Stacey Dash has been under fire recently for making the comment that she did not support Black History Month and that she felt the month, along with other black-only spaces such as BET and the BET Awards, followed a segregated mindset.
However, she has recently clarified those comments, saying that she wanted black history to be part of every month and not just one month a year.
“I’m not saying we as black people deserve LESS respect. I’m saying we deserve MORE,” Dash wrote on her blog. “Black History should be a part of social studies and history curriculum EVERYDAY OF EVERY MONTH OF EVERY YEAR.”
She then continued, “Black history IS American history. We are not a category or a special interest group. We are Americans.”
“Our accomplishments cannot be limited to 28 days,” she added. “Do not listen to liberals who try to limit you, to put you into a box, to tell you that you MUST believe one way or another, that you cannot think for yourselves, and that the government can ‘give’ you a ‘special month.'”
Dash went on to encourage her readers to stop settling for “breadcrumbs” and to “eat of the wonderful, rich food this nation offers.”