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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    Thing is,it is Hollywood,can you really expect a bunch of actors to have the ability to choose,now the peoples choice awards are different.
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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    Like I said before this is another temper tantrum just to change the world.

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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    The problem really isn't the Oscars. Blacks have actually won more than their share of Oscars compared to their percentage of the population. However, the only other minority group that is represented is Latinos. An Asian American has never won an Oscar. The Latinos are vastly underrepresented. Whites make up well over 80% of the Oscar wins.

    However, this has more to do than Hollywood whitewashing a lot of roles and movies. The problem is not the Oscars but Hollywood in general. It is interesting to see that whenever a minority group tries to get an equal share of something they are quickly lambasted, though.

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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    Imagine now, if every nomination had gone to an Afro-American. I reckon we would be hearing quite a lot of protest then.

    The biggest problem is why anyone believes that awards such as the Oscars are going to be inherently fair. They're not. I thought this was an interesting view: http://variety.com/2016/film/news/ge...rs-1201682504/
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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.
    Popular and good are not the same thing when it comes to movie. That movie was absolutely terrible.
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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePaganMafia View Post
    The problem really isn't the Oscars. Blacks have actually won more than their share of Oscars compared to their percentage of the population. However, the only other minority group that is represented is Latinos. An Asian American has never won an Oscar. The Latinos are vastly underrepresented. Whites make up well over 80% of the Oscar wins.

    However, this has more to do than Hollywood whitewashing a lot of roles and movies. The problem is not the Oscars but Hollywood in general. It is interesting to see that whenever a minority group tries to get an equal share of something they are quickly lambasted, though.
    If the Latinos and Asian-Americans never received an Oscar then they should be the ones to boycott, not the blacks.

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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    Popular and good are not the same thing when it comes to movie. That movie was absolutely terrible.
    I don't disagree. Didn't think it was that great of a movie myself and it's success was do to hype more than actual script and content. However, I think that is part of the issue, one person thinks it worthy of praise and recognition while another does not. The one who does not is then put on the defensive because they chose something else. Here we have an issue of black actors / directors / producers think they should have been honored or nominated though whomever did the nominating doesn't think so.

    Because they were not chosen or nominated it has to be racial no other option can be considered.
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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    This whole protest is so stupid and pointless. Not every race and minority will get pick by the Oscars. They should really stop whining and get over it.

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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    This whole protest is so stupid and pointless. Not every race and minority will get pick by the Oscars. They should really stop whining and get over it.
    You have a tendency to say the same thing over and over.

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    Re: African-Americans Are Boycotting The Oscars

    The African-Americans Hollywood stars have their fair share of the Oscars already. So I don't see the point of protesting against the Oscars for lack of multi-cultural reasons.

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