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Actress Stacey Dash Says It’s Racist To Expect Black Voters To Support Black Candidates

Actress Stacey Dash, who generated controversy last year for being an African-American celebrity who supported Mitt Romney in the Presidential election, is going back to the well to generate more press for herself. In a new interview with Adam Carolla, the Clueless actress said that it’s racist to insist that a black voter can only support a black candidate. Dash voted for Obama in 2008, but said she would vote for Romney in 2012 after believing that Obama failed to live up to his promises.

Speaking on Carolla’s podcast, Dash said she had no regrets about taking the stand she did. “You should be able to make a choice based on the content of someone’s character, not the color of their skin … it’s not 1965. We’ve won that battle. We should move on,” she said. “[Obama] didn’t [unite us]. He did the exact opposite.”

Dash vocalized her support for Romney in October 2012 by posing for a photo of herself behind the American flag and tweeting, “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.” The backlash against her was fast and swift. “You’re an unemployed black woman voting for Mitt Romney,” tweeted one user. “You’re voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot.”

Dash said she was “shocked” and “saddened” by the comments against her, but said it also spoke to the current political divisiveness in the country.

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  • EllenFitz

    This headline is backwards! Humorous but backwards. It says “…It’s Racist To Expect Black Candidates To Support Black Voters” instead of “…It’s Racist To Expect Black VOTORS To Support Black CANDIDATES”

  • Ronald Kirk

    stacey dash that was spoken like the true Republican that you are.

  • Zelig Holt

    Her choice, what’s the issue?

  • barbaralee12

    Did Romney offer her a job?

  • Coy Redic

    Is she even relivent today? Vote for whoever you like stacy. You carry no influence with me. Idiot

  • Jayne

    I think she was a fool to vote for Romney, but I agree with her that it’s ridiculous to think that blacks (or any other group) will vote for someone just because they share a characteristic. Did all women vote for Sarah Palin? Oh, HELL NO.

  • Calvin Ferrell

    I’m not a repub and I agree with her

    • Mrs_Spengler

      She can vote for whoever she wants, but she seems to be of the idea that the only reason blacks voted for Obama was because he’s black shows us how ill informed and ignorant SHE is, not us.

  • openlyblack

    She’s right … Black people are not a hive mind … I wouldn’t have supported Herman Cain or Alan Keyes or Allen West under any circumstances.

    That said, her support of Romney – as a Black person and as a woman – was foolish and ill-informed.

  • rogerrramjet

    Poor thing. She doesn’t realize that given the chance republicans would repeal the Emancipation Proclamation in a heartbeat. Just look at what the mental moron Phil Robertson of the Hillbilly Dynasty said in believing blacks were better off under Jim Crow laws and by extension Slavery.

  • FGFM

    Cool story, Brosephine.

    • Softcore racist

      Wow, you’re just everywhere, keyboard warrior.

      • FGFM

        I’m a keyboard warrior!

        • Oggington Fartworthy

          Three word response!

          • FGFM

            No way.

        • Oggington Fartworthy

          Haha you lost your LaSalle Avenue job

          • FGFM

            No, I’m not Brian Gilbert.

  • true

    She’s right. No group in this country is more racist and bigoted than
    Blacks.

    • TZX1

      You are so right. Blacks are the only true racist in America. We are also all on food stamps, and is less likely to get put in prison for commiting the same crimes as
      Whites, or get pulled over and stopped or be killed by the police for DWB.
      That’s also why, because we have all the power, we don’t want White people to vote, so we are instituting more and more voter ID laws,cutting down the days and time to vote, restricting, and making it very difficult for White people and other minorities to vote. Yeah!!
      True, U R a true ignorant A** You belong in the same class as Louie Ghomert , Glenn Beck, Steve King, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and the Fine Fellows over at Fox news Fiction, Fairytale and Propaganda News station

  • rosa

    and did her master Romney help her career? I doubt it unless he needed her to shine his shoes.

  • rosa

    I am black and I have voted for whites. I voted for Gore, Clinton, tim kaine, President Obama. see im not racist. none of these people are black.