Stacey Dash: Jesse Williams is a ‘perfect example of a Hollywood plantation slave’


Just know, I was looking to avoid covering this, but it’s the Friday before a long holiday weekend and there isn’t much else going on. I’d actually like some commenter-thoughts on this one: in the future, is it smarter to simply avoid Stacey Dash stories completely, no matter how hard she’s trolling? Or should we cover those stories because we need to say (repeatedly) that Stacey Dash is a terrible person filled with terrible ideas?

The BET Awards were held last Sunday, and one of the best moments from the show was Jesse Williams receiving an award for his humanitarian work, and his work with Black Lives Matter and the Advancement Project. Here’s his speech again:

It was a powerful speech that touched on many issues, from police brutality to the exclusion of black women from the narrative of civil rights movements, from savage inequalities in education to the systemic appropriation of black art and talent. Many were moved to tears by Williams. But not Stacey Dash, master troll and Fox News idiot. Dash got on her Patheos blog to complain about Jesse’s speech and insult him for daring to be a black man at an awards show recognizing diversity in the arts and making a speech about the racial problems we still have in this country. How dare he, right? Here’s part of what Dash wrote (I’m leaving her typos):

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 DONT NEED. Yes. BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION is WHITE OWNED.

GET over 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.

[From Dash’s Patheos blog]

A few points. You’re not your. Cognitive dissonance not cognitive dissidents.

As for the rest of it… I don’t even want to waste my energy trying to figure out the pretzel of logic she uses to claim that Jesse William is the one ghettoizing people and stereotyping people. How is Jesse Williams a “plantation slave” for working with black activists and making a speech about how much work is left to be done? Who can tell anymore? A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.


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  1. Frexit says:

    Stacey, they’ll never make you a honorary white person so stop throwing the rest of us under the bus.

    • Ruyana says:


    • Melly says:

      If anyone is a slave in this scenario, it’s Stacy. She is the token black person on Fox News that helps the racist white people who watch that station feel more comfortable in their bigoted beliefs. She is the Fox News house slave.

      • bondbabe says:

        Exactly!! But she will continue to refuse to see that, and argue over and over with her illogical thinking and talking in word-circles. She gives Fox news the double-diversity so they can tout that a female POC agrees with their stances.

        She makes my eyes get stuck in the roll-position….

      • Snowflake says:


      • PrincessMe says:

        I read the title and said “And you’re what? The house slave?”

      • Babalon says:


    • Jegede says:


      Gotta say your name tickles me.

      Especially as Sarkozy was just in London talking about this.

    • mickey says:

      Is there a female version of ‘Uncle Tom’? Is it ‘Auntie Tom’, or ‘Uncle Tom’s wife’?
      What the hell is ‘cognitive dissidents’?
      This sad Fox News Automaton is trying way too hard to be something that she will never be-smart, or white.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:


    • MC2 says:

      She reminds me of that story about OJ where a white person said “look at OJ sitting with all those (racial slur here)s…..” and OJ was thrilled when he heard the comment since they weren’t considering him a part of the other black people.

    • John says:

      Remember, Slavery, the Klan, lynching, Segregation, et. al, were all Democrat Party supported voting machines. This lady has courage.

      • Pinky says:

        Doofus. After Republican Nixon implemented his Southern Strategy, those Southern farmers all switched to Republican. And the blacks switched to Democrates. So the Republicans are all united now under one roof in bigotry, under God. Is that a line in the Pledge of Allegiance? Can’t remember.


      • Trillion says:

        You lost us as “democrat party”. And courage? How?

  2. Luca76 says:

    Bitch please. She’s pathetic and clearly disturbed in the future I vote ignore.

    • Cynthia says:

      I just want to know where it all went wrong for Stacy. What happened?

      • Melly says:

        Me too. Was she always this crazy and racist?

      • Luca76 says:

        Apparently she was bankrupt a few years back. I think she’s just talking BS for attention and money and doesn’t believe a word she says herself.

