As much as ignorance abounds, so does a willingness to exploit it for political aims. Just as some blacks were gaining traction for a boycott of the Academy Awards after blacks were so thoroughly ignored in Oscar nominations this year, along comes Stacey Dash, an actress-turned-Fox News contributor. In her mind, fellow black actors like Baltimore's own Jada Pinkett Smith and civil rights activists like the Rev. Al Sharpton are hypocrites for condemning Hollywood's whiteout while themselves supporting Black Entertainment Television (BET), the NAACP and their respective awards shows, which celebrate excellence among people of color and their allies. "I think it's ludicrous," she offered Fox viewers who received her words as if they were Yoda's pearls of wisdom. "We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration."