Amid a brewing Politically Correct controversy about the nature of the Racist Oscar Awards this year by many actors and actresses, the academy’s president issued a statement Monday promising make an effort to slant the academy in a more color friendly direction. Translation, we are going to stack the membership with more minorities and make it more biased rather than being interested in honoring outstanding work by people regardless of the color of their skin.
“This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes,” Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement released Monday night. “The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership. In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membership recruitment in order to bring about much-needed diversity in our 2016 class and beyond.”
So basically, what Ms. Isaacs is saying is that if persons of color are not able to compete with evil White People, then we must make sure that we lower the bar far enough so that people of color will be able to get the praises for their achievements that they don’t deserve. Sorry, but if I were a person of color, that would totally tick me off.
But while people like Spike Lee, and Jada Smith, are busy making the rounds and complaining that this year’s awards are “Lilly White”, amazingly not everyone of color agrees with them that the nominations are intentionally skewed.
Well-known director of “Boyz ‘N the Hood” John Singleton, the first African-American director nominated for an Oscar, disagreed. “There’s only so many slots, though,” Singleton told Variety. “There are a couple of movies that may have (warranted attention) but … It’s all subjective. It’s almost like the lottery.”
“It’s like every year people complain. People even complain even when we have a lot of nominations,” he said. It is what it is. I’ve been in the game for 25 years. You never know — it’s the luck of the draw for you. To me, I’m not surprised. I’m not disappointed either, as much as other people are disappointed.”
Meanwhile, in a video message on Facebook, Pinkett Smith, whose husband Will Smith wasn’t nominated for his performance in the NFL head trauma drama “Concussion,” said it was time for people of color to disregard the Academy Awards. “Begging for acknowledgement, or even asking, diminishes dignity and diminishes power,” she said. “And we are a dignified people and we are powerful.”
She added: “Let’s let the academy do them, with all grace and love. And let’s do us differently.” The video had amassed 4.5 million by mid-Monday afternoon.
Frankly, I have to agree with Mrs. Smith. I mean they already have all black magazines, TV shows, even awards shows. So if they are so upset about the Oscars, why don’t they just start their own Black Academy of the Arts and do their own awards show. After all, that wouldn’t be racist, it’s not like a bunch of White people getting together and doing the same thing. Now that WOULD be racist.