Hollywood in Black and White | Joe Morton

February 17, 2015 8:00 PM

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Hollywood in Black and White | Joe Morton

In the light of the recent controversy surrounding the Oscar's lack of "blackness," the appellation "racism" has been tagged on to the debate. But for me, the word opportunity leaps to mind... or should I say, the lack of opportunity.

When the Oscars commenced on May 16, 1929, there were no black people basking in the white light of the red carpet in line for a gold-plated statuette. It wasn't until 10 years later, Hattie McDaniel, along with her escort, found herself at a segregated table for two, gone from the wind of her colla...

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