skin and bone bodies barely alive? I know slaves were beat, raped, etc but you cannot honestly say that slaves were treated worse than Holocaust victims. Gas chambers, torture, experiments. Did you know that there was a Civil War between Whites (yes you had to throw (Jews = White People). A lot of White people died to abolish slavery. You need help. You have no heart or conscious to say such cold unfeeling things. Wow…..

  • jerrbear6586

    someone didnt read history or the bible right…. firstly the jews didnt take any land…. britain gave their land to them after ww2. and before that the jews live there in the rome times. israel is the promise land of the jews from god after they left their slavery by the egyptian. the reason there werent many of them in israel before both wars is because of romes conquest and forcing the jews into slavery. how do you think christianity spread throughout rome? than the sacking of the muslims and the christain crusades made it hard to move back. second jews are gods chosen people thanks to abraham. he was the only one to listen to god and worship him. so god blessed them. we are gentiles. we were graphted in by christ. if he didnt die on the cross than only jews would go to heaven. and yes they are constantly hated. even now you are hating on them because you believe a lie. did you know they were persecuted by the spainish during the spanish inquisition. or before ww1 the russians murder jews? how about thier rights taken away because they were jewish? how about being blamed for the plague and forced to leave. in the end god will bless those who bless the jews and curse those who curse them. oh btw have you ever seen a jew from them middle east? they are brown, the european jews are white….

  • Derpington_The_Third

    “What breaks my heart is that the Jews went thru soo very much more than
    slavery and they don’t whine and try to demand that they be treated
    different.”

    You’re joking right? What do you think Israel is doing right now? We gave Jews a goddamn country after the Holocaust and they’re committing atrocities to Palestinians at this very moment.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    They deserved a country and if they need to protect themselves, so be it..

  • BluEyez

    Who are you referring to as “these people?”

  • sandyatthebeach1

    Look FOR THE LAST TIME!!!!! I SAID I THINK THAT BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN SCHOOL HISTORY SHOULD BE DONE AWAY WITH AND BE A FIXED PART OF SCHOOL CURRICULUM JUST AS WHITE, INDIAN, BRITISH HISTORY, etc, however, I have been drug thru the dirt, called names to a point where I get pissed off and then say whatever stupid shit I want and hopefully to piss you off. If you want to be treated the same then act like it for God’s sake!!!! Get rid of Black Exp, Black Miss Universe, etc. You cannot have it both ways. Do you understand that?? Oh, and thank you for calling me an idiot. You are part of that group…

  • Bill Holt

    With 520 comments ahead of mine, my thought can’t be the fir

  • Jamie Oliver

    I think she has a point. Blacks have fought for decades to be treated equal and yet they stand alone in having special rights like she stated with BET, Black History Month, etc. We don’t have channels and awards dedicated to other racial groups (that I am aware of, anyway). They want to be treated as equals yet want to act separate. As for the Academy Awards, I am probably not the first to say that maybe there were no blacks that were good enough this time around. I don’t know since I really don’t go to the movies. Why can’t the Academy Awards be based on talent and not race? I don’t see other races rising up because their race was not nominated.

  • Robert Withers

    Fox news is dedicated to the kkk, and every other human being massacres in the United States

  • Derpington_The_Third

    BET and Black History Month are not “rights”.

    Black History Month is 28 days, the shortest month of the year. The rest of the year is “White History Month(s)”.

  • John

    YEs by allll means shall we start WET…..Whites Entertainment Television……..yeah and how many nanoseconds before Twanna Al not-so-Sharpton and Jesse jerk-off Jackson show up and burn down my house……..

    AMERICANS ALL……!!!!

  • Robert Withers

    You all ready have WET, IT’S CALLED FOX NEWS

  • http://fromauniqueperspective.wordpress.com From A Unique Perspective

    Black History Month should be EVERYDAY! The sad thing is a lot of Blacks today don’t even care about Black history.

  • GRACE KELLY HAS CLASS

    all ‘blacks’ and all ‘whites’ (two ridiculous terms for a pack of mongrel races) – aspire to ONE impossible totem. And thats to be white like bowl of rice. bleached rice. wtf is wrong with you people?

  • Brad Davis

    All these people bocoting the Oscars makes we think they are the biggest racist of them all. I thought it was judging the art of acting and film making not a political ideology.

  • jjreddoo

    They are making subjective judgment.

  • http://www.StudioBrule.com/ Steve Brulé

    blah blah blah … the awards reflect the approx demographics of the US. so STFU

  • jjreddoo

    I wasn’t aware there were zero African Americans left in America. I wonder where they all moved to. . .

  • 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???

  • Anna Conner

    Live in the now not that past If you keep using the past to define the now and future you will always live in the past. Its people like Al Sharpton who happens to be one of the biggest racist against white who in turns gets whites to start hating people of color and other races. Soon as this group of people figure it out who is stirring the pot we might have a chance.

    Now i’m going to do a little scenario to relate to the Oscars. I have a white man and a Black woman working let’s say a Factory assembling wing nuts on to bolts. Jake *the white guy* and Yasmine for the”black lady” Jake fills his daily quota in 4hrs and goes home and gets paid for 8hr cause he filled his Quota and wont’ do anymore. While Yasmine Fills her Quota in 7hrs but keeps working the extra hour to get more done cause she loves her job.

    Okay its time for job Evaluations. The boss is white. he sees Jake gets his Quota done in 4hrs and clocks out and get’s his full pay since he fills his Quota but doesn’t do anything else just goes home. Now the boss sees Yasmine hmmm yes it takes her 7hrs but she doesn’t clock out right away and does extra good and on time everyday hasn’t been missed a day of work in 3 years.

    Now which would be more bullshit. Give Jake the payraise cause he doesn’t stick around gets his quota done and fire Yasmine cause she working longer hours costing more money? and has not been authorized to work the overtime

    OR…. Give jake no pay raise and increase his Quota . Give Yasmine the pay raise but tell her no more overtime.

    OR…. Give jake and yasmine both pay raise for doing great work.

    Or. the list goes on..

    The Oscars are the same .. If your acting sucks you don’t get an award. People anymore think they are entitled to every damn thing If you suck at what you do you and your keep getting rewards for sucking you never improve yourself.. If you suck and don’t get a reward you either one quit or you do what you can to improve yourself.

  • disqus_skHep144Iv

    That is the stupidest shit I ever heard. Go sit ur dumbass down

  • Dan

    Hahaha, niqqers are so pathetic.. Bunch of crybaby monkeys… Lol

  • J Rose

    Your example was proving a valid point until you said it was the same thing as an Oscar nomation.
    “If your acting sucks you don’t get an award.” The quality of someone’s acting is subjective, whereas the amount of hours put out by an individual (let’s say Yasmine and Jake have the same work ethic) is clearly defined. The opinion of an actor’s skill/capability varies from person to person, however with your example Yasmine’s additional work is evidence that she’s a hard worker. She works more than Jake, that is fact, and assuming both individuals have the same work ethic it’s safe to say Yasmine works harder than Jake. Not to mention you have compared a woman of color to white man so, in today’s society, it’s also safe to say she makes $0.75 to Jake’s $1 (that $0.75 is most likely lower). Her quality is work is there to be seen and it’s clearly seen she excells on her job, thus she’d get her deserved pay raise. However, with the Oscars, you have a team of predominately white males giving their subjective opinions on the quality of an actor, they don’t know which actors worked more hours but they know what they like and what they’ve liked for the last two years in a row is white actors and actresses.

  • Dan

    Your right, get rid of the hate groups like NAACP, and let’s shoot to kill anyone in the Black Lies Matters.. They NEED to die.. Then put a price on Al “the niqqer Sharpton.. That’s the biggest joke known to man..

  • Gracie Bean

    How about others? I am not saying that it shouldnt be brought up, but have to includes other who have contributed to this country.

  • Antman573

    Apparently she didn’t have a problem cashing her BET check! Lol

  • Chaz Wayne

    Dash is a breath of fresh air. And its funny how everyone preaches how they want freedom and equality but not for anyone who is not just like them. People must all be free to think and feel as they do in their own course, so long as it does not trample all over your freedoms. an Oscar nomination is not a Constitutional freedom guaranteed to anyone. Just because you can act, and make a film does not mean it rises to the level of a nomination in the judges view,…such is art. Artist must accept these things, Art is subject to opinions and judgment. It is not mathematics, and therefore not everything you feel has a value, maintains the same value to anyone else. There is a reason we all do not like country music, blue grass, jazz, classical or hip hop. And unlike some awards, I would find it Racially offensive to anyone of color to create a “Black Films” category just to ensure more black are included in the awards. Dash is correct for that reason. There are many playing fields in this great land where everyone has a Freedom to try their hand and with that the freedom to not win sometimes. I hope they never have to make a category to make sure I can get a participation trophy. Stay Blessed.

  • disqus_skHep144Iv

    We? Who are we? You are not us and made it perfectly clear time after time. Stacy, you are irrelevant and the only reason you are in the news is because of the hyperbole and the shock value you bring to your Fox constituents. Most Blacks don’t give a rat’s ass what u think. Noboby’s really into you…

  • mj

    Any argument that results to insults and hate has no validity. You just showed that.

  • Frank

    Finally a voice of reason and wisdom. But people want their cake and to eat it too so opposition to this sensical idea will continue sadly.

  • mj

    Not only are you gorgeous, you have a beautiful mind. This is fact, people need to stop letting their color or nation of origin define who they are and be the cause of all turmoil they face in life. Everyone faces some sort of “ism”, some people just don’t like you, its life, grow up and get over it.

