Stacy Who? Joke at Oscars

29 Feb

This one was a shot, probably missed by many in the audience and public, at black conservatives being used as front men in politics and some corporations, the fake “Diversity” efforts of tech firms an the media, and the lack of sincere effort by white dominated industries (including Hollywood).

Slate picked it up for the culturally uncognizant –

Here’s What That Stacey Dash Joke at the Oscars Was All About

At Sunday’s Oscars, Stacey Dash popped onstage with Chris Rock—as the “new director” of the Oscars’ “Minority Outreach Program”—to say one thing: “I cannot wait to help my people out. Happy Black History Month.” If you were left scratching your head, here’s a quick explanation.

It all started in January, when, in response to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, Dashtold Fox & Friends that the BET Awards and Black History Month should be done away with:

Because we have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration. 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. 

For her part, Dash has also already issued an explanation of her Oscars moment. From Patheos:

When they added ME to increase the diversity, I’m sure many black people rolled their eyes. I’m not “black enough,” they say. But guess what? I’ve heard that all my life. I would rather be a free thinking, black than a cookie cutter black who thinks—and votes—just like all my friends.

Backstory aside, Dash’s appearance at the Oscars was a joke that, for the most part, those outside the sphere of Black Twitter might not have understood. In some ways, bringing Dash into the fold for a joke the white audience wouldn’t necessarily understand might have been Chris Rock’s biggest coup so far.


Posted by on February 29, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter


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2 responses to “Stacy Who? Joke at Oscars

  1. lkeke35

    February 29, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    And once again Stacey Dash gets it wrong! A swing and a miss for the stupid!

    We rolled our eyes, not because she’s not black enough, but because she was willing to open her clueless mouth, about an issue she knows absolutely nothing about, and throw black people under the bus.

    Hell, I’m an atheist and a Blerd, who listens to heavy metal music. I’m the least cookie-cutter black person I know, (and been called oreo more than a few times), nevertheless, I managed not to sell other black people out for a buck, on Faux News.


    • btx3

      February 29, 2016 at 4:38 PM

      Next time someone criticizes you for your taste in music, say these two words…Jimi Hendrix.

      Wasn’t the originator of Metal…But they sure as hell (like everybody else) borrowed a lot of riffs from him.

      Being a “free range negro”…

      Has nothing to do with your politics.

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