      • Carmen says:

        God knows. She is related to Damon Dash, Leon Dash and Julie Dash, all members of a very proud, intelligent and talented black family originally from Barbados. You can google all three of them. I know Leon well because I went to elementary school with him. The Dash family is appalled and embarrassed by Stacey’s idiotic comments but they feel you can’t choose your relatives and they’re stuck with her in the family for better or worse. I wouldn’t be so generous. If she was related to me I would flat-out disown her. Her stupid rants have disgraced the whole Dash family name.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      Agree. Very unhinged and nonsensical. I’d rather we not waste any time with it.

  3. QQ says:

    She is the absolute worst

  4. tx_mom says:

    “Cognitive Dissidents” — I can call every stupid person this for the rest of time! Starting with Stacey! Don’t mind Stacey, she’s a cognitive dissident. Her thoughts dissent from all cognition.

    • doofus says:

      I’m surprised there was no “for all intensive purposes”.

      dayum she is DUMB. I also vote ignore.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        She’s probably one of those , “A whole nuther” people, too.

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        Yeah, she usually never makes sense.


      • honeybee blues says:

        She “should of” just kept quiet.

      • Carol says:

        Honestly, I don’t even understand what she was trying to say. What is her point? Not that it matters anyways. I’ve read her previous quotes and rants and this one is a nut.

      • Carol says:

        Honestly, I don’t even understand what she was trying to say. What is her point? Not that it matters anyways. I’ve read her previous quotes and rants and have no need or desire to read another one.

    • susanne says:

      Stealing this one! She is truly a cognitive dissonant.
      I hadn’t seen Jesse’s speech until now. Powerful and true. His parents look so proud.
      Just wish he hadn’t been chewing gum while trying to speak.

      • Jwoolman says:

        If he was chewing gum, bet he has a problem with his mouth drying up during a speech. The gum will keep the saliva coming. Simple fix for a medical issue.

    • mickey says:

      She may be smart but she’s no Alfred Einstein…………………

  5. Liz says:

    I think it’s best not to post her hateful rants. Why give her a wider platform to advertise her views? She is a pretty woman but she is filled with venom and hate.

    • gyrlbye says:

      I was coming to say the same thing. Why are we giving her a platform? She is a nobody who gets attention for being provocative. STOP POSTING ABOUT HER.

      • susanne says:

        I’d like to second this. I know her stupid rants will do better on a gossip site, but the messages she is opposing are so much more important.
        So maybe we can keep posting what’s real, while having a grand time breaking down her ignorant arguments.

      • Ankhel says:

        Agreed. She’s a has-been actress with little power or importance. Her racist ramblings are not interesting.

      • Fee says:

        Forget about her n pay att to his speech word for word n you’ll see why other black people didn’t lime it. Jesse is on a show that is created by a black woman, written n directed by black females n who have other shoes with starting roles for black women.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah, I feel like it’s time to just ignore her. She’s not willing to engage with anyone else and have a dialogue, and not putting out anything productive or thought provoking. She’s just found a way to get attention by spewing nonsense, so maybe we should stop feeding into that.

      • a reader says:

        Yes, like an African American version of Ann Coulter. She disgusts me. I vote ignore.

    • Malcolm says:

      Yes. Enough of this sad, confused, bigoted person. No more.

  6. Carol Hill says:

    Ms. Dash can’t have had much an education in history. Jesse Williams is the direct opposite of a plantation slave. His comments were timely, righteous and on point.

  7. Sitka says:

    If she didn’t make comments like this who would actually remember her for anything apart from being Cher’s sidekick in Clueless twenty years ago? The only way she can keep herself relevant is to hop aboard the troll train.

  8. Jegede says:

    I just see her as a troll.

    Dash, like Piers Morgan and Katie Hopkins here in Blighty, have made their careers or seen their careers revived by becoming political carnival acts.

    Saying or writing the most muck racking, $h!t stirring, outlandish things possible, as the clicks, attention and money all roll in.

    Guaranteed to get a reaction.
    It’s a maker that has served Ann Coulter well.

