'Selma' left out: Why assume it was racism?

January 18, 2015 8:19 AM

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To the editor: The article declares that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has "mostly overlooked" the film "Selma." The very same Hollywood types that are regularly criticized for their liberal leanings are now accused of turning a blind eye to minorities. ("Oscars 2015: Diversity is the biggest nomination snub," Jan. 15)

The story is front-loaded with quotes from the director of UCLA's Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and a representative from the African American Film Critics Assn. Of course Al Sharpton wants an emergency meeting with "Hollywood leaders." The last several paragraphs cover the man...

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