    :)

  • Mark Gonzales

    I have always been a fan of Stacy Dash she was great in clueless and is very beautiful, now hearing her speak about race in america and saying what has needed to be said for a long time now is sending me into full on celebrity crush mode. Cheers to Stacy Dash and may more AMERICANS wake up and realise that we are all just freaking americans.

  • Celeste Harrell

    We might all be Americans, doesn’t mean that one group has to always be the sacrificial lamb. Maybe lets have a moratorium on the white male dominated congress, lets have a moratorium on white presidents. Until the numbers are equal to other ethnic groups, and women…

  • Mark Gonzales

    Maybe we all should work harder to get what we want and stop complaining and blaming others. Victim mentality never got anyone anywhere with all due respect.

  • Derpington_The_Third

    Victim Mentality is when you’re not actually a victim. Please tell me you don’t actually believe that Blacks in America are not being institutionally victimized or discriminated against.

    Because that’s not even close to being true.

  • Mark Gonzales

    Victim mentality is a state of mind that has nothing to do with whether you are an actual victim. Every human being on earth has been victimized by another, No single race has a monopoly on being a victim. Victim Mentality is when you are always looking outwards at others to blame for whatever may not be going right in your life when you have this state of mind you can never really move forward.

  • Curtis Brown

    I agree that this type of division only fuels the race relation gap. And the fact that Al not so Sharp chimed in confirms it. All he does is under mine Martin Luther Kings legacy what a shame.

  • Celeste Harrell

    How can something be fueled if the flames have never been extinguished? If you check the history of this country, every effort to implement policies and opportunities to justice and “equality” was met with some white dominated resistance. The Civil Rights Movement was 14 years old and ended with the death of MLK. if the Civil Rights Act was meant to bring about greater justice, equality, and fair opportunities in housing, employment, and education, how come he was still waging the movement at the time of his death?

  • Curtis Brown

    The fire never goes out if you keep feeding it. Nobody should get special treatment with true civil rights. Everyone who thinks that they should be treat different than anyone else is just fueling segregation.

  • Ethnic Assets

    Would be nice if Americans could all just be Americans…#DickCheney! (hehehe)

  • Tony

    She is wise as she is beautiful.

  • Seventh Angel

    Black Supremacists and PC White Guilt Liberals may hate her, but she’s right and this is what needs to be done to end racism:

    1. End Black History Month
    2. End African American-only colleges, scholarships, etc.
    3. Stop racist Affirmative Action policies
    4. End giving out Reparations and stop racial taxation
    5. Stop defending career criminals like Mike Brown just because they’re black

  • Ymoore

    Black History Month began by Black people for Black people in 1926 as Negro History Week. That’s what it was when I was a child in the 1960s. In our church we had a special program that always included someone singing an operatic version of a Negro Spiritual, a lecture and, what I liked best, a book table in the back filled with BOOKS BY AND ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE. I learned nothing but NOTHING about what my people brought to the American table in public school. The implication was that my people brought nothing to the table, which was a lie. Over the years, Negro History Month became Black History Month. A time for Black people to learn about ourselves and honor ourselves. Public schools today teach little more about African American history than when I was a child. MLK’s birthday is a holiday. Rosa Parks sat down on the bus. That’s about it. Our children need to know what their people brought and bring to the American table. White children need to this know too. Currently all children are taught in school that only White people brought anything to the American table, and we’re seeing the results of that miseducation in vitriolic assertions of, “We must take our country back,” as soon as a Black man was elected president. If history is not important why is it a required subject from k-4-years of college? Everyone in the American family has brought something to the table. Black History Month is by us for us. It is healthy. It is not asking anyone else if it’s ok to do what we need to do for ourselves. If you don’t want it, keep moving. It here to stay, and we’ll do more before we take it back. If you don’t want any part of it, just don’t take part.

  • xxSJWxx

    You are EXACTLY right. History has been WHITEWASHED, … BY whites , FOR whites and the accomplishments and contributions to society of virtually all minorities have been suppressed, excluded and/or ignored. Sorry… this country is about DIVERSITY…what makes us DIFFERENT, because we are NOT the same and we should ALL be proud of WHO we are as Latinos/Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians, Blacks, Europeans, etc. NO … WHITES do NOT need to be recognized in any “special” way like other races and cultures because WHITES have been ‘running the show’ since the beginning of time.. at the expense of all other cultures. DIVERSITY has ZERO to do with “racism”. In fact racists LOATHE diversity because they LOATHE anyone that is ‘different’ from them. We should be EMBRACING diversity of color, race, religion, language, ethnicity, etc. That DOES NOT make anyone “unequal”… what makes INEQUALITY is the failure to treat us all equal as HUMAN BEINGS. We can all be as different as night and day …. that doesn’t mean that we can’t be treated equally. HUMANITY is the only thing that counts in EQUALITY. ALL HUMAN BEINGS ARE EQUAL. PERIOD !!!

  • Celeste Harrell

    No, let some other group sacrifice their privilege to segregation. If history does not fail you or her, remember Whites are the proponents of segregation. Even after the Civil Rights Era we have been marginalized, and separated, by the status quo. So maybe the white society needs to make a greater effort to be inclusionary. Which by the looks of this awards show controversy, they clearly are not.
    S/N We just elected our first non white head of state, share how you feel about that.

  • Basil Malik

    we’ll end black history month when america tells the truth about its history of bruatality and savagery
    We’ll end AA scholarships when daughter of the revolution end theirs, We’ll We’llstop racist affirmative action programs when white women stop being the largest group to benefit from them
    We would love an end to racial taxation for mortgage financing, auto insurance, banking fees etc
    and lastly dumb fuck, stop making up shit, the only career criminal s involved in the Mike Brown case was the cop and his mother ( he avoided prosecution because of his age, the entire Ferguson police force, the prosecutor and every other less than human sicko who believes someone turned and ran into a hail of bullets.
    Furthmore you inbred trog, calling for accountability and justice is not defending one particular person but the systen that could allow unarmed citizens to be gunned down without benefit of trial or jury.

  • Dan

    Ms. Dash most deffinently hit the nail on the head. If blacks want to be equal then stop seperating your own kind. Black college fund, BET, Miss “black” America. These are only a few of thousands. Then there’s the NAACP. National Association for the Advancment of Colored People…. “Colored” people? They don’t even like being called colored! Of course the “colored” in the NAACP was SUPPOSED to represent ALL people except whites.. Don’t you see all the Mexicans they protect??? Errrr nope. Guess they took that over too

  • kofybean

    I was going to respond to you in-depth, but I finished reading what you wrote and realized you have no clue what you are talking about.

    Colored people? The 1909 founders of the NAACP were white, and they named it as such. Read a book.

  • Dan

    It’s cute how stupid you niqqers actually are.. I mean colored boy

  • 82_anatsantos_54

    it’s people like you that keep the races segregated…never will a minority of today be considered American, no we are not Americans Ms Dash, they won’t allow us to be American, the constantly throw words, like this guy here,around and push us further away from becoming Americans…all it takes is that one word sir, that you so blatantly say and apparently love listening to it rolling out of your mouth…so sad

  • Mark Gonzales

    82_Anatsantos_54 if you get enough people together there are bound to be idiots, the problem is when one idiot like Dan is then treated like he is the norm when he is not. It doesn’t matter if anyone else thinks your american, if you are you are and the opinions of idiots and racists and non evolved people should be left by the way side and not enter into your thought process or they win. Once you allow some unevolved idiot into your head and to send you into a victim state of mind that is when you truly suffer. You have to stay above it and see it for what is is, complete idiocy and not worth your time to even be effected by it.

  • Devin_MacGregor

    So what you are saying is because some cracker ass crackers used a racist term to name an organization to help said peoples that people in the future are unable to rename the organization that stops using the racist term? It sounds like your read the book then dropped it on your head.

  • Jared Dorn

    Dan, I was with you until you used the “N” word. You were making a valid point and then you threw that right out the window with your vulgar comment. I would just like to emphasize that most of us that had Dan’s original point, do not carry the same thought as his response to kofybean. The point is that racism is the separation of one race from the other based on skin color….which is exactly what the many black people are pushing for. Affirmative action is forcing employers to hire a certain percentage of minorities based soley on skin color, not their merits. Minority scholorships, the NAACP, and even BET promote the same thoughts to varying degrees. Even the “Black Lives Matter” protesters wouldn’t acknowledge that all lives matter, only black lives. All of this promotes racism and IS blatantly racism to its core. This is all part of the escalation theory. If you bring a knife, the other guy brings a gun. Then you bring a bigger gun, and this goes back and forth until it gets nuclear. We just celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and in his “I have a dream” speech, he mentioned that he wished for a day when a person was judged by the content of his character, and not the color of his skin. So lets have ALL races start doing just that. Anything less is just childish.

  • Dan

    Throwing the “n” word out there was the nicer way of replying to an ignorant comment. If the black people had any sence whatsoever, they would keep their mouths shut and be thankful that they are even concidered human.
    If you google “do black people posses the Neanderthal gene?”… You will see DNA studies that have proven they don’t. Thus basically NOT belonging to the human race.
    The rioting, looting, always playing the victim, the crime, and the crying with temper-tantrums when they don’t get their way just proves it.
    Even Obama runs this country like a gorilla would, caring more about celebrity status, golf, and elaborate vacations at tax-payers expense, than fixing this country, stomping out terrorism, or fixing race relations. As soon as you grow up and actually pay attention to what’s going on in this world, you will always be a moron!!!

  • robertroach

    In a perfect world I would agree 100% with Stacey Dash. There would be full integration, selections would be based upon merit and all aspects of American History would be taught.

    Unfortunately, this is a far from perfect world because you cannot legislate how people think. The participation of minorities in American history is largely ignored or relegated to a footnote in our educational system (ex: not many people realize that 20% of the US Calvary that “tamed” the Wild West consisted of black troops or that black troops were with Teddy Roosevelt on his charge up San Juan Hill).