    • I Choose Me says:

      You’re right. I think perhaps I’ll abstain from clicking on anything about Ms. Dash from now on. It can only raise my blood pressure all while giving her the attention she’s so desperate for.

      • susanne says:

        If it pisses you off, read more about institutionalized racism from solid sources and post back.

    • Misti says:

      @Jegede – Agreed

  9. Laura says:

    She the perfect running mate for trump.put her on the bill. Honestly everyone should just ignore her.

    • noway says:

      Funny you say this, I was watching John Oliver and his take on Donald Trump’s comments on Brexit, and yes they are similar. As John Oliver said about Trump, if Stacey just breathed into a microphone it would have made more sense. They are two peas in a pod. I know we can’t get rid of Trump yet, but can we at least make her go away?

  10. roxane says:

    At this point, I do think it’s time to ignore her.

  11. Kitten says:

    “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.”

    *fireworks exploding*
    *American flags waving*
    *Chanting: USA! USA! USA!*

    Is she Going Rogue or what? This patriotic world salad-y sh*t is right out of the Palin Playbook.

    • Tiffany :) says:


      *Eagle cries out: squah! squah!*

      That is so over the top in patriotic bs that it reminds me of the Colbert Repor(t).

      • Mary Mary says:

        Tiff: :O Colbert report is political satire and a caricature of televised political pundits.

        Patriotism by right wing spewing zealots is often masqueraded for what it really is:
        fascism. :)

    • JustCrimmles says:

      Shush, kitten or *whispers* they might hear you!

      Her brain is well and truly in the sh!tter.

  12. Tate says:

    Yea, please just stop covering this jerk.

  13. aims says:

    Sometimes I think she and people like her just say a bunch of BS and whatever sticks she goes with it. First; I thought Jessie speech was intelligent,thoughtful and spot on. I really struggle with how anyone could disagree with him. Second; The inner hate that Stacey has in herself must be exhausting. I cannot imagine how she must feel. Clearly she is a very unhappy person and it pours out of her.

  14. Sam says:

    Like…what is she even trying to say? Is she trying to make a point about white people being involved in BET or something like that? What the heck is this word salad? Jesse Williams wasn’t saying that white people can’t be involved in media, or work with black people. I thought he was saying that black people should get credit for their work and stuff like that And as for stereotypes – I’m pretty sure Jesse was arguing against that stuff when he critiqued people who just take certain aspects of black culture and toss the rest. That’s where stereotypes come from. Which…is pretty uncontroversial in the grand scheme of things. I’m not sure how she could take real offense to what he said. But that word salad isn’t helping.

    • noway says:

      I know, and what is her point about BET not being owned by African Americans. She does realize the company is still essentially run by African Americans with an African American woman as its CEO. Yes it did lose it’s status as a black owned company in 2001, but a few African Americans made some heavy money off the sale. How is that somehow bad in any way or how does that make the company part of the white privilege. They are owned by Viacom a media conglomerate with many owners, and crazy Sumner Redstone is the majority stock owner, but it is so far down on his list of equities and problems doubt he has much to do with BET. She’s just flat out crazy, and we have enough crazy in the world, I vote ignore her.

      • Amide says:

        “She’s just flat out crazy, and we have enough crazy in the world” – LOL

      • Sam says:

        She doesn’t even get it. So BET is owned by white people. Is that a huge problem? From what I see, they still employ large numbers of black people, black people are at the forefront of the channel, etc. Jesse Williams never said that black and white people shouldn’t mix or collaborate or even work for each other. That makes no sense. He was making a point about respect and acknowledging black people and their contributions. He never said, “Black people, don’t work for white people, ever!”

      • Jwoolman says:

        Is Fox Network owned by black people? Just wondering what her point was….

  15. Insomniac says:

    Know what’s worse than Ann Coulter? Someone who tries but isn’t even a good imitation of Ann Coulter. Seriously, WTF did half of that even mean?

