Stacey Dash has gone on record several times expressing views that many would consider out of touch with the Black community.
During the 2012 presidential election, Dash was a vocal supporter of the Republican candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, and she rushed to Paula Deen’s defense last year after the celebrity chef became embroiled in the “N-word” scandal.
These acts don’t intrinsically put Dash in the racially unconscious category, but then the 46-year-old actress went on to blast Oprah Winfrey for drawing a parallel between the tragic murders of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and 14-year-old Emmett Till.
“If you aren’t careful, The newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing ~ Malcolm X,” Dash tweeted, before adding, “Shame on you @oprah.”
It’s not clear who Dash was implying were the “perpetrators of oppression” in the Martin and Till cases.