Stacey Dash has been making the headlines for the past few months over her public stance in matters pertaining to race and politics. More often than not, her opinions don’t coincide with other Black people and/or minorities, going as far as to say that there should not be any predominantly Black media outlets. Today, she is taking things a step further by defending Republican GOP candidate Donald Trump after his Chicago campaign rally was cancelled due to the threat of violence.
Recently, there have been scuffles between Trump protestors and supporters at his rallies and the threat of violence with racial overtones seems to be a stigma surrounding the billionaire’s campaign. Speaking via her Patheos website, Dash absolved Trump of any responsibility regarding the violence.
But this is a total misread of our next President. First of all, he’s not responsible for what every random guy does — out of thousands. (And by the way, I don’t condone the violence that has happened so far.) Second of all, he’s not violent, he’s just “street.” He was born in Queens.
Dash went on to share her own stories of growing up in the Bronx, where she claims to have fought with people twice her size.
Anyway, I’m not saying that Donald Trump grew up slamming people’s heads into walls. But there is something about growing up in New York, a certain toughness instilled, a certain level of ‘street’ that can’t be ignored.