#OscarsSoWhite? It’s the audiences, not just the industry

February 25, 2016 8:07 PM

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#OscarsSoWhite? It’s the audiences, not just the industry

In a recent story about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell raises an issue that has gone mostly unremarked in the ongoing controversy regarding the Oscars and diversity.

Quoting the director Rod Lurie, who first recounted the story in the Hollywood Reporter, Harwell describes Lurie visiting a Los Angeles coffee shop and bumping into a group of fellow Academy members, who perfectly reflected the white, male and older demographics of the Academy.

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