    The reality is that many people still vote for those who look like them and think like them. Therefore, if you have a predominantly white group voting on something, then this will result in predominantly white nominees and winners. So I have no issue with minority oriented groups or awards such as BET as long as the mainstream awards are not “integrated” in terms of selection and therefore predominantly white awards.

    That being said, I would not support or promote quotas on awards but would endorse a different system of selecting nominees that is objective and/or based upon the end user/consumers’ preferences.

  • Gracie Bean

    I do agree with you for the most part. And I do agree with some of what Stacey Dash said (shockingly) My issue is the importance we are putting on these awards. While Spike Lee and Jada Pickett-Smith were rally around this: (Ms Jada sitting in front of an elephant tusk mind you) there are people in Flint MI with NO water. A basic nessicity. Why arent they concerned with that? The same day this was headline news, a report came out about the death toll in Iraq. 19,000 Iraqis have been murdered by ISIS. And this is what we carry on about? It is really only important to them, not the rest of us and shouldnt be. They were not the ones who brought up BET or Black History month or any of that. They were only concerned with their awards. That is why this whole thing loses merit and seems completely childish.

  • robertroach

    Gracie:

    I agree with you. For me the Oscars, BET awards and generally opinions of the Hollywood elite hold little interest to me. I commented based upon the broader issues that Stacey Dash brought to the conversation and my perspective as a moderate conservative who happens to be black.

  • Devin_MacGregor

    I served in the 1st CAVALRY Division. Calvary is a cross. Cavalry means horse. You do know how the so called Wild West was tame, right? By killing more buffalo than the indigenous could kill so their way of life would die out faster. You sure you want to add that 20% to that lot? What about the Black Africans who sold other Black Africans into slavery? Want to add that to the history books too? Or what about how nastier the Sub Saharan and East African Slave Trade was? Oh wait but that is not about USA history.

    So only white people vote for white people and no one else? Or are you implying ALL people only vote for people of their OWN skin color? So are you saying when white people see white people win an award they stand up and shout fuck yeah White Power? Or are you saying that Blacks stand up and say fuck yeah Black Power when any Black wins something? Are you saying you base your own success on the skin color of another individual and you ride their achievements as your own?

    The Oscars is the INDUSTRY itself awarding ITSELF. It is not the People’s Choice Awards. What you need are MORE minority films made so the number of minority films increases. So why are not the Smiths with their production company making more minority films? A LOT of white actors, producers, writers, etc did not get nominated.

  • robertroach

    Devin:

    I am saying that in group psychology, people have a propensity to vote or relate to others who look and think as they themselves do. That is just a reality of human psychology. Not everyone does it nor is it meant to be overtly discriminatory, but when you have a 94% homogeneous group (in the case of the Oscars white people) making decisions then you will tend to get predominantly white nominees for awards. I am not saying that the judges are intentionally be racist, but the end result does have a racial bias. If that is fine with the industry, then so be it. But do not try to make a case that selections are merit based and unbiased.

    As for the history portion, yes I would prefer to have been exposed to a more comprehensive review of US history in school. This would include the good, bad and ugly. Truth and knowledge are important tools required to avoid past mistakes.

  • Scott Berube

    the collective black groups will not listen to this. they will dismiss her as an “uncle tom” just like they do to every black man or woman who goes against the grain

  • Teri Colgan Ramirez

    You go girl !!!

  • John

    There’s no denying that institutions reflect the needs of the people, minority or otherwise. There’s no denying that official history isn’t written in stone.
    The real issue is then to see when its time to change things for the greater good.
    No, we don’t have to wait for generations to pass when we finally see results.
    Especially when in the current age so many facts, forums and opinions are on the net.
    Institutions have to evolve in order to be relevant, history has to be unbiased, yet can’t seen as catering to groups when it comes to describing the important events that help define us.
    The academy can change, the institutions can change and opinions have to keep up with our ever-changing reality, otherwise we are all just spinning our wheels.

  • Big Biscuit

    If I’m following the logic here, aren’t Spike Lee and The Smith’s really saying that they think the Academy Awards selection committee are racists? Without knowing the individuals involved that’s a pretty interesting claim.

  • bconn

    That’s what it seems like. All this uproar because of an award show for over paid actors. So what if they didn’t get nominated in the grand scheme of things it means absolutely nothing, it is just an ego trip for all involved.

  • Devin_MacGregor

    Also that Spike Lee does not make movies for mass appeal and the Smiths have their own production company that largely promotes themselves. The question that should be thrown back at either is how many OTHER Blacks have either of them help promote? How many movies have the Smiths produced that are other Black artists? Now we are to label movies black or white? So then many black movies were made this year? Not to mention every year regardless of the color of anyone’s skin lots of artists get snubbed and never get nominated. Look at Leo he has several times.

    But yes they are both saying the voting members are racist.

  • tymiles

    Ummmm: The Academy’s full name is The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), and it’s made up of more than 6000 (currently 6,028) voting members. All are film industry professionals, most are US-based, and almost half are active filmmakers (i.e. their most recent credit was 2010 or later). So yeah I think both Spike Lee and the Smiths should know most if not all the members since they would work with them.

  • Big Biscuit

    You’ve quoted some interesting numbers, but did not answer my question. So if Lee and The Smith’s know most of the members of AMPAS as you mention, who do they think are the racists? Let’s get down to some names. Let’s out these people for voting based on skin color instead of talent. Or wait, is it easier for Lee and The Smith’s to grandstand and hide behind accusing the whole institution? Since both Smith and Lee’s careers are in mainstream freefall a little publicity never hurts either does it?

  • XJ

    The majority of black people will be too angry to even listen to what she has to say fully before getting out their noose for her. Integration, segregation? They are exclusive, can’t demand one while promoting the other. Black history is American history like Morgan Freeman said.

  • tymiles

    She needs to stop cashing those BET checks then if she hates BET so much! Phony. http://crooksandliars.com/2016/01/roland-martin-calls-fox-news-stacey-dash

  • tymiles

    She got you all fooled. But hey make those checks girl and take those conservative dollars. If they give them to Trump you should get some too! http://hellobeautiful.com/2016/01/22/stacey-dash-racial-comments/?omcamp=EMC-CVNL&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BP%20012216%20PM&utm_term=Black%20Planet%20Daily%20USE%20ME

  • Durrell Mackey

    There should be no room for the conscientious ignorance that you appear to be showing. Why would a pretty Negro girl harbor such self-hatred?

  • WDI

    I haven’t seen a lot of movies this year. Is there any obvious nomination snubs for a minority actor/actress?

  • tymiles

    Beasts of no nation with Idris Elba and Concussion with Will Smith. Both have been nominated on other award shows (Like the Golden Globes)

  • lq

    Straight out of Compton was snubbed and it was one of the best movies I’ve seen in years. I’m not black so I think I have a pretty objective viewpoint. For the hispanic actors Benicia Del Toro should have gotten a nomination for Sicario.

  • Mike Goff

    well guess what you aren’t voting as is none of any of us are so how do you or anyone else on this bullshit chat think its up to them to get to decide who is gonna win any award.

  • lq

    I’m gonna go ahead use Freedom of Speech to say what I want. If you have a problem with it you can stop listening. I didn’t say who was going to win but who I thought was snubbed. Your post seems angry and so does your picture. You might wanna take this weekend to have some fun and let out some of that anger.

  • xxSJWxx

    Ironic from a black woman who does her best to look and act as WHITE as possible. What a hypocrite and a talentless, CLUELESS one at that. What’s the matter Stacey….not proud of being a black woman so you desperately try to “blend in”. Sorry, you’re not white, you’ll never be white and you’ll always be black. That makes you different and sets you apart… in your own category. That’s just a FACT and the way things are. People are ALWAYS going to be divided / categorized by some kind of criteria whether it’s age, sex, color religion, political ideaolgy, education, etc etc etc. Why the hell are ReTHUGlicons so terrified of DIVERSITY ? They want the entire world to be ‘generic’…. white, conservative, greedy, reality challenged (myth believers) and stupid.

  • lq

    Highlights her hair, uses makeup to lighten her skin and has been married to three white men.

  • P-1

    So did Michael Jackson, whiten his skin, that is !!

  • Joshua B.

    Actually, he didn’t – the vitiligo drained most of his natural pigment away. He wore white makeup on stage and in public, but without it his skin was almost completely transparent. Jermaine wrote in his book that he saw Michael shirtless during the 2003 trial, and it looked to him like “a white man with a coffee stain on his chest”.

  • xxSJWxx

    Michael Jackson had a DISEASE and used lighteners to even out his skintone where it was losing pigment. He wasn’t “trying” to be white like Stacey here.

  • Mike Goff

    you are a racist even to your own

  • P-1

    And I bet you are gay !!

  • xxSJWxx

    Oh that’s a fact… look at this photo. She actually WAS black once. I think she’s “ashamed” to be a BLACK woman. That’s what RW propaganda will do to you. Feed you this “plantation #@*ger” bullshit to make you feel ashamed for not being “white and conservative”.

  • Mike Goff

    she is black and sexy and gorgeous

  • Joshua B.

    I’m all for diversity, but the political Left doesn’t celebrate it on an ideological level. If you’re a conservative for any reason, you get labeled unintelligent, malicious, or traitorous…no matter your skin color. Many dark-skinned people with Leftist ideas equate being black with being Liberal, to the point that non-Left blacks get accused of “acting white”.

    As for Mrs. Dash’s comments, I think she;s right about the double standard aspect of it all. If you had a channel 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. Don’t take my word for it; look it up for yourself.