    • tracking says:


    • a reader says:

      +a million

    • Sam says:

      Ann Coulter is a troll, but she’s a masterful troll (or at least was, she’s lost her touch lately). Ann know exactly what to say to get the media going. Also, unlike Stacey, Ann is at least witty at times and can come up with a good pun (her Ward Churchill columns were, and remain, really funny). Stacey is just…well, I don’t get what she is. I think she’s probably trying to fill the “black conservative female” spot at Fox, but she fails so badly because she really isn’t that smart. And there are actual smart conservatives, which makes it all the more painful.

  16. Noname says:

    I try so hard to understand every thing I read and listen to positions I don’t agree on but I don’t understand her point here. What is she trying to say/ Or is it just gibberish?

    Is she mad that he’s getting more attention than her?

    • Kitten says:

      It’s gibberish.

      • Chanteloup says:

        Or as she would say: IncorrigiblyIntangibullishlyDirigible-like.

        Hey, it has some of the same letters in it!! If y’all weren’t such plantation slaves you would understand me!!


  17. Scal says:

    Yea I vote for not covering her unless she says something REALLY stupid-not just her everyday stupid BS.

  18. Marty says:

    Says the woman who makes a living by being an uncle Tom.

    She is truly horrible.

  19. Nina says:

    I personally love Stacey Dash stories, because as delusional and frustrating as she is, her stories always incite some super entertaining comments. :)

  20. LA says:

    1. What the actual f*ck is she talking about.
    2. I vote ignore

  21. Bridget says:

    The worst thing you can do to Stacy Dash is ignore her.

  22. littlemissnaughty says:

    This woman is filled with so much self-hatred. I doubt Jesse Williams even blinked if he saw this, mostly because he’s probably too busy to decipher that steaming pile of garbage.

    ETA: I say ignore her. Again, mostly because it’s unclear what she is saying to begin with so what’s the discussion here?

  23. CareBear says:

    She is a rancid b*tch with a rotting soul. What a sell out. Trolling the brutalized to make a buck. There is a special place in hell for this one.

  24. Beckysuz says:

    dear lord I just can’t with her. Also Ms Dash, pick up a book once in a while please. Your lack of education is showing. Don’t use big words if you don’t know what they mean.

  25. Jag says:

    Ignore. Don’t give her the promotion.

  26. annaloo. says:

    I can’t stand Stacey Dash. She perplexes me to no end bc she obviously is in a bubble and oblivious, and she helps the continue the contempt that people (not just whites) have towards blacks as in, “Why can’t you get up on your own feet? Why can’t you stand on your own? Why are you such a victim. Stop whining. Get off welfare.”

    It’s a herd mentality and I can’t stand it. However, I will give her space for her own opinion. She cannot speak with love in making her points, because there is no love in her for black people. It screams as obvious that this person is running away from who she is. No, there is no one way to be black, but it doesn’t mean that you void the experience of others as just not being motivated or too lazy or stupid to get up on their feet.

    There is a lot of work to be done in inner city and poorer cultures – of all races – to emphasize the value of education, family cohesiveness and support, non violence and safety, a sober and purposeful lifestyle to begin the foundation of remaking an individual, a family, a community and then a society over to be at their optimum. Good black leaders are great, but individuals have to see and understand their own paths out and up to pursue them. There is a lot of cynicism and lost hope. And there is also much to acknowledge – as Williams points out-the societal oppression and prejudice that exists that has had a hand in encouraging the negative atmosphere that stifles these basic values — there must b a social infrastructure that facilitates and ensures that once they get out, they can stay out and thrive — from the smallest level of getting a kid to stop dealing drugs to a larger level of acknowledging the great contributions black culture has made to this country is and it receiving genuine respect for it.

    Stacey and Jesse are two sides of a coin representing much finger pointing, and Stacey does no one any favors pointing out things like this. In her criticisms against blacks – which she is entitled to have – do not come off as tough love, but, ironically, the squawkings of someone on the plantation herself.

    Til she has her come to Jesus, Zeus or Vishnu moment, however, I say ignore her.

