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Stacy Dash really took a thrashing standing up for her choice to vote Republican in the 2012 election as a black woman in Hollywood. She received vile threats from the self professed tolerant, proven not. KUDOS to Stacy for having the guts to stand up for what she believed in. Peer pressure doesn't go away, folks. Just ask anyone that's not a Democrat in the entertainment industry.
Nichelle Nichols "In 1966, Uhura was the first black woman as a main character on US TV who was not a servant. NBC refused to let N.N. be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered, so Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry hired her as a “day worker,” but included her in almost every episode. She actually made more money than any of the other actors through this workaround, but it was still a humiliating second-class status.