  • Bigger_Mike

    Excuse me, but for YEARS White Entertainment Television consisted of CBS, NBC, ABC, MTV, ect. The reasons why BET and the NAACP exist was because of under-representation of people of color and the injustices that they were suffering (for the NAACP). It’s amazing that people just want to forget about the actual history of this country. Take your own advice and look it up.

  • Joshua B.

    We can’t use past prejudices as excuses for encouraging continued segregation. Yes, racism was a big deal in the first half of the 20th century, and I would never seek to diminish those who peacefully sought to resolve it….regardless of ethnicity. But nowadays, a lot of black activists end up segregating themselves, by falsely equating victimhood with their heritage. When people come to me with this stuff, I tell them, “Yes, its entirely possible that my ancestors did something horrible to yours. However, its also possible the reverse is true. Neither of us were there, so why don’t we focus on now?”

  • Bigger_Mike

    And how is something like Black History Month or BET ”encouraging” segregation? That’s ridiculous. Which so called “Black Activist” in your mind are encouraging segregation or segregating themselves? The problem with your premise is this, you want to get rid of the institutions, but not the reasons why those institutions are there in the first place.

  • Joshua B.

    I just want people to lose their color, but never their culture. In other words, we need to quite identifying first as “black” or “white” in this country. The whole point of America was to have a place where everyone could bring the best of their original background, and blend it in with everyone else’s. Nothing was supposed to be negated or deemed inferior, unless it caused more harm than good to individuals or the nation. When someone with dark skin starts accepting conservative ideas, there’s no need to call them traitors or accuse them of “acting white”. Most of the long-standing institutions in the US were started by conservatives, like hospitals and colleges. Also, not all conservatives are white; there’s people from every nation with that mindset. We need to trash this whole notion of “you’re this color, so you have to live this way”; its ridiculous.

  • Bigger_Mike

    First of all, America was NEVER a place where everyone could bring their best and blend it. Read the Constitution before the Amendments. You will never have people lose their “color” here. In fact, in EVERY country people recognize their “color”. Most of the long standing institutions were NOT started by conservatives. Not even close. Progressives started most of the institutions of this country, not conservatives.

  • Joshua B.

    What I meant was losing the “perpetual victimhood” mentality, along with the “color equals conduct” crap. As for the Constitution, it was based on the recognition of ALL people to be treated with dignity, and share in a “melting pot” of different cultures. The last thing the Founders wanted was a nation where every group kept to themselves, instead of contributing to the whole. Our national motto of “E Pluribus Unum” literally translates as “from many, one”. And yes, most of our hospitals and schools WERE started by conservatives; one such example is Harvard University’s original charter from 1636…

    “Let every student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life, and therefore lay Christ at the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning.”

  • Bigger_Mike

    First of all the Constitution was absolutely NOT based on all people are to be treated with dignity when black people were considered property and 3/5ths of a person. So what you said is totally FALSE. Women weren’t treated as equals either. America was for White men at the time the Constitution was written.

  • Joshua B.

    The Founders left slavery out of the Declaration, because they were still at war with England. Several of the colonies had threatened to leave, if the new nation abolished slavery right away. The Founders knew they needed everyone to win their independence, so the issue was put on hold temporarily. After that, people like William Wilberforce actively campaigned to end slavery, which finally happened in the US thanks to Abraham Lincoln in 1865. As for women not being treated equally, I know they didn’t originally have the right to vote…but they fought for and won it. Many things have improved since the 1700s, but a lot of things have also become worse. The Founders valued freedom above any kind of arbitrary “protection” by the federal government. James Madison even wrote, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary; if they were demons, no government would suffice.”

  • Bigger_Mike

    The Declaration of Independence is NOT the Constitution. They are two totally different documents. And get a clue here – Women didn’t win the right to vote until 1920 – over 100 years after the ratification of the Constitution. Slavery didn’t end until 1865 over 70 years later and Jim Crow and segregation lasted almost 100 more years. So STOP with the founders thought all were equal GARBAGE. They CLEARLY did not believe that.

  • Joshua B.

    Most of the Founders were actually against slavery. Some even purchased slaves for the sole purpose of freeing them; In fact, American slavery actually predated the Founders by 200 years. Henry Laurens was President of Congress early on, and he explained it like this…

    “I abhor slavery. I was born in a country where slavery had been
    established by British Kings and Parliaments as well as by the laws of
    the country ages before my existence. . . . In former days there was no
    combating the prejudices of men supported by interest; the day, I hope,
    is approaching when, from principles of gratitude as well as justice,
    every man will strive to be foremost in showing his readiness to comply
    with the Golden Rule [“do unto others as you would have them do unto
    you” Matthew 7:12].”

    John Jay was the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and he described the common mentality back then as such: “Prior to the great Revolution, the great majority . . . of our people
    had been so long accustomed to the practice and convenience of having
    slaves that very few among them even doubted the propriety and rectitude
    of it.” But the Revolution largely began because of slavery; the Founders even committed treason against King George by fighting for freedom. Thomas Jefferson’s comments are very clear on this point…

    “He [King George III] has waged cruel war against human nature itself,
    violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a
    distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them
    into slavery in another hemisphere or to incur miserable death in their
    transportation thither. . . . Determined to keep open a market where men
    should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for
    suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this
    execrable commerce [that is, he has opposed efforts to prohibit the
    slave trade].”

    Benjamin Franklin even voiced his displeasure over this whole thing, bemoaning the fact that every time the Founders fought against slavery, King George got in the way. He said clearly, “…a disposition to abolish slavery prevails in North America, that many of
    Pennsylvanians have set their slaves at liberty, and that even the
    Virginia Assembly have petitioned the King for permission to make a law
    for preventing the importation of more into that colony. This request,
    however, will probably not be granted as their former laws of that kind
    have always been repealed.”

    So you see, it was the British king who wanted slavery upheld, not the Founders; they only tolerated it briefly to keep the nation together until the Revolution ended. After that, there were other battles between different factions within our then-new country itself, between the selfish and selfless. Eventually, it all culminated in the Civil War, which finalized the issue legally but cost a President his life. John Wilkes Booth was fiercely against slaves being treated equally, shouting “thus always to tyrants” after killing Lincoln.

    So next time, look at history before you jump to conclusions. Here’s the link to my info source, in case you want the other details…

    http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=122

  • Bigger_Mike

    The British King wanted Slavery upheld in the new country??? Do you know just how RIDICULOUS that sounds when we were breaking AWAY from British rule? We are not discussing anything BEFORE July 4th, 1776. We are talking about the UNITED STATES. Not the BRITISH COLONIES. And in the UNITED STATES, Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, 41 OWNED slaves. That they had a change of heart later is of no consequence. That’s not jumping to conclusions. That’s FACTS. Nearly half of the Constitutional Delegates owned slaves. And because they were SCARED that the southern states would not ratify the constitution, they wouldn’t put the clauses in to ban slavery. Which is GARBAGE. So please, don’t try to sugar coat things. Facts are again Facts and the facts are that the U.S. government ALLOWED people to be treated as second class citizens as a compromise to preserve the union. The effects of that compromise are still being seen nearly 240 years later.

  • Bigger_Mike

    And I would suggest to YOU that instead of trying to bring in what you think is the idyllic world, stick to the REAL one where REAL things are happening.

  • Bigger_Mike

    First of all, we are not talking about the King of England was responsible for slavery being upheld. They were FIGHTING the crown, for independence, so that’s GARBAGE. Fact – 41 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence OWNED slaves. Fact – nearly half (25 of 55) delegates to the Constitutional Congress OWNED slaves. The reason that they didn’t stick to their convictions and outlaw slavery outright is because they were afraid that the southern states wouldn’t ratify the Constitution. So they sold their souls to preserve the union, thereby subjecting people to mistreatment for YEARS. And the effects of their decision STILL can be seen today.

  • Joshua B.

    Actually, only 3 of the colonies were pro-slavery in 1776: the Carolinas and Virginia. The other ten were staunchly against slavery, constantly fighting to get rid of it.

  • Bigger_Mike

    Really??? What happened to Maryland, Delaware, Georgia. Hate to burst your bubble, but slavery was practiced in Georgia, and the Carolinas until the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862 when they were declared free. However, in border states like Maryland, Delaware, they were exempt from the Emancipation Proclamation because they were union states. Maryland didn’t ban slavery until 1864. Delaware didn’t ban slavery until the passage of the 13th Amendment. So no, they weren’t ‘staunchly’ against slavery. Not sure where you’re getting your info from, but that’s wrong.

  • Joshua B.

    I was referring to the colonies which threatened to leave the nation unless slavery were omitted from the Declaration.

  • Bigger_Mike

    Bottom line is that they had a chance to practice what the preached in the Declaration of Independence and because they compromised, they subjected a group of people to be treated as non-people for almost 200 years. So you can try to sugar coat history all you want. That is the REAL history of this country. Sorry if you can’t accept that.

  • Joshua B.

    Actually, the compromise only lasted until the end of the Revolutionary War; different folks kept petitioning to abolish slavery over the course of the next 70 years. Once Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, it was just a matter of getting the states to obey it…but like today, some folks were just set in their ways. Many slaves who escaped fled North, because they knew they’d be treated with respect there. In the South, people like Dr. King and Medgar Evers fought for racial equality; both were killed by racists, but later honored after-the-fact.

  • Bigger_Mike

    The constitution was ratified in 1788. The war effectively ended when Cornwallis surrendered in 1781. That’s an 7 year gap in your supposed timeline, so that’s wrong. Also, you seem to forget that when Reconstruction happened, the southern states effectively practiced segregation and Jim Crow for the next 90 years. Slaves weren’t treated with respect in the North. Far from it as many were caught and returned to their owners for more severe punishment.

  • Joshua B.

