OPINION: Why Stacey Dash & Candace Owens Always Get The Black Folks Side Eye
Aside from the fact that I no longer have to see his name or face every time I watch the news, the best part about our former president’s departure is that the willfully ignorant and often racist extremists he galvanized with his demagoguery seem to have (for the most part) returned underground as a result of the U.S. Capitol Uprising.
Of course, extreme political and social conservatism will always exist as long as whites continue to whiting – this is an expected evil. It’s the black people who have a platform and soft shoes to work their way through this quagmire that really hurt me, because it looks like outright betrayal. Several ash-laden black men with pulled-up hair fit this bill, but it’s especially mind-boggling to see black women doing it – especially at a time when sistas love it. Stacey Abrams helped guide his state to shake the presidency of Joe Biden and Atlanta mayor Stockings Keisha Lance stood up against his governor in the interest of keeping his constituency alive during a pandemic.
And even, Candace Owens and Stacey dash both found it perfectly acceptable to let down all those close to them, often and blatantly. The two women are in the news for different reasons: Owens, the loudest but most fake sister to ever hit the pavement, and whose relationship with Kanye West cemented this guy as truly lost, has a new talk -show on the bridge. “The Candace Owens Show” airs March 19 on The Daily Wire, a conservative network co-founded by author and ultra-conservative expert Ben Shapiro.
If for some odd reason you’re unfamiliar with Owens, your Googles will reveal all the infuriating things she’s said and done in the five or so years since she rose to prominence, including the creation of the “Blexit” movement urging blacks to quit the Democratic Party, condemning the COVID-19 vaccine and, more recently, supporting Piers Morgan objectionable comments on Meghan markle. The Owens talk show audience will certainly be unmasked and whiter than a paint sample book in any Kardashian house. I’m sure each of the old ladies in her audience will be delighted to listen to this “common sense black guy” but doesn’t really want Owens to be around their sons.
Dash split my heart two years ago when, as one of my favorite favorites from the 1990s (Illegal in blue. If you know, you know.), She turned conservative on the turkey wing. wild and talked about it loudly. Well, she apparently saw the proverbial light, as she recently returned and apologized for her last years of f — ery, the worst of which was probably her effusive defense of Donald trump and his suggestion that there were “very good people on both sides” of the 2017 Charlottesville hate tiki-torch rally that claimed innocent lives. She even managed to get her fired from Fox News, meaning she wasn’t doing the Stepin Fetchit little good enough. (Maybe she changes her mind because the bag is gone …?)
Look, I understand that people change as they grow older – I’ve been in the print / digital journalism game for two decades, and it’s extremely easy to get things back that I wrote there. is years old and that I no longer support. But I have a natural dislike of any literate adult who has been pro-Trump for a while and then publicly opposed him … as if he doesn’t walk out the political door saying things you would lock down. your first year in a closet if it came from them. It’s like deciding to roll up your car windows three days after a hurricane. Indeed, Twitter is happy to let the world know what it thinks of Dash’s “apologies”.
Hopefully Candace’s audience can fill a closet in a Manhattan studio, and Owens eventually returns to the Sunken Place she came from. The real question, however: what’s next for a reformed expat like Dash? Going on an apology tour with every Black digital news post? Dust off the lip liner and revisit his vixen roots video in a cougar? Illegal in Blue 2, maybe…? A man can dream.
Dustin J. Seibert is originally from Detroit and lives in Chicago. He loves his own mom a little more than he loves music and exercise every day just so that his consumption of French fries does not catch up with him. Find it at wafflecolored.com.