Actress Stacey Dash, best known for her role as Dionne in 'Clueless', has suggested cancelling Black History Month and Black Entertainment Television in response to the Oscars So White issue.
By
Shami Sivasubramanian

21 Jan 2016 - 2:50 PM  UPDATED 21 Jan 2016 - 2:50 PM

90s African American actress and Fox News correspondent, Stacey Dash, faces media backlash after suggesting a controversial solution to the lack of racial diversity in this year's Oscar acting nominees.

Her solution? Cancel Black History Month and the Black Television Entertainment (BET) channel.

Whilst speaking on the Fox News segment, 'Outnumbered', Dash shared in order for the African American community to truly be equal, they should get rid of things that spotlight black culture.

“There shouldn’t be a Black History Month. You know? We’re Americans. Period. That’s it,” Dash said.

Black History Month is celebrated throughout February.

"We have to make up our minds,” Dash said. “Either we want segregation or integration. And if we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards where you’re only awarded if you’re black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.”

Social media has responded with outrage at Dash's comments on the news program.

BET repsonded to Dash via twitter, referencing a time when Dash herself was featured on their channel.

This isn't the first time Dash has made headlines for saying something controversial.  Last year, she declared a pay gap does not exist between men and women in response to Patricia Arquette's acceptance speech about pay inequality.

 

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