Civil rights groups to protest Oscars over lack of diversity

February 21, 2015 1:05 AM

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Civil rights groups to protest Oscars over lack of diversity

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Civil rights groups are calling for a boycott of Sunday's Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles to demand more diversity among Academy Awards voters after no actors from ethnic minority groups earned nominations this year, organizers said on Friday.

Activist and political commentator Al Sharpton's National Action Network, civil rights group Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable said they would demonstrate on Sunday before the televised ceremony.

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