  27. FingerBinger says:

    Stacey Dash’s comments confuse me. Didn’t she have a show on BET? If Jesse Williams is guilty of allowing BET to stereotype him then so is she.

  28. belindaya says:

    I vote Stacexit !!

  29. Veronica says:

    I CAN’T GET PAST COGNITIVE DISSIDENTS. This is going to be my favorite new catch phrase. “You chilling with him?” “I can’t, brah, our cognitives be highly dissident.”

  30. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Her long rant makes no sense, just a bunch of buzzwords strung together to make the racists nod their head in approval.

    I saw a comment yesterday from someone complaining how black people are on the democratic plantation and won’t even give the Republican Party a chance because we’ve all been brainwashed. I thought “Well with such empathetic and intelligent logic like that I can’t imagine why the majority have been avoiding the party.”

    Stacey Dash is what happens when a pretty light skin black woman thinks she’s close enough to white that her life SHOULD be better and is furious that it isn’t. She is the type who would have been happy to get white attention for being a more pleasing shade of negro and content to ignore the pain and suffering of the darker slaves in the fields. She’s a relic that thinks the secret to success is just ignoring racism, smiling and trying to play the game – it’s iust that in little itty bitty print on the front manual it stipulates someone like her will never be able to compete with her chosen crowd. She’ll always be pretty, smart, logical – for a black woman, and that barrier follows her even at Fox. She’ll never get a desk job, she’ll always be a ‘friend’ called on to be the token black person eagerly nodding along to the insults.

    • Veronica says:

      Ironically, blacks historically voted Republican for a long time because of Lincoln’s emancipation and the Civil War. The shift occurred in the 20th century with the advent of Democratic social programs and Johnson’s involvement in Civil Rights movement. If they wanted to keep black voters, maybe they should have jumped on that train faster.

  31. Kiki says:

    If anyone is reading this, I just want to say Forgive me for this. But this woman is the smartest, racist person I have ever come across in a troll. Stacey Dash, this is why you are black balled in Hollywood and no-one is not going to listen to you and your COON SELF.

    Seriously, woman. GET SOME HELP. ” Hollywood Plantation slave” REALLY WOMAN. I have just come to the conclusion, you can’t make sense out of nonsense, so the best revenge for Jesse Williams and the rest of my proud Black people, to just ignore Stacey Dash and keep doing what you are doing. Because if this upsets Stacey, you are doing something right.

    STACEY DASH, I got one for you. BYE FELICIA

    • susanne says:

      I was just offended by the coon comment. I get from the context of your post that you are black…help me out here. Not trying to be antagonistic at all.

      • kiki says:

        What I am saying is that she is a stereotypical female version of “Uncle Tom”. Stacey Dash needs to get some kind of help, so she can stop saying stupid, racist stuff about her black people. She has some kind of self hatred.

        I have been saying this for weeks and probably for years, that we as minorities (and that includes black people) that we were treated unfairly by systematic injustices that has been faced in the world today. In addition to this, I am just adding to that fact that why can white people acknowledge that they are privilege and be more empathetic about the surroundings that we (black, latinos, etc.) have been going through, and this is why I am mad, fed up and upset about White people. I don’t hate White People but, stupid, rich, spoiled and privileged white people ( and that included poor white as well) needed to realized that the rest of us are living, breathing people who wants the right to live as human beings. And Stacey Dash is a prime example for bigoted white people to be rude to everyone. I hope u understand what I am saying

        Also, you are right I am proud Black woman who lives in the Caribbean

      • KellzBellz says:

        “Coon” to black people is specifically a black person who degrades herself in order to please or entertain white people or plays up negative stereotypes.

  32. LAK says:

    I think you should cover it.

    It’s delusional as hell, but this woman has a platform.

    Like Sarah Palin or some other such person, airing their idiocy is good for the rest of us.

    If only to point and laugh, but on a serious note to remember that this stuff exists in the world.

