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Should the Academy Awards be an EEO Event?

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by righteousdude2, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member
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    Blacks left out of this years nominations for an Academy Award: http://www.people.com/article/oscars-2016-cheryl-boone-isaacs-lack-of-diversity

    I think, and again; it is merely my opinion .... but the fuss about this year's Academy Awards not having any black actors or directors or movies nominated, is more about sour grapes than anything else! If an actor, director, writer or movie doesn't come up to certain standards, just to nominate because of ones, skin color or racial persuasion is ludicrous. I do hope that the Academy Awards doesn't become just one more Equal-Opportunity Event, where diversity is a determining factor on who gets nominated or not!

    Once again, this is another attempt to bully the members of all other races, by black activists. I have not heard people protesting that the Black Actors Awards (http://blackmovieawards.com/index.php?p=about)needs to include members of the academy who are other than black? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/trey-ellis/white-actors-shutout-at-b_b_6483476.html

    And I never hear members of their races or cultures or ethnic backgrounds complaining that all the black colleges and universities in America need to become integrated?

    When will the craziness stop? When those who are black stop with the idea that something is done a particular way because of white supremacy? Once again, I hope and pray that the members of the Academy are not racists, because if they are, that would destroy my faith in mankind! I also pray that no one tries to insert the need for diversity in this yearly event based on government regulations!

    I for one did not think that a movie telling the story of a bunch of rappers from Compton, that had a number-one song spreading hate towards cops, and a name who spoke of nothing but "anger" should be considered for an award. It didn't meet the criteria, and screaming, stomping your feet, holding your breath, protesting and boycotting the awards will never cause a change. If you want to be considered for the prestigious Golden Oscar, try making movies that are not directed towards one audience, in particular, instead try making movies that wholesome and inviting to audiences of all colors and cultures!

    Was this year's nomination for awards meant to be an anti-black snub statement? Or was it reality?
     
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    All I know is that it is fun to watch the left fight amongst themselves.
     
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    That is a valid point. I never thought of it that way ... one reason I love this board and the cyber fellowship I reap from here is the opportunity to see things from another side. So, let them fight.Roflmao
     
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    Of course, and the feeling is mutual.

    Proverbs 27:17 (KJV) Iron sharpeneth iron....
     
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    I'm boycotting the Oscars.

    Not really. I never watch them in the first place. Buncha self-serving millionaires giving each other awards for how well they serve up fiction to the paying public....
     
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    You know it's just plumb stupid how the folks who have always been in charge of everything just can't figure out why everyone else would have a problem with the almost 400 years of preferential treatment. Yet they get all up in arms that anyone who doesn't look like them might think their work is worthy of being recognized.

    So it's no surprise that the white people who run the movie houses and who green-light movies and tv shows, and who are the same ones who decide the script writers, the producers, the directors, the scorers, etc, are overwhelmingly old white men who in turn, nominate the movies and people in the movies they green lighted.

    And the old one from California thinks this is just sour grapes.

    It's real easy when all but one President, just about every Senator in history, just about every Fortune 500 executive, all of the billionaires, and people with any type of power in politics and the media look like the majority of folks in this country have for 400 years.

    This inability to recognize or empathize with any POV except that of old, white people to the point of anger is TRULY one of the primary things that has divided the country by skin color.
     
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    Honestly, I couldn't, and do not, care less about the Academy Awards. It's a fool's game to think that they matter and I've usually never seen the movies anyways. If the Academy is overly white than that's a problem for them to work out. Hollywood, for all its liberal zeal, is ironically racist in many ways. Of course, scandalous white women have a tendency to sell lots and lots of movie tickets than other nationalities and that's a well know economic fact.

    I do think that RD has a good point in posting the OP. Should provide good food for discussion.
     
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    I do as well.
     
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    Are you talking about Bernie and Hillary when you speak of really old white people?
     
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    If he is on your Ignore List, why do you... Oh, never mind.
     
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    Let's see--there are the rich white liberal Democrat movie stars versus the Black Lives Matter. It's Democrat vs. Democrat. Yeah, let's you and him fight.
     
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