Actress Stacey Dash criticized those who have come out against the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over the complete absence of non-white acting nominees at this year’s Oscars – and called for the elimination of Black History Month and the cable channel, BET. Dash called the actions of stars like Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee to boycott the Oscars ‘ludicrous,’ and then took things a step further.What she said after the cut
‘We have to make up our minds,’ Dash said during an appearance on Fox & Friends’ Outnumbered. “Either we want to have segregation or integration. And if we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET [Black Entertainment Television] and the BET Awards and the Image Awards where you’re only awarded if you’re black.’
‘If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.’
Dash did not stop there either, saying later in the interview when again asked if BET should be on air: ‘No, I don’t think so, no. Just like there shouldn’t be a Black History Month. You know? We’re Americans. Period. That’s it.’
‘Through our award shows and programming we have recognized incredible talent that simply does not get recognized elsewhere. African American contributions to American culture are countless and we cannot and should not wait for anyone to acknowledge them.