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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Oscars, losing to political correctness

I saw that the Academy Awards are going to be more politically correct, no doubt because Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith decided to boycott the ceremony because there weren't enough black nominees.  This is funny, I think, especially after seeing Janet Hubert smacking Jada back, saying among other things, that if Will Smith wants to whine about not getting a nomination, he should do it himself.  Of course, if Will did complain he'd need to totally avoid using that silly accent he failed at in "Concussion."
And, if they're going to be politically correct, they need to be so across the board, which means not only Black nominees, but Latino / Hispanic as well.  In fact, there need to be more Latino / Hispanic nominees then Black nominees because there are more Latino / Hispanic people living in this country then there are Black people.  They are not only our number 2 minority, they are the fastest growing minority, in fact, they outnumber the 3rd largest minority group by 1.34%.

Race / EthnicityNumberPercentage of
U.S. population
Americans308,745,538100.0 %
Non-Hispanic White196,817,55263.7 %
Non-Hispanic Black37,685,84812.2 %
Non-Hispanic Asian14,465,1244.7 %
Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native2,247,0980.7 %
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander481,5760.2 %
Non-Hispanic some other race604,2650.2 %
Non-Hispanic two or more races5,966,4811.9 %
Hispanic or Latino50,477,59416.4 %
So, if the Academy wants to embrace diversity, they need to embrace it fully, and not just with one particular ethnic group.  Or, maybe people just need to take a deep breath and a big step back and stop whining.  The Academy doesn't give nominations to good films, they give nominations to films that are outstanding.  There are hundreds of films that are good, and make money, and still don't get nominations.  And there are outstanding films that never get a nomination.  This is how life is, deal with it.


  1. I do think the complaint is about lack of color in the nominees, which does extend to Latino actors as well, but I agree about Jada.
    Where the fuck was her outrage last year when Selma director Ava Duvernay and David Oyelowo were snubbed?
    Oh yeah, her husband didn't have a film int he race so last year wasn't THE problem.

    1. But you don't seem to hear any Latino voices complaining, do you?

    2. But they should be. As should any ethnicity not being recognized.