2015 is starting to look like the whitest Oscars in years

I saw this article and re-blogged it because it fits into current issues. This was indeed, a legitimate article, and God forbid, the world should have to see another devastating atrocity before Hollywood decide to dish out awards to well deserving black actors. Those committed to addressing the imbalance should be seeing these unfair actions and condemning them. I remember when it took 9/11 for Hollywood to bring out the Oscars for black people; and it was done in such a way that it almost felt like a consolation prize. However, regardless of how it was done – those actors deserved those awards – but not because the democratic world needed token black people to secure our unity in the face of tragedy. In my opinion, this game-playing and political point scoring is why we are currently having all these racial hatred problems. The world has done a poor job in it’s education system and a poor job of the way we practice what we preach. The world needs to work on being ‘authentic’ if it truly cares about equality and valuing diversity. People in power need to stop treating people of color like they are too stupid to know what is going on. Denzel Washington and Halle Berry accepted their ‘piece of the entertainment industry pie’ because they knew they were worthy of it, and, people of color understand that we are all being drawn into a game that no decent member of our Human Race wants to play. Decent Humans, please start condemning unfairness when you see it, we must understand that those in powerful places don’t have the full intelligence kit for decision making, that’s because we all have a part to play. Our decision makers need to be both pushed and pulled to do the right thing, after all, we put them in power. However, they got there, they are there because of us. So we, the people, need to take the initiative in putting things right, and we must  do it, not because it is long overdue, and not because the world needs it right now, but we must do it because it is the right thing to do.

Felicity Nyn, 2015

Fusion

The Golden Globe nominations announced this morning all but confirmed that the Academy Awards ceremony next year will be a pretty white event.

Only two actors of color were nominated in the film categories. David Oyelowo was nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for the upcoming civil rights-era film “Selma.” Quvenzhané Wallis also got a nomination in the “Best Actress, Comedy or Musical” category for her role in “Annie.”

On top of that, no Asian-American, black or Latino film actors were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award, which released its shortlist earlier this week.

The Globes are widely seen as a predictor for the Oscars, Hollywood’s biggest awards. But it’s the SAGs that have predicted the Academy Awards’ acting nominees and winners more consistently than any of the other competition since the awards were first handed out in 1995. So if you’re placing bets, chances are you won’t…

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