    • Bridget says:

      But don’t you feel like we’re helping to give her more of a platform by giving her more coverage? Dash spews ridiculous thoughts because it’s going to get her more press, and the worst thing in the world to people like her is to not pay attention at all.

      *I should add, I know that I am a part of the problem by clicking and commenting on today’s post, even if it’s just to say “don’t post more”. I was curious to see if Celebitchy was going to cover the fact that Dash was apparently being supported by her boyfriend for a while, but couldn’t even make it a paragraph into Dash’s nonsensical thoughts.

      • LAK says:

        It increases her visibility, but it also highlights her idiocy.

        The more people see the idiocy, the less influence she has. See Sarah Palin as a perfect example.

      • Bridget says:

        I look at it a different way – by not covering Dash or Palin, it takes away their ability to pander to their following by complaining about the ‘liberal media’. Controversy is their bread and butter, and their opportunity to prove their credibility with their fans. These are women who make a living by having a high media profile, and the more we help them create controversy the more eyeballs they get. If someone doesn’t already realize that Stacey Dash is an idiot, they’ve never going to.

    • Snowflake says:

      I think she should be covered. So people will call her out on her B.S. maybe she will read the comments and wake up to the fact that she is so wrong.

    • susanne says:

      She gives us a great opportunity to respond intelligently and without hate.

  33. paranormalgirl says:

    I used to think she was so pretty. But now that pretty is painted over with stupidity.

  34. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    She’s just another version of Ann Coulter, saying anything inflammatory she can think of because she is so desperate for attention.
    I vote ignore. Please, no more posts.
    She gives me a headache.

  35. Lucy says:

    Oh, just sit the f*ck down, Davenport.

  36. Chanteloup says:

    … Stacey Who???

    I know who she is [from posts like this]. But I refuse to admit it. She’s loathesome.

    My take on it is, she’s trolling, trying to get the Orange Ahole to choose her as its running mate.


  37. lisa2 says:

    Looking at the Trump support just shows there are a lot of people with this same mentality. Sadly they are being more vocal. And we as a Nation are taking Giant Step Backwards.. and there is no telling how many years it will take for us to correct the damage that is being done.

  38. ladylove says:

    i don’t know if anyone has read the article on People Online. But (white) people totally agree with her. Almost to a sickening degree. It makes you wanna give up on the human race with their comments. That’s why i come to Celebitchy, to cleanse my palette so to speak, reminds me that, NO…not everyone is racist, trump thinking, homophobic, ignorants. And, who said, celebrity gossip sites aren’t good for the soul?!

  39. BlueSky says:

    I am a woman of color and let me just say Stacey Dash is the PLANTATION SLAVE! She’s one of those people that I encountered over the years who says “Don’t make any waves because you don’t wanna make anyone mad” Lets keep pretending we live in a post racial society and everyone is on the same level. This is rich coming from someone who is working for Fox! She is the epitome of the house negro.

  40. Matador says:

    Ignore her.

  41. mytake says:

    Vote: Ignore

  42. HeyThere! says:

    I’m from a really small farm town in fly over USA. I was moved to tears by his speech. Amazing. Education and speech are powerful tools anyone can use to get a point across. Jesse isn’t wrong and everything he said needed to be said.

  43. Frosty says:

    I find her boring as hell.

  44. Penelope says:

    She certainly doesn’t come across as very intelligent.

    Question–where was she supposed to use “you’re” and not “your”? In this instance, “your” is correct:

    “living in a psychological prison of your own making.”

    Did I miss something? I can’t find the error!

    • Chanteloup says:

      “… you don’t really know what your [sic] talking about.”

      ETA Quoting Stacey! Not dissing you! ha

    • susanne says:

      Race in America is so fing complicated. I would not go after Jesse if he screwed up grammar- who doesn’t? It’s the message that whatsherface puts out there that is so ignorant. I agree that the ‘your’ in that sentence is fine- that is clear. I’d rather take her statements and argue them with those that truly know, as well as social scientists who study race. In that order.

