Stacey Dash is stirring up controversy with remarks that blacks are “uneducated” and feel “worthless” due to Barack Obama’s policies.
Dash appeared on Tuesday’s episode of Hannity on Fox News, discussing Democrats and social welfare programs. When asked if electing Barack Obama had helped the minority community, Dash answered, “no, not at all.”
“It still keeps them stuck. They are getting money for free,” Dash said. “They feel worthless. They are uneducated.”
Stacey Dash added that this was actually the intention of Democrats.
“I mean, as long as you are that way, they (Democrats) can keep you under their control,” Dash noted.
Host Sean Hannity gave Dash a chance to clarify what appeared to be inflammatory remarks, but she only dug in more. Dash claimed that Democrats have a “plantation mentality” in thinking they can buy the minority vote in exchange for social and welfare services.
The remarks earned an immediate backlash online for Stacey Dash, with some calling her an “Uncle Tom” and others using more colorful language.
Clueless “Clueless” actress Stacey Dash works for Fox News, because of course she does. http://t.co/8abakoquQV
— Bob Scofield (@scof_nyc) October 15, 2014
— BlackGirlMagic (@DiDiCIM) October 15, 2014
WHO made this buffoon an authority on politics?- Fox’s Stacey Dash: The Democratic Party Has “A Plantation Mentality” http://t.co/OIG7266pQs
— Superlative Girl (@foreignwhips) October 15, 2014
Dash, who has been working for Fox News as a guest commentator for about six months, is no stranger to controversy. She first made waves in October 2012, when she tweeted an tweeted an endorsement of GOP nominee Mitt Romney for president, earning a strong backlash online. Dash had been a strong Obama supporter in 2008, but said she had lost faith in him.