Stacey Dash Was Fired From Fox And The Response From Black Twitter Was Swift

January 23, 2017  |  
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It was so painfully clear that Fox was using Stacey Dash as a pawn. Anyone could see that the only reason they wanted her on the show was so they could have a Black face promoting their narrow-minded and racist-leaning interests. They believed her mere presence would prove that they weren’t racist and to convince a couple of Black folks to vote for Mitt Romney and then Donald Trump.

But just as soon as Trump took office, Fox News realized that there was no need for Ms. Dash. I’m sure, to the people at Fox, the election of Donald Trump proved that, once again, this is a White man’s world. And her services as a Black woman were no longer needed. And so she was dismissed, terminated, fired. Though Dash hasn’t been seen on the air since September, it wasn’t until recently that a representative told The Hollywood Reporter that the decision not to renew her contract was made last fall.

Apparently, Dash was the last to get the memo because even right now, her Twitter bio says @Foxnews contributor.

And while she might not have accepted the reality of her situation, Black Twitter was more than happy to celebrate her termination.

 

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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