      • Jwoolman says:

        In these days of autocorrect especially, I don’t assume someone is stupid because they can’t spell correctly. Autocorrect actually changes good grammar to bad with enough of a delay for a fast typist that it can be missed before hitting send. It has happened often enough to me, and I was born with my mother’s spellcheck gene. But intelligence is simply not correlated with spelling ability in English. However, since other people may not know this, she should realize she doesn’t proofread well and always have a good proofreader go over her writing before posting, since it reflects on her professionally for better or for worse.

      • Veronica says:

        The your/you’re error I’ll let slide because I typo that all the time and it’s easy to skim over while proofreading. “Cognitive dissidents” is just stupid bad, though. Like, legitimately the kind of error that has to come from real ignorance of what the proper term is. I even typed it into both Word and my iPhone to see if it’s possible to miss with autocorrect, and neither of them defaulted to “dissident” over “dissonant.” If you’re going to open yourself up to criticism by posturing yourself as an enlightened individual, that kind of error just exacerbates the ridiculousness of your statements.

    • Jwoolman says:

      Several of the errors came from words that sound very much alike. Sometimes people are more auditory than visual learners and may not clearly know which version is correct in writing. They know the meaning when they hear it, but not the spelling. They may possibly be mispronouncing it because that’s how they hear it (or how other people say it). I see that frequently. It’s probably especially common today because so much brain input comes from the spoken word (tv, movies, radio, podcasts, videos). Nothing to do with intelligence.

      Also if you use dictation software, such errors can crop up easily and aren’t always caught.

      I find that I’m making such errors myself now that I’m getting old as dirt… Weird. It’s as though my fingers are hearing dictation instead of getting the direct command from my brain.

  45. a reader says:

    As a white cis female I am hesitant to even comment… but I have to say this. My inner ally RAGES every time Stacey opens her mouth. After seeing the headline I was literally shaking with rage for my brothers and sisters of color. I don’t think I can say more than that without offending *someone* so I’ll just stop.

    • susanne says:

      I believe so strongly that white people/whatever the dominant majority is in a culture must speak. I do not have to be a victim of a specific civil rights offense to be hurt by it. I am hurt when another person is hurt. I may not comprehend that particular offense personally, and won’t try to own it or use it to my own ends, but I won’t keep my mouth shut until every person is treated equally.

      • Kitten says:

        Eh. I think there’s a time for white folks to speak up and a time for white folks to shut up and listen.

        Nothing enrages me more than inequality and I find it incredibly challenging to stay quiet when I see injustice in any form.
        But I also think it’s important to take a step back and not co-opt an issue that neither you nor I will ever personally experience. It’s kind of a narrow tightrope to walk along and I’m still trying to find that balance of being supportive and vocal but not making it about me.

      • a reader says:

        Oh trust me, in my daily life I do speak. but primarily to my fellow white folks. I listened and read as much as I could as BLM evolved. I asked my friends of color what was the best thing I could do as a white person. They told me to talk to my fellow white folks and suggested the BLM message might be received more easily from a white person to a white person. I get that. So, much like Kitten, I’m trying to find that balance. It’s a subject I don’t avoid at all in my daily life. It’s just that comments like Stacey’s bring out the inner rage monster and I just don’t want to feed that beast. I’d rather respond with love and kindness, but I find myself unable to do with that this professional troll.

  46. Colette says:

    People this is her job,this is how she supports her family.Besides Fox News I am sure she has some Conservative” sponsors” taking care of her financially.She probably makes more now than she ever did acting.It pays to sell your soul at least in the short run.

  47. Lilacflowers says:

    Stacy Dash is the perfect example of a blithering idiot.

    Leave her in the trash where she belongs

  48. Lila says:

    Maybe include her in the links round up as “Stacey Dash is still an awful idiot, exhibit 6383″

  49. lisa says:

    i know she is probably just a troll or a jerk, but sometimes i worry about stacey. i wonder if she really isn’t well.

  50. Kimbers says:

    I’m embarrassed for her. Someone is really piling it on during their meetings and she’s eating it up.

