On issue of race, Grammys leap past the Oscars, then stumble

February 16, 2016 8:48 PM

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Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, along with the film business it represents, have a problem creating a wide range of black-led movies. When it comes time for awards, they throw up their hands — not unreasonably, but not with fully intellectual honesty either — saying there wasn’t a worthy field of contenders from which to choose.

The Recording Academy and the music industry it represents have little issue offering up the art in the first place, as a look at the range of material from (and sales of) artists like Lamar, The Weeknd, Drake, Rihanna and a host of others demonstrates. They just can't seem to see fit to honor them ...

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