Actress Stacey Dash sparked more than a few debates with some statements she made on Fox News’ Fox & Friends, after being asked about The Oscars’ diversity issue.
She said things like this:
“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. Just like there shouldn’t be a Black History Month. You know? We’re Americans. Period. That’s it.”
According to The New York Times, for the second year in a row, no African-American actors have been nominated for The Oscars.
Here are some thoughts related to this whole situation from Billboard-charting emcee, Derek Minor.
The Reflection Music Group-lyricist definitely went in on this. It’s dope to see CHH artists use their platforms to speak on these serious issues. Join us in praying that CHH would represent well when it comes to issues of race and equality.
What are your thoughts on Derek Minor’s comments?