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originally posted by: JDmOKI
a reply to: Konduit
Well Spike Lee hasn't made a good movie in the last 20 years or maybe ever so I'm sure he wasn't invited anyways.
Jada Pinkett Smith was last in Magic Mike and a voice actor for Madagascar....
I heard the lead actor in Creed was really good but I haven't see it yet. I dunno I say let them boycott and cry.
They have an entire network dedicated to African Americans and nobody complains. What other race has an entire network dedicated to them and an award show where only one race is represented.
originally posted by: Barcs
Why are people STILL bringing race into everything? Isn't the goal of equality to treat people equally regardless of race?
These pundits need to stop setting us back decades. African Americans make up 13-14% of the population. If the racial demographics are correct, in an equal society you should have 13% (give or take) of Oscar winners to be African American, since it represents their population numbers (on average). It gets old when people think they should be over represented just to promote diversity. This mentality is getting old and the media is mostly responsible.
I remember a few years back ESPN made a big stink because no African American coaches were hired one year in the NFL. They don't talk about any factors of these coaching decisions, only mention race, as if it automatically trumps everything else and everybody is racist for not hiring black coaches. It's just as racist to hire somebody specifically because they are black, so how do you fix this perceived "problem"? Do you give Oscars to undeserving folks, just to promote diversity (ie affirmative action style)?
Stop blaming race for everything, it's 2016. We have a mix raced president. People are people. The best people for certain jobs should be hired regardless of race. The best actors should win oscars, regardless of race. The best NFL players should make the hall of fame, regardless of race.
Forced artificial diversity is not diversity. A truly tolerant nation will look at folks as people, not "black" or "white" people. I'm so sick of the media trying to play the race card with everything.