Sony Back on the Racial Hot Seat | Earl Ofari Hutchinson

February 25, 2015 1:51 AM

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Amy Pascal chairperson of the Motion Pictures Group of Sony Pictures Entertainment is gone. Film producer Scott Rudin apologized profusely and has kept a deliberate low to no public profile. Both took much deserved heat last December when a stack of hacked leaked emails caught them taking silly and ugly racial digs, barbs, and shots at a parade of noted blacks within and without Hollywood. Pascal's kick to the curb and Rudin's apology seemed to bode well that Sony's racial soul search might spur it to right the ship and create real opportunities for blacks who have tried mightily to crack into the film business.

But now along comes a former long-term Sony employee who says that Sony executive's renunciation of its racial gaffes and talk about diversity is nothing more than a cover-their-fanny PR ploy that hides a far deeper problem that's endemic at Sony and other film studios. That's the systematic door-sh...

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