- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 9, 2016

Actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash said she’s been “blacklisted” in Hollywood because of her outspoken conservative and religious beliefs, urging fellow Republicans to take the industry back to the days of Ronald Reagan.

“My acting opportunities have ceased because of my political beliefs,” Ms. Dash told CNS News in a recent interview. “I’m being persecuted in Hollywood. I’ve been blacklisted. My agents have dropped me. I haven’t auditioned in over a year because of my beliefs and what I stand for. But I know that this is what God wants me to do. And so with that I will stand and I will do it, because I know that what God wants for me no man will keep from me.”

“I would urge and challenge Republicans to put their money into Hollywood,” the 49-year-old said. “Because Hollywood dictates the culture of the country. If we want out culture back, we have to take Hollywood back. We have to bring it back to Ronald Reagan’s Hollywood. Right now the Democrats rule, and that’s why the country is in the state it’s in.”

Ms. Dash, who appeared in films such as “Clueless” and “Renaissance Man,” has authored a new book titled, “There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative.”

In it she detailed the barrage of criticism she faced after tweeting her support for Republican Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential race.

“I tweeted that and the next day my life was different, my life had changed,” she wrote, CNS News reported. “I had people calling me an Uncle Tom, telling me I didn’t like black people, telling me I didn’t like being black, telling me to kill myself, it was amazing. … I stood my ground. And then my life just changed. God started opening doors and I just started walking through them and here I am.”

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The mother of two, who is part black and part Mexican, argued that black people are conservatives even if they don’t know it.

“I’ve always believed in the Second Amendment and guns. I grew up in the South Bronx,” she told CNS News. “Guns were always in my life. That’s why I know that black people are Republican. They just don’t know it. They want their guns and they don’t want anybody to take them from them. And they want their money and don’t want anybody to take that from them either. They want to keep their families safe. Those are inherent Republican and conservative principles.”

“What I say to people is we have to go into the inner cities as Republicans that the narrative that Democrats feed them that we are racists and don’t care is not true. We do care,” Ms. Dash said. “We have to tell them and tell we do care, and we need to give them to right education and give them the tools to get the opportunities to make $30,000 a day legally. That’s what they really want. No one is born wanting to be a drug dealer or a pimp or a prostitute.”



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