    I haven’t researched the Reconstruction era, so I can’t comment on that. What I do know is that our founding documents were written by men recognizing that “self-evident” truths existed, granted by a Creator, including but not limited to all mankind being made equal. We all deserve to be treated with dignity, but choices are a different matter. Yes, some people in our history treated others horribly, but that’s also true of every nation in the world. America’s the only country that fought an internal war to end slavery…so obviously, those involved weren’t all in favor of such a despicable thing. Regardless, we can’t allow past crimes to dictate our future; America still works best when run as a “melting pot”, instead of everyone constantly fighting about everything.

  • Tyler

    There is nothing wrong with diversity, except there is no real diversity. People are more prejudiced and racist against anyone that is not like them more than ever before. This is partly because of this so called, ‘diversity’. You ensure that everyone looks at you as different. Let’s separate everyone into little labels and boxes so that we know what to call them and where to put them. If people were not trained to think that way from early on, then they would be more embracing of diversity than they actually are today. The only ones who care about diversity are those who consider themselves, ‘diverse’.

  • Devin_MacGregor

    Interesting. So what is acting white exactly and what is acting black exactly? Do you base your success off the skin color of another or off the achievements of another? Or do you based your success off your own achievements?

  • Icarus77

    Oh my god, she’s not wearing African beads and doesn’t have drums slung around her shoulders. Clearly she’s trying to look white and not just trying to look civilized or like someone you’d take seriously.

    Maybe this is the problem with Black culture. Their representatives and many of their role models, along with the people supporting them are also racist, but against non-blacks. They have idiots like you saying “don’t dress or act this way because whitey does it too!” Then we have a bunch of illiterate moronic black people who say anything negative about blacks in history is racist and that other genres of music or media outside of their group is “white-washed” and to be avoided by the plague.

    You’re about as cancerous as the racists who wanted burned blacks on the stakes.

  • CBRVA83

    YOU’RE WRONG BITCH!!!!!! JUST PLAIN WRONG!!!!!!!

  • Tyler

    Tell everyone why. Don’t just call derogatory names and expect those who don’t understand to understand. They’re not you.

  • Derpington_The_Third

    She’s wrong because she is naive. Getting rid of Black History Month will not stop racism, and expecting minorities, the group being discriminated against, to give up their small smidgen of pie of equality is ridiculous.

    Blacks will give up Black History Month when the rest of history stops being whitewashed. Blacks will give up BET when the rest of entertainment media stops being whitewashed.

  • Mike Goff

    screw you and your whitewashed

  • Bigger_Mike

    Does the truth hurt that much?

  • J. Sebastian

    Blacks will give up Black History Month when the rest of history stops being whitewashed.

    Like how the blacks invented everything but whitey stole it?

  • Derpington_The_Third

    Do you have any evidence that this is a prevailing theme?

  • Derpington_The_Third

    “There shouldn’t be a black history month.”

    There will stop being a Black History Month WHEN RACISM STOPS YOU MORON.

  • Icarus77

    And racism won’t stop when you shove specific race-related months into peoples’ faces, shithead. Just like with Black Lives Matter. They fight for people who got killed by cops just because they were black, regardless of whether they actually deserved it or not. Then they interrupt classes and civilized meetings or study groups to push their agenda. Anyone who sees the stupid double-standard of how they’re being so irrational to push that black lives matter dislikes the group and essentially end up having black lives matter less to some individuals due to the morons representing the race.

  • Bigger_Mike

    You have no clue do you. First off, nobody is shoving race-related months in people’s faces. Fact is this, if ALL history was included in textbooks, then there wouldn’t be the need for a Black History Month. But the fact remains that Black History as well as other history has NOT been included in the curriculum. Until that happens, there is a need for Black History Month.

  • Derpington_The_Third

    “And racism won’t stop when you shove specific race-related months into ”

    peoples’ faces, shithead.”

    Oh look, another person that wants to continue with the whitewashing of history. Do you honestly think people would know anything about prominent Black historical figures, which is already embarrassingly small, without Black History Month?

    White History Month is the other 11 months of the year. Stop crying because minority groups form to address actual issues like Blacks being targeted by cops to be arrested, killed, or imprisoned just because they’re black.

    “they’re being so irrational to push that black lives matter dislikes the
    group and essentially end up having black lives matter less to some
    individuals due to the morons representing the race.”

    The problem with your absolutely fucking stupid statement is that racists NEVER cared about minorities. WHY do minorities have to make amends and make racists like them? That’s so dumb I can’t even fathom why you’d even suggest it.

  • Tyler

    Stacey Dash is more evolved and ahead of the game that I had previously given her credit for.

  • Bigger_Mike

    Really??? How so?

  • Mike Goff

    blacks think they should win because they are black or maybe the real racists show their faces when blacks don’t win.

  • Angelo Harrison

    How wrong you are. The Oscars are supposed to be based on talent and performance, not color. “Blacks” are aware of that. How about you go watch Creed, Straight Outta Compton and Beasts of No Nation, and AFTER watching those films, justify to me how they deserved to not even be mentioned amongst the other great films and directors and actors and actresses in the Oscars this year. I’ll wait…

  • Thony

    YessaMassa

  • J. Sebastian

    I think she was spot on.

  • Kristoffer

    Damn, this sure brought out the racist liberals. I am a liberal and the comments here by other so-called liberals are disgusting. Stacey Dash was making a valid point that basically lets all forget about skin color and be human beings in mutual fellowship. You people are attacking her for not acting black enough? It’s revolting.

  • Dan

    Liberals are puppets on a string

  • http://www.thecityofkothos.com Von Bailey

    She was not making that point at all. She was comparing the intent of blacks creating institutions to find some way to recognize their own value in society (given that the majority population had excluded them) to the people who were excluding them in the first place.

    Her, paid for reasoning, Totally ignores why those institutions were created in the first place. She also lies about the only people being able to win those awards as being black, thus perpetuating a negative presumption of racist regarding the motivations of black people.

    She’s being attacked for speaking out of ignorance and misrepresenting black people on an arguable racist television network.

  • JSWhite

    Just because those institutions began that way does not mean they will stay that way forever. Even the noblest of institutions are EASILY corrupted when success and money start rolling in, and there is a TON of money in getting people angry. The government has been doing the same thing with them.

    If you want to keep a people in chains, all you have to do is flatter them, tell them that the world owes them, give them free stuff, and get them really, really angry. There is no easier person to control than an angry person. Whether you want votes or ratings or whatever from a demographic, that’s how the corrupt get what they want.

  • http://www.thecityofkothos.com Von Bailey

    I guess if you can demonstrate the corruption of the awards shows she’s commenting on or BET, and how that is harming people, you’d have a point. But it doesn’t address whether or not her comments are valid one way or another.

  • Bigger_Mike

    Mutual fellowship??? LMAO. Is that what you really believe she was saying?

  • Isaiah40_31

    If you discontinue Black History Month, you’ll also need to discontinue recognition of other commemorative months, defined as recurrent months that are used by various governments, groups and organizations to raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate something, like:

    Women’s History Month
    Arab-American Month
    Jewish American Heritage Month
    Caribbean American Heritage Month
    Hispanic Heritage Month
    Irish-American Heritage Month
    LGBTQ History Month
    Transgender Awareness Month

    … as well as St. Patrick’s Day, Columbus Day, Cinco de Mayo.

  • Ymoore

    And US history in school,which is white history only. I don’t believe we should stop teaching US history but we should teach it more truthfully. Our history is important. Without history, you understand yourself out of context and context matters. Disney used to have a show called That’s So Raven in which the main character accurately saw the future, but she always saw it out of context and spent the 30 minute show making a mess in response to what she understood about her vision. it was a funny show. In real life, acting out of context can be dangerous.

  • Icarus77

    I agree they should be done away with. We are all Americans, we don’t need special snowflake months for every race. There’s not even enough months in the damn year to accommodate every single race.

    And to Ymore, or you can integrate other races into US history?

  • http://www.thecityofkothos.com Von Bailey

    The problem with your “solution” is that the histories of those other races are not being integrated because when you do it honestly, it makes a certain race seem, well, barbaric and tend to genocidal tendencies. Most Americans wouldn’t stand for the truth about their country. It’s why it was left out in the first place.

  • marcus agrippa

    if you think that white people are the only race with a genocidal history then you are fucking delusional. Every race has committed countless acts of cruelty towards each other throughout human history. White americans are not a barbaric race just because 2% of them owned slaves 200+ years ago.

    Anyways I like how you imply that history classes try to cover up atrocities committed by white people. The holocaust, the american civil war, the black rights movement, the KKK, police brutality/segregation, the colonial settlers v native indians etc. etc. all get a fair amount of coverage in US history classes. Go fuck yourself you ignorant bigot.

  • http://www.thecityofkothos.com Von Bailey

    Where did I say that white people are the only people with a genocidal history. I said that an accurate portrayal of American history would paint that picture. And if you think that they only aspects of barbarism committed by white racist in America was slavery 200 years ago, you are a stark demonstration of a need for things like Black History Month, as you appear woefully ignorant of the black experience in this country.

    What’s pathetic is that you believe that the Civil War, the KKK, police brutality/segregation is black history. So in other words, black history is nothing except the interactions white people were forced to acknowledge. It has nothing to do with the accomplishments, the arts, the science contributed to America by blacks, just when they became troublesome and forced themselves into the headlines.

    Here’s a clue. There’s more to black history than the struggle for white people to recognize us as human beings just like there’s more to American history than the struggle for freedom from England.

  • Bigger_Mike

    Really? What reality world are you living in? Ever hear of Jim Crow?? Forget about slavery, what about the 99 years before the signing of the Civil Rights Act? What about the years that the history books in this country failed to address the history of not just Black Americans, but other American ethnic groups as well. That’s why there is a Black History Month in the first place.