  51. Molly says:

    also, it’s not its.

  52. Bsandiego says:


  53. Meraud says:

    Stacey Dash seems to eat at the same word salad bar as Sarah Palin. If we stop paying attention to her will she go away?

  54. sauvage says:


    I don’t know for sure if Stacey Dash is a self-loathing black woman, or simply a spiteful, vile person, or a complete idiot, or seriously mentally ill, and I don’t care to find out.

    I vote for taking away her platform. That lady is an attention-seeker, and you shouldn’t feed the trolls. Also, to me, that tirade sounded seriously unhinged/ drugged out.

  55. Stella in NH says:

    Stop covering this bottom dweller. If we ignore her, she will be irrelevant and maybe she will fade away.

  56. mayamae says:

    How unfortunate that in a story where Jessie’s lovely speech is posted, there is a link showing his and his wife’s picture, and the tag “13 hot celebrities with embarrassing spouses”. Is that you, Stacey?

  57. poppy says:


  58. Odesa says:

    Stop giving this dummy attention

  59. Jwoolman says:

    Don’t really know much about her, but this was a pretty strange little essay. Made no sense based on the guy’s actual speech. She seemed to just pull out the first phrase with “slave” in it that popped into her cognitively dissonant head in order to smear him. From there on, it was cognitive chaos. If she’s with Faux News, you would think they at least would lend her a proofreader.

    I do like the idea of being a cognitive dissident, though. I think it must mean anybody with a brain who applies it in these troubled times. Will the cognitive dissidents be protesting at the next Donald Trump rally? Is there a Party I can join? Cognitive Dissidents, Unite!

  60. LouLou says:

    She and her “cognitive dissidents” make me so mad because she spews her nonsense and then white people who view that horrible channel take that as the gospel truth about racism because it came from a black woman. I try to talk with my fellow white people about privilege/appropriation, and it is so hard because some of us can be so freaking dense.

    This is the same woman who sent out “thoughts and prayers” to Orlando just a couple weeks after saying trans people should just pee in the bushes and not put her child’s life at risk.

  61. Jwoolman says:

    There will always be members of any group affected by -isms, bigotry, and prejudice who contradict the experiences of the majority in the group. Sometimes it’s because they really do believe what they say, maybe they really have been blessed with different experiences, other times they are simply trying to get along and they see their bread is buttered on the side they’ve chosen. Dash might very well be very much wanting a promotion and she certainly won’t get it by praising the speech but the weird word salad she produced will please her employers. Who knows? Maybe she actually believes every word she wrote.

    In any case, people like her provide splendid opportunities for discussion and a concrete example of wrongheadedness. They say what other more polite people believe, too, but won’t say in public. They get these things out in the open so their ideas can be dealt with by those who disagree. If they didn’t exist, we would have to invent them.

  62. jferber says:

    I hate her. That is all.

  63. MrsFToYou says:

    I vote ignore. Her value is ZERO. She isn’t getting hired as an actress and so she’s making money tearing other people down. She’s too wet to step on and too low to kick – time to disregard this (going there) race hustler.

  64. Reece says:

    Ignore. That’s all.
    Going to look at DK’s boring a$$ clothes

  65. RJ says:


  66. Jay Elle says:

    Jesus christ, YOU’RE NOT WHITE

  67. Boxy Lady says:

    I say to keep covering her. It is easier to defeat the other side if you know how they truly feel and think. Well, perhaps “defeat” is not the right word for this particular context but I think you all understand what I mean.

  68. FF says:

    She must have a trolling comission agreement with her white employers/overlords. Got to be a good puppet, I guess. I can only assume they must figure her nonsense is getting through to some rando black people out there rather than serving as a gigantic bucket of: AVOID.

  69. Green Is Good says:

    CB, have to co-sign with ignoring and not posting stories about this woman. No explanation that hasn’t already been covered here needed.

  70. Crumpet says:

    I vote to keep covering her, if only to bring to the table what is wrong with her thinking (if we can even decipher what her thinking was).