Following one of the most talked about BET Awards shows on Sunday, former actress and Fox media personality Stacey Dash says BET is keeping racism and segregation alive. She’s also calling the speech given by Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams “nothing short of an attack on white people”.
Williams, who is the son of a black man and white woman was the recipient of the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award. His acceptance speech went viral complete with his blast to several topical issues facing the black community, including police brutality.
Said Williams during his acceptance speech: “We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries, yo, and we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil, black gold, ghettoizing and demeaning our creations, then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit. The thing is, though, just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.”
The speech became a viral sensation, reshared across multiple platforms as one of the week’s highlights. However, Dash, who has been called a sell-out and suck up with her “black card revoked and traded” took to her blog to express her views on Williams’ speech and the fall-out after Justin Timberlake said that he was inspired on Twitter. This afternoon, Dash gave her thoughts on Williams.
“What he said was straight out of the Black Lives Matter playbook, reminding the audience that police do not kill white people and in fact, prefer pulling a drive by on a 12-year-old kid [Tamir Rice] and then going home to make a sandwich,” state Dash. “Maybe now people will see why I’m so against this racist network. You’ve just seen the perfect example of a Hollywood plantation slave! Sorry, Mr Williams. But the fact that you were standing on that stage at those awards tells people you really don’t know what your talking about. Just spewing hate and anger. Because you my man are just like everyone else hustling to get money. But your cognitive dissidents has you getting it from that bystander whom you don’t need. Yes. Black Entertainment Television is white owned. Getover yourself and get on with it! That chip on the shoulders of people like you will weigh you down and keep you from flying free. But true freedom is never free. You have to know how to fly. If anyone is making you feel this way its you. Living in a psychological prison of your own making. If anyone is ghetto-izing anyone, it’s people like you letting the BETs and other media outlets portray us in stereotypes.”