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Unread 01-19-2016, 12:08 AM   #1
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#OscarsSoWhite: Academy boss admits 'we need to do more' on diversity as Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee threaten boycott - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


^ WTF is this shit ? If you are black but did not actually do a good film then you should still get an award ?
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Unread 01-19-2016, 05:07 AM   #2
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That's what we've been telling people in general and blacks in particular for at least three generations, and does anyone give a shit what Spike Lee has to say? He's been irrelevant for almost twenty-five years.

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Has he found another Reggie Miller-esque muse? He did his best work when he was sitting in a Knicks jersey talking shit to Reggie.
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I get that there's mostly "whites" aka jews in hollywood.


BUT if you don't make movies that are up to the standard set for the awards then getting such an award cause you black seems like token awards rather than legit awards.
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Sounds like the same BS Kuntye West is always spouting about the Grammys.
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"We didn't earn it but we deserve it" has been their argument for a long time now. See affirmative action. All the while blaming their lack of on racism as opposed to what it really is.

I don't know how anyone can feel good about that.
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It's sad really that the initiatives that were supposed to benefit minorities actually make you question the proficiency of those same people when they rise to positions of importance.

Is that minority person/woman actually that good or did they just benefit from inflated scores, quotas and grading on the "disadvantaged" curve? It actually diminishes the entire population.

That's what happens when you give the finger to the free market...
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Yup. I'm scared to have a minority doctor, dentist or lawyer for example for that exact reason. I don't know if that position was earned or handed to them.

Same thing will happen with awards or anything else that they cry "GIVE it to us because". Was it earned or was it a lollipop handed to a whiny kid to shut them up?
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Yup. I'm scared to have a minority doctor, dentist or lawyer for example for that exact reason. I don't know if that position was earned or handed to them.
You know what they call the guy who graduates bottom of his class in medical school?

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I am more a fan of meritocracy than any other "ocracy"
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It's a greater argument