Thursday, January 21, 2016
BOYCOT! OSCAR IS A MIDDLE-AGED WHITE MAN!
In Hollywood, “prestige” still means white: Academy scrambles to fix ongoing Oscar diversity problem — but this goes deeper than voting rules
For a long time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has had a problem: Its membership has been older, whiter, and more male than the nation and the film audience as a whole. In recent years, this has gone from being something people had a vague sense of to an inescapable fact. And this year, that fact caught fire, and the #OscarsSoWhite movement has become a cultural adjunct to #BlackLivesMatter.