  • http://www.bewilderingstories.com/bios/thomas_r_bio.html Thomas R

    Although us white people would come out pretty bad, there are things in American history that might be awkward for others. Like how Mexicans treated, at least some of the time, the indigenous peoples. Or the fights between the Sioux and Pawnee or how Powhatan could be harsh to his enemies rather than a Disney character. Or sexism among Chinese immigrants.

    Don’t misunderstand that, I’m no apologists for “white people.” I think us “whites” would likely come out worse because Europeans were somewhat more expansive, particularly in terms of going over the sea to conquer people, than many or most groups. The Chinese tended to worry about overexpansion of the Empire and though Islamic Empires were fairly expansive they maybe didn’t reach quite the fever pitch of European imperialism. And though there was an Indian Ocean slave trade, and it lasted longer, white people did intensify things shipping relatively larger numbers. The worst of it was maybe more the tropics, where the death rates I believe were more horrendous, but America maybe broke up families and allowed for less upward mobility. Also the English were a pretty hierarchical “island” people who, I sometimes think, may have felt more “removed” from other peoples. (Rules against miscegenation happened in Dutch colonies in South Africa, but in the Americas it’s pretty much the US. Other countries in this Hemisphere went much more by a “colorist” system of being lighter/darker rather than a “one-drop” system. Even Louisiana might have had that, a little, due to French heritage. Not that colorism was unknown in the rest of the US.)

    I put whites in quotes a lot because a slight issue is European peoples were not united until relatively recent times. (African people have always been diverse and multi-nation, but slavery and segregation kind of eroded or even destroyed those differences in the US. Recent immigration does put a wrinkle on that maybe.) Even into the early twentieth century, I think, “Mediterranean” peoples were sometimes seen as different from “Nordic” ones. The English, in one case, I believe allied with Ethiopians against Italians. In America, even of today, I’d guess like say any Kosovar Muslim here are maybe in a different situation than “white people” even if physical-appearance wise they’re as “white” as Greeks I believe. Maybe “moreso.” And even very white-whites were sometimes divided by religion or first language. Like the Pennsylvania Dutch, the Quakers, us Catholics, and so forth.

  • Ymoore

    The true history of American is an extremely diverse story. Native Americans, Africans, Asians, European immigrants, Latinos, women were all a part of the American story from its earliest days. That should be evident in US History courses from k-college matriculation. Currently it isn’t, but we should work toward that end.

  • JSWhite

    Nobody is saying we need to be done with History. That would be idiotic.

    She’s talking about the holidays that the government declares to throw minorities a bone so they can buy their votes, as opposed to, you know, actually doing something to solve the problem other than throwing free stuff at whoever cries the loudest.

    The first rule in Behaviorism is that behaviors that are reinforced (rewarded) will increase in frequency. While hopefully most of us can agree that racism is bad, if we give free stuff to people every time they shout “RACIST”, then we’re soon going to live in a world where everyone is conditioned to shout “RACIST” for every little thing and then demand free stuff.

  • Ymoore

    What free stuff are you talking about? Black History Month has nothing to do with the government. It was created by Black people for Black people. We didn’t ask for anyone’s permission and don’t seek anyone’s approval to set aside a time to focus on our history before coming to this land, history that was stolen from us when our bodies were stolen from us in the slavery process. Black History Month also encompasses African American history, our stories since coming to this land, because schools teach and require all students to learn White American history. The course is not called White American history, but since no one else is included in the story, that’s what it is, de facto. Your comments demonstrate the hate and entitlement that come when Americans are miseducated by the teaching of White American history as American history. True American history is an extremely diverse story that in fact includes Native peoples, Africans, Latinos, Asians, European immigrants, women and gay people from its earliest days. Yes, we are all Americans and we would look at one another differently if the US history we were taught reflected that reality.

  • Craig

    Funny, I remember learning about ALL history during history class.
    Maybe our schools should get back to the basics instead of spending so much time on social engineering.

  • thetruthshallmakeufree

    And yet Craig, you made an error with the percentage of African Americans currently receiving public assistance while agreeing with those who seem to want to hold fast to their prejudices rather than accept actual facts as well as what actually took place in history. It makes me wonder if you actually learned anything at all. Sad.

  • Craig

    Mistakes are a part of being human. I noticed an article that stated one number but didn’t read the entire article.

  • Ni Gel

    Gotta love a person who is speaks her mind honestly. Agree or not, that is an admirable feature.

  • http://www.thecityofkothos.com Von Bailey

    This idea that people saying stupid things should be admired because they said it is, well, stupid..

  • Ni Gel

    Wow, both dismissive and a bully. Good on ya!

  • http://www.thecityofkothos.com Von Bailey

    Please explain why telling lies and misrepresenting something is admirable simply because you have the nerve to say it?

  • Ni Gel

    That would be a great question for Rev Al and Jesse Jackson

  • http://www.thecityofkothos.com Von Bailey

    Now that you’ve gotten that out of your system, can you answer the question or can you not explain why lies and misinformation should be admired?

  • Ni Gel

    What were the lies and misinformation?

  • http://www.thecityofkothos.com Von Bailey

    It is not true that BET or the IMAGE awards are only awarded to black people. It is also not true that they were created to segregate from white people. They were created because black people were being segregated against. So how is creating institutions that celebrate the accomplishments of everyone (not just blacks as she falsely claimed) creating segregation?

    Not to mention her hypocrisy in working on shows for BET. Was she fighting for segregation when she was getting paid by them?

  • Ni Gel

    I get it. 99.9% black BET awards = white. Pretty sure there is at least ONE black person nominated somewhere within the Oscars so the whole point is MOOT. From Wikipedia “..to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting,
    sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year” Go to the BET awards homepage, scroll down and tell me how many honkies you see. I didn’t see any.

  • http://www.thecityofkothos.com Von Bailey

    Oh, well excuse me. You can quote Wikipedia, that hallmark of perfect information that cannot be questioned. (sarcasm off)

    You’re comment did not demonstrate that I am wrong that BET and IMAGE awards are awarded to more than just black people or that they were not created as something to segregate blacks from others. So I assume you’ve given up on explaining why this ignorant woman is admirable.

  • JSWhite

    Ending a career with a network that provided opportunity, all in the name of a cause….

    That takes some real character and deserves some respect.

  • SAINT

    Stacey is on point. What most people fail to admit is the fact that they tend to follow a consumer trend that’s from a point of personal gains. Everyone that doesn’t recognize the logic in her statements are the victims, not by our productive thoughts, social contributions and good will, but by superficial, delusional set of associations with the very fabric of our society that now radiates cheap romanticism, connected to vain competition, conspicuous consumption and neurotic addictions often related to physical beauty, status and superficial wealth. The race card, is completely about personal gain where there is a lack of innovative ingenuity which disdains success.

  • Bigger_Mike

    Really??? LMAO. There is no ‘logic” in her statements unless she explained to the masses exactly WHY Black History Month and BET came to be and what must be done in the future so that they can be absorbed into everyday American life. Stating that these institutions should just go away, ESPECIALLY since she got paid by one of those institutions, is hypocritical, naive and just plain old dumb.

  • SAINT

    Black History Month
    Women’s History Month
    Arab-American Month
    Jewish American Heritage Month
    Caribbean American Heritage Month
    Hispanic Heritage Month
    Irish-American Heritage Month
    LGBTQ History Month
    Transgender Awareness Month
    St. Patrick’s Day
    Columbus Day, and
    Cinco de Mayo are all forms of control, that encourages narcissism which is the master of class separation.
    Let’s say, any decision on whether or not anyone boycott the Oscars while using the BET as a roosts from which to congregate and protest the lack of diversity, would make as much sense as boycotting Columbus day, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo or any other day that has no diversity and then choosing to vote in the Democrat Primary. Plain ignorance.

  • Bigger_Mike

    What??? LMAO. Celebrating one’s heritage isn’t narcissistic. Everything else you tried to say here is just garbage. But please explain to us all how something like Black History Month is a “form of control”. This ought to be good :-)

  • SAINT

    I would tell you how and why all those celebrated Months are forms of public control,”Bigger_Mike”, but apparently you don’t read very well, where I explained it once in my first comment, I’m reluctant to explain it again. Especially where you like to utilize ad homs so to distract from the fact that my post is in fact, logical and derived from peer reviewed expert literature.

  • Bigger_Mike

    Oh my fault. You obviously missed where I said that your original explanation was GARBAGE LMAO. And what “peer reviewed expert literature” are you referring to. Again, this ought to be good :-) By the way let me ”repeat” what you said – “all forms of control, that encourages narcissism which is the master of class separation.” Newsflash ace, that’s not an explanation as to WHY you believe it’s a form of “control”. But you can try again.

  • Bigger_Mike

    And before you answer, IF you answer, I would suggest that you think how one month of history a year is a form of control, which encourages narcissism and separates us by class.

  • SAINT

    Listen Mike, i’m wasting my time with you. I suggest that you copy and paste some of my comments that interest you into google search and learn for yourself. It’s obvious that you can’t trust anyone and become rude and obnoxious with your replies. Again, learn to research for yourself how the government controls people, It should be a good start for you. You might find it interesting if you were to start at How the government brain washed the Indians through Indoctrination with public schools… Also look up Edwards Berneys. That should give you a good start. If you don’t have Attention deficit disorder. I’m done here.. good night!

  • Bigger_Mike

    That’s why I said THINK before you answer, which you obviously didn’t. See here’s the thing, when an idiot like you says something about a peer review expert literature, then you can’t back it up, you sound like a MORON. Then you go off on tangents like the Indians when we aren’t even DISCUSSING that topic. Failure to stay on point is a problem for people like you who like to spout BULLSHIT, but can’t back it up a lick. LMAO at an IDIOT!!

