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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    I don't think boycotting the Oscars won't make any difference in my opinion. It's just another temper tantrum just to change the world.

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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    It's not so much the Oscars but the culture of Hollywood and the opportunities provided to minority actors compared to white actors.

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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    Ok I made my decision that I'm going to watch the Oscars instead of joining the boycott because I need to know who's going to win for Best Animated Flim and Best Picture.

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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    Racism always makes the news because you can interpret anything that goes wrong (and something always goes wrong) as racism, and conflict sells papers...
    Racism and Prejudice sells lots of papers and gets applied to nearly everything and anything to the point where they have no definition anymore I don't think.
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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    It would be good to add diversity at the Oscars every now and then.

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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    It would be good to add diversity at the Oscars every now and then.
    But BMH is it about diversity or about quotas? If diversity then it holds to reason that a diverse field may not include each ethnicity but the genre of films actually being considered and voted upon. If it's about quotas based upon ethnicity then diversity is probably not going to be present as it tends to rule out diverse competition in favor of quotas. So should a more challenging film be omitted because it prevents certain categories from being present? Should the more diverse film be omitted with challenging riles and scripts to favor projects focused upon some ethnicity?

    Consider the movie American Snipe about Chris Kyle for a moment. There are a lot of people upset at how it was treated given the influence and presence it had. Yet people are not boycotting the Oscar's or other awards programs because it wasn't received well for awards.
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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    Will Smith is mad he didn't get nominated in the movie Concussion (he should have. It's an excellent performance).
    His wifee got mad
    Now her friends got mad and said it's racism.
    Now bandwagon people are mad and said it's racism.
    And there you go.
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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    Recently, Jennifer Lawrence was quite outspoken about how women in movies are paid less than men. Did anyone boycott, or in any other way cause a big ruckus?

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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    Quote Originally Posted by monsno_leedra View Post
    Consider the movie American Snipe about Chris Kyle for a moment. There are a lot of people upset at how it was treated given the influence and presence it had. Yet people are not boycotting the Oscar's or other awards programs because it wasn't received well for awards.
    Except bearded white men aren't generally discriminated against and it was a subpar movie?

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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    I think the real reason why the Oscars didn't include African-Americans because there weren't so many African-American actors and actresses to choose by. And Al Sharpton is joining the boycott too. This idiot is corrupted.

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    MonSno In my opinion I believe it's both. If the Oscar would have include African-Americans to be nominated, this wouldn't be an issue. But rest assure that people at the Oscar have given thought and a good explaination about the whole situation.

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