Author and economist Dr. Boyce Watkins reached out to his business partner Damon Dash to get his thoughts on recent comments made by his cousin, Stacey Dash. Watkins and Dash teach an online course together on entrepreneurship, so it was no surprise that Damon pointed to the bottom line when analyzing his cousin’s remarks about doing away with BET and Black History month in the name of integration.
“I think Fox pays her to say that shit. That’s it,” he says. “I know how Fox is, we know how manipulative they are. I think they wanted her to do something that would invoke conversation and she did it…it was a job. That’s her job right now. I think she knows what the backlash is but she’s my cousin.”
Dame was clear to acknowledge that he and his cousin differ politically but she is still blood, and would not debate her publicly about her views. However, he pulled no punches when calling her behavior a way to make money since she isn’t really acting as much these days.
“I bet if she was getting nominated for Oscars and doing the abundance of movies, I doubt she would be on Fox doing those interviews. That’s just how I see it, but I love my cousin, Happy Birthday to her. Because I don’t support her opinions or perspective, it isn’t the best thing to hear the name Dash associated with coonin, but it is what it is. That’s my life.”
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