  • Bigger_Mike

    By the way – Are MLK Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas also forms of “control which encourages narcissism and separates us by class” – LMAO again at an IDIOT!!!

  • Bigger_Mike

    One more thing – What did Berneys ever write for a peer review to back up your ridiculous claims here? You really can’t be that dumb.

  • SMELEPHANTIX

    1 out of 12 men is color blind. I am one of those. I want a month, especially because the math works out perfectly.

  • jjreddoo

    Are there any famous color blind people we should learn about?

  • SMELEPHANTIX

    Mr. Rogers, Paul Newman, Jack Nicklaus, Hugh Downs, Bing Crosby. There’s hope for me yet!

  • Icarus77

    Racism is still real but BET does apparently give awards to whites. I still think the entire situation of people boycotting the Oscars is just due to asspain from non-white actors who didn’t get an award for their recent roles. Then of course Al Sharkton had to jump in on it like he does with everything related to black people so that he can twist it into white people oppressing his race. Maybe if Obama listened to black people other than him, this issue would have been address while he was president?

    I DO wish for BET and Black history month to be done away with though. Black history should be merged into American history, not separated into different courses and shows today. If there’s two things I’d point out more in American history, it would be that whites weren’t the only people to own slaves, who sold whites the slaves, what, who fought to end slavery,.

    Maybe we should just replace black history courses with courses dedicated to slavery. Courses where we learn about the roots of slavery, the history of slavery leading up to today, and what countries still have slaves today. That would inspire people to stop shaming whites for the slavery in the past and to look at the present to fight for the rights of slaves out there TODAY.

  • Bigger_Mike

    If we are discussing American History, then what do countries who currently have slaves have to do with anything? And since Black History is NOT being merged with American History, Black History Month should remain in place.

  • Tony Evans

    Your problem with BET starts with its owner, VIACOM. BET is not black owned. Any message you get from them is already tainted. It’s coming from “the man”. Welcome back to where we started.

  • Ymoore

    BET Awards’ celebration of a particular genre of popular culture created by Black people–R&B, Rap, theatrical productions about Black people–is no different than the Country Music Awards. There’s nothing wrong with either awards show. It’s also a way for those industries to pump up their products. As for Black History Month, Black history includes African American history, but it also encompasses pre-American African history, knowledge that African Americans lost in the slavery process. We do not seek or need anyone’s permission or approval to learn about our histories and will continue to do so. As for African American history, yes this is an important part of American history and should be taught in American history courses, but it is not. And the little that is being taught in school is under attack as the Texas board of education, which sets the standard for US history textbooks because of the large number of students in Texas, is taking steps to remove the history of US slavery from US textbooks. It would be good for all of us to fight to ensure US history includes the diversity that in fact created this country.

  • S B

    As a person of color, and as someone involved in diversity issues, I couldn’t agree more. It’s time to stop segregating the nation into separate groups. If not, where does the block creation stop? If you don’t agree, maybe we should have Oscars set aside for Filipinos/ Chinese/ Indians / Scandinavians. Why just Christian holidays and a scattering of Jewish holidays? Let’s celebrate some Muslim holidays, some Hindu holidays – that should get Whoopi thinking. The quota treatment should stop – period! And yes, this applies to women too. Women should also stop asking for special recognition – I notice they ask for 50% recognition in board rooms and other leadership positions, but don’t ask for 50% in combat troops / 50% of other undesirable jobs etc. It’s time for everyone to step up and compete, not ask for special treatment – unless you have a talent and have a real handicap (not just the kind where you have a handicapped sticker but step out of your car and walk to the store!).
    Stacey Dash is right – BET has an intrinsic conflict – they have to propogate an us against them mentality to survive as a channel.
    Will Smith should get off his high horse and attend the Oscars. He, his wife and company have taken advantage of more blacks than Hollywood has.

  • Bigger_Mike

    Please share with us how Smith and his wife have taken advantage of more Blacks than Hollywood? And you sound very naive when you state that everyone should “step up and compete”. Nice concept in theory if everyone practiced fairness and equality. Women still don’t get paid as much as men for doing the same jobs. There is still inequality all over this country by the people who are in positions of power. Until that changes, then your dream of utopia remains just that – a dream.

  • Tony Evans

    BET is owned by Viacom. Any message that BET is sending out is coming from the white man. Google it. Viacom is approving every message coming from their network. We no longer own our own network. So You all have a problem with the man. Welcome back!

  • sandyatthebeach1

    Do you know for a fact that there aren’t any Black/Asian, etc. running BET or are you instinctively blaming the White man? What are you talking about? YOU never owned a network silly….

  • Tony Evans

    Actually you are wrong on your assumption. Running a network and owning a network are two entirely different things. A company will always reflect the interest of its owner.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    You said “coming for the White man”. I asked you if you knew for a fact it was all White men. You didn’t address this question. I don’t know what assumption you say I am wrong about since I haven’t made any assumptions unless you did ever own BET? Your response makes no sense.

  • SAINT

    Yes BET is owned by a white company that has full control of Viacom. It was sold in 2001 because the stock was down. Since then Viacom has raised it’s revenue through it’s ability to expand it’s interest. Of course Viacom has stock investors. However, it’s owned by white men. Which has really been very successful which is shown in it’s stock gains quarterly and annually. Look it up for yourself.

  • sandyatthebeach1

    I can tell you that the Chariman and Chief Executive Officer of BET is Debra L Lee a successful BLACK woman who pulls in a nice 3.8 Million for that position. I didn’t waste time looking any further, however, if you ask me to I will. So, are still going to assume that Viacom doesn’t employ any Black employees?

  • SAINT

    Can’t change the subject from one point so to sway towards an argument that was not in question. 3.8 Million doesn’t mean shit to the owners of the company. Viacom is completely white owned. Viacom is making Billions each quarter.

    Director of NABOB: “There will not be African-American ownership at the “very top” (of BET), and I think that makes a difference,” said James Winston, executive director of Washington-based National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters.

  • jjreddoo

    Seems like you don’t really know how publicly traded companies work. Or business in general. However, for the benefit of your education I copied this Q and A from Viacom’s website:

    Q: How can I invest in Viacom?

    A: You may purchase shares of Viacom by contacting a stockbroker of your choice or by utilizing our Direct Purchase Plan, Shareowner Service Plus PlanSM, which is sponsored and administered by our transfer agent, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services. To obtain the Plan brochure and enrollment information, please contact them at 1-800-507-7799.

    http://ir.viacom.com/faq.cfm

    How sure are you that no non-Caucasian has taken the opportunity to purchase shares of stock in Viacom? If even one black or Asian or Polynesian person owns even a single share of publicly traded Viacom stock, then your statement “Viacom is completely white owned” is a complete falsehood. Keep in mind, many minorities have something called 401k retirement accounts that invest in stock such as Viacom.

  • SAINT

    I’d suggest that you do more research. Here’s a hint. How does one gain a stake in Voting control of any company?

  • jjreddoo

    That’s all well and good, but you were factually incorrect. Period. If you meant voting rights, then you should have said that instead of saying “owners.” Owners and owners with voting rights are not the same thing.

  • SAINT

    I really didn’t expect that i would need to detail everything I said to you, I figured that you could get beyond the point of utilizing semantics. So let me cut right through to the chase here. Fact is, Voting control of Viacom is held by National Amusements, Inc., a privately owned theater company controlled by billionaire Sumner Murray Rothstein. Who’s Executive Chairman of the Board of Viacom and CBS Corporation. So please simply quit with trying to find fault against me for the fact that a white man does control Viacom. ok? My entire point is the fact that Black American’s (not all) are willing to Boycott a company on the basis of the lack of diversity, where it’s very hypocritical to do so where the majority of People that work as actors and executives for BET are black.

  • jjreddoo

    Well, I’m sorry to be so nit picky but facts are important. And semantics aside, if you mean one thing you need to qualify your statements correctly. And you didn’t even take the time to use correct grammar and punctuation so you’ll understand if your lack of credibility is called into question.

  • SAINT

    You never would have had the need to go there, if you would have taking into serious consideration the fact that I stated you should research the matter for yourself. But that is what happens when people get emotionally butt hurt, then resort to ad homs.

  • jjreddoo

    Um 1) I already looked it up and confirmed your story about the controlling majority. 2) Butt hurt? What are you twelve years old? Grow up. 3) The saint who tells people they are acting butt hurt says not to use ad hominem attacks: ironical. 4) You said “owner” but you meant “controlling majority vote:” an extremely important difference (comparing apples and grapefruit); not a trivial difference at all. 5) Why couldn’t you just admit your mistake like a mature adult and move on? Or better yet, thank me for helping you clarify your error. No big deal; everyone makes mistakes. Is it because your bottom is sore?

  • Bigger_Mike

    Because he’s an IDIOT

  • jjreddoo

    That does explain a lot.

  • jjreddoo

    Companies don’t come with skin color. Because they aren’t people. Companies are owned by stockholders. Right now you could probably get online and become an owner of Viacom.

