On Monday, former Fox News commentator Stacey Dash filed paperwork to run for Congress in California’s 44th district. As a Fox contributor, Dash made a name for herself with her frequently race-baiting, misogynist, and insensitive rhetoric. In 2015, Dash’s commentary about then-President Barack Obama proved too “inappropriate and unacceptable” even for Fox News and the network suspended her for two weeks. She returned to the network for almost a year before Fox refused to renew her contract. Here are some of the lowlights from Dash’s time at the channel:
Dash argued that the Democratic Party has a “plantation mentality” during an appearance on Hannity in 2014. She repeated this claim on The O'Reilly Factor nearly two years later, adding that this “mentality” kept African-Americans “on entitlements.”
Dash claimed in 2014 that government assistance is the “Democratic Party’s new version of slavery.”
Dash responded to outrage over the lack of people of color nominated for Oscars in 2016, saying that “either we want to have segregation or integration,” and claiming that “there is no need” for the NAACP or BET Awards. She also said that “there shouldn’t be a black history month,” because there isn’t a white history month.
Dash repeated her argument against protests over Oscars later that day.
While discussing assault on college campuses, Dash suggested in 2015 that some sexual assaults are the result of “bad girls … who like to be naughty.”
During a 2015 discussion about the gender pay-gap in Hollywood, Dash argued that women needed to “be better negotiator[s].” In a separate segment, she urged actresses facing pay discrimination to “be grateful” for opportunities to star alongside famous men.
The same year, Dash attributed high divorce rates to women not knowing “how to take care of their men.”