LOS ANGELES — “Clueless” actress and former Fox News contributor Stacey Dash appeared on Wednesday’s segment of “Fox & Friends” to voice her disapproval of the celebration of Black History Month and other institutions that celebrate racial differences.
“Either we want to have segregation or integration,” said the African American actress. “And if we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.”
She pushed her logic on racial integration even further, suggesting the elimination of Black History Month.
“We’re Americans. Period. That’s it,” she said.
“Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy responded to Dash’s comment by asking the actress if she meant that we shouldn’t observe Black History Month because there isn’t a comparable celebratory month for Caucasians, to which she responded, “Exactly.”
No stranger to brazen comments, Dash was suspended from her gig as an on-air Fox contributor last month for using crude language to describe President Barack Obama during a talk show appearance.
The actress’ bold declaration occurs amidst a widespread backlash against the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees — an uproar that has led to industry figures like Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith to consider boycotting the Feb. 28 ceremony.