Al Sharpton calls for 'emergency meeting' over Oscar nominations

January 16, 2015 2:23 PM

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Reverend Al Sharpton called for an emergency meeting of his diversity task force Thursday after the Academy Awards nominated only white actors.

“The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling, and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations,” Sharpton said in a stateme...

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