Don't Blame Oscar, He Just Works Here: Hollywood's All-White Problem

January 20, 2015 3:57 PM

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If you have been following the blogs in the wake of the Oscar nomination announcements, you should be well aware that this is the first time no person of color has been nominated in any acting category since 1998. Combined with Dr. Brittney Cooper's trending essay on, taking the recent Golden Globe production to task for failing to speak out about violence against black men and women, this has again put into focus the lack of minority voices in mainstream American film.

I'm a white man who writes about movies, and as such, not many people outside my own circle of friends are all that eager to hear my views on racism. And to be honest, even my friends aren't all that interested. So I will simply make one point about the subject as it relates to movies and leave it t...

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