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Stacy Who? Joke at Oscars

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.

 
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Posted by on February 29, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Chris Rock Oscars Monologue

In case you didn’t watch…Here it is…

 
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Posted by on February 29, 2016 in The New Jim Crow, The Post-Racial Life

 

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Chris Rock on Life and Race

Chris Rock comes up with an interesting viewpoint…

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2013 in Giant Negros, The New Jim Crow

 

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Chris Rock and that “Black” President Thing…

Message to undecided Republicans!

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2012 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Chris Rock – Mormons, Romney, and Racism

Chris Rock last night on Fallon talks about Mormons, and their prohibition against black folks that lasted until 1978 in the context of Romney being President –

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2012 in Giant Negros, The Post-Racial Life

 

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