Now look, I am not -in any way- telling you that it was a good idea to send Stacey Dash on stage at the Oscars. It was an incredibly tone deaf move, and it was a move that I wish I was actually deaf for, because it was so cringeworthy that it made my skin crawl through the television. I can only imagine that awkward feeling was accentuated by being in attendance. Be that as it may, while Stacey Dash stands for nothing but negativity, her failed attempt at being funny just may have had a positive outcome.
It didn't matter if you were black, white, or purple when the woman that just recently denounced Black History Month lended her undying support to Black History Month. It didn't matter what anyone looked like on the outside, because we all felt the same on the inside. On a night that constantly reminded us of our differences that collective feeling of embarrassment brought us all together. Nothing unites a predominantly white room at an award show like reminding them that some black people loath themselves too. Must have been pretty unnerving for white people to sit there smiling while Chris Rock pretty much said that their occupation is kinda, sorta racist, but it was probably just as unnerving for black people to sit there smiling while one of their own reminded everyone of her critical take on something they hold near and dear. That's what I call equality bitches! Our award shows are still race themed so we may not have figured out how to cure this whole discrimination thing yet, but we have figured out how to make it equally as uncomfortable for every race, color, or creed!