  • Ymoore

    Reading the posts here show the continued need for the special months focused on Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Women histories because these posts prove that these critical elements of the American story still are not taught in school. Only someone ignorant of the diverse contributions that make up American history could call the telling of these stories “whiney.” The miseducation that allows people to understand American history as White only leads to the misunderstanding of America as a White country that’s being taken over by “other ” people. Nothing could be further from the truth. This miseducation leads to the misunderstanding that some are “takers” while others (Whites) do everything. These are lies that tear us apart as a nation. The truth in history telling would make us all look at one another differently. As Maya Angelo said in her poem on Clinton’s first inauguration: the price for all of our passages to be here has been paid in full. But you would never know that by the history taught or celebrated here. A few years ago our church had a youth convention in DC. The adults and children by age went on separate site seeing excursions throughout the city. I will never forget how ashamed I felt as an adult and how glad I was that our children had gone to the Discovery Zone rather than on the tour of the Capitol that the adults took. In that hour-tour, the only mention of Black contribution to the American story in that building was a tiny bust of Martin Luther King Jr. Overlooked was the fact THAT THE VERY STONE FOUNDATION, FLOOR AND WALLS OF THE CAPITOL WAS LAID BY ENSLAVED AFRICAN AMERICANS. My people had laid the very floor we and the thousands of other tourists from all over the world stood on and there was no mention that Black people had brought anything to the table. What that said, here in the 21st century, was “Black lives still don’t matter,” “Blacks are takers, bringing nothing to the American table.” That’s not only disgraceful, it’s a lie. But it’s what millions of American children and adults are taught. No wonder our nation is torn as it is. Many White people genuinely believe they are being robbed, which is a lie. What’s happening is that they are having to share what was created by and has always belonged to all Americans.

  • RoG™

    Its the young blacks that are causing all this strife today…the world has been moving on slowly but surely, and they are watching their excuse for shit behavior get eroded. They all want their piece of oppression pie so they have their noble racism story to tell. get over it you butt hurt millennial trash. Talk to an old head who had to deal with real racism before you cry about an insensitive facebook post. Its your lazy fault your life sucks, not the white mans.

  • Bigger_Mike

    LMAO. What does anything you just said have to do with what Stacy Dash said on Fox News?

  • Curtis Brown

    Over the top RoG. Your feelings about this is painted with a broad brush and sounds racist. If kids are taught to be like that it is harder to correct the problem

  • jjreddoo

    Save it for your next Klan rally.

  • Robert Jones

    I`ve never watched the Oscars but I will now,,,,,,,up the blue people……

  • Hawk

    It has nothing to do with it , he’s just fucking dumb ass racest fool

  • Curtis Brown

    Spoken like a true racist.

  • JSWhite

    Trying to end segregation is racist?

  • SMELEPHANTIX

    I can’t believe the millionaires that make up the Academy’s voters aren’t in touch with reality! Other than living in L.A. and working in an industry that consists of making up stories for a living, they have no excuse for not understanding how the world works and how it really is! I feel like they are not ideal people when it comes to thinking rationally about race!

    (Maybe we shouldn’t give too much weight to what this topic says about our society.)

  • Unique Artwork

    Personally Stacey is just in it for the publicity…career is flailing so do like some others and say/do something outrageous periodically to keep yourself relevant, no matter how ridiculous you look. Perhaps she should give back any salary she received from BET and perhaps Smooth magazine? Stop with the hypocrisy and Faux News sound bites..try at least to have a little dignity.

  • JSWhite

    Too much sacrifice involved for personal gain. Nobody would risk the backlash of such a potentially unpopular stance that would surely end a career with a network that provided so much opportunity. Unless of course she actually believes what she is saying and is willing to sacrifice for it.

    I say she’s full of dignity.

  • Ni Gel

    I agree.. and she is right on the money AND she hit a nerve. All the race hustlers, thug apologists, and career racism victims are flipping out right now. LOL

  • Craig

    smart woman right here… though this is really common sense

  • RAZZ

    Fox pays Blacks to bash other Blacks!…..Sad

  • JSWhite

    How was she bashing blacks?

    Was Martin Luther King Jr. bashing blacks when he dreamed of a country where people are judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin?

    What a slap in the face to real victims who suffer from real racism.

  • Ivan L. Flynn

    Ms. Dash will no doubt become famous, not because of her former acting career, but she speaks the language of the Conservatives. And that is why she will be on the Fox Network for a very long time, clueless, as she maybe. Dash said, she should be congratulated by blacks for her condemnation of those who doesn’t see America, through the prism of her eyes. Ms. Dash, refused to acknowledge the overwhelmingly obvious “Racial” hatred that is still existed in the American society. Take it from me Ms. Dash, if I have 12 true friends in this world, 11 of them are Caucasians, and most of them are indeed Conservatives, but I know the lingo all too well. All I have to do, is to say what my “Caucasian” friends wants to hear, and they would literally, put me a pedestal, period. I am delighted, to join those who suggested, that the Fox Network used blacks to bash other blacks. Let me say this once again. I had always worked hard. I never accept charity. Metaphorically speaking, I had always reciprocated by 10 fold for everything I ever got. So, I am beholding to no one, I cast my one vote for whom ever solemnly promised to represent, the American ideal, regardless of political party. Finally, whenever I listened to So-called Black Conservatives, they always spoke from the same scripts. Most of them got, and enjoyed the help from some organization, or someone who reached out to them, and in many cases had it not been for those help, they wouldn’t reached their full potential. But those are the So-called Conservatives, who fights with every fibre of their being to make sure the ladder of opportunities are kept beyond the reach of other blacks. I would rather be sitting across the table from a member of the KKK, than I would a So-called Black Conservative. At least, as a Black man, I know just where I stand with a KKK members. Definitely, not with a Black Conservative,

  • RAZZ

    huh? Yeah he dreamed that but is it happening? Stacey achieved her fame through shows on BET, covers of all the Black-oriented magazines, etc. She is just like her movie, Clueless!

  • AnnGepp

    This is seriously the dumbest statement I’ve heard in a long time.

  • RAZZ

    Dumb but true. Watch the network sometimes..

  • Nuttshell

    I don’t know if Stacey actually writes or even reads any of the comments but in the off chance that she does, here’s my response to her statements in general and not focused on the Oscars.

    First, the issue of segregation vs. integration was a legal matter that prohibited people of color and black people in particular from engaging in equal access to commerce, education, medical facilities, jobs and employment, public transportation, housing, hotel accommodation, etc. As long as no one uses the law to prevent people of different colors/cultures/ethnicities from access, people are free to associate with people who look like them. So, now that legal segregation is outlawed, why are there still organizations, historically black colleges and universities, and a network like BET? Because these groups and HBCU’s, and BET serve a need in the minority community. They have a niche focus because when you are 12-13% of the population and there are limited resource and opportunities, the majority group has the ability to completely overutilize all the resources and opportunities. There are no black organizations (think sororities/fraternities), HBCU’s, awards programs, etc. that exclude non-black people. You are no doubt aware of this since you have attended the NAACP Image Awards. You have been hired by BET for their programming. Were you opposed to their niche programming when you accepted their paychecks?

    Second, Black History month is not racist in the least. It is a recognition of the special achievements by people of African ancestry. It’s rare that the history highlighted during Black History Month is well known history among all Americans much less black Americans. We are still dealing with a mindset in this country that black people (and you have communicated such things) are not achievement oriented and want nothing less than to sit around collecting a check. Less than 1% of black people are on public assistance despite the public perception. Without the efforts of black historians, most of us would not know that there have been no less than 20 self-contained black communities in the late 19th century and early 20th century that were prosperous and successful (think Black Wall St. in OK). These communities, which were built by former slaves or their immediate descendants, were destroyed either through mob violence and/or aerial bombing. I know that my grandparents efforts to teach our history played a tremendous role in keeping my spirits up and my attention focused while in high school, college and graduate school.

    Finally, your comments about President Obama and his funding are nonsensical. Hollywood doesn’t fund the President. The nation’s budget is controlled by Congress and signed off by the President. As far as the expenses of the White House, it’s operations, staff and even the First Family, that is also part of the annual budget. If you were referring to the OFA, a non-profit 501c4 (which is pretty standard for presidents going back to Nixon, I think), you can see a list of the top donors at http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2014/06/organizing-for-action-whos-giving-to-obama-linked-nonprofit/. You will notice that the donors are not Hollywood liberals but mostly business people in different industries as well as philanthropists. I know that you make your living now by bashing the President but honestly, you need to be better informed before spouting such obviously errant information.

  • jjreddoo

    Thank you!

  • Craig

    Your numbers on blacks on public assistance is off by 40%. The actual number is 41.6%

  • thetruthshallmakeufree

    Actually Craig, Nutshell is correct. Here are the numbers according to the US Dept of Agriculture: U.S. Department of Agriculture data from 2013, which administers welfare, 40.2 percent of SNAP recipients are white, 25.7 percent are Black, 10.3 percent are Hispanic, 2.1 percent are Asian and 1.2 percent are Native American.Mar 3, 2015. This is why Black history month needs to remain or better yet be properly integrated into the education system. It should also include the narratives of other non-Whites aside from the 1 page or in some cases 1 paragraph shared in textbooks. We need to know the truth about each other and not be afraid or close-minded to do so…

  • https://timothy.green.name/ Timothy (TRiG)

    Hang on? Marketing to niche markets is a bad thing because why? If a programme, or a channel, can be marketed to Christian people, or gay people, or teenagers, or young mothers, why not to black people? How is marketing to a demographic a bad thing?
    Now, you might argue that the fact that “black people” exist as a discrete demographic is an indication that they are not fully integrated into the wider world. You might be right. But (a) it’s a symptom, not a cause, and (b) is full integration and loss of cultural distinctiveness actually the goal, here?
    TRiG.

  • http://example.com/ SwiperTheFox

    The claims that BET does not allow Hispanic-Americans, Irish-Americans, Jewish-Americans, and other groups besides African-Americans on it is… Grade A B.S. Seriously. This takes only a few seconds of actually looking the facts up. Wow… just wow…

    There’s already an underground meme on the fact, sheesh:

    http://winningdemocrats.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/12606793_176491126048527_1819527444_n-768×951.jpg

  • 1Thinkfirst2

    The fact that Stacey Dash would make such comments only goes to show the continued need for Black History Month. She obviously doesn’t know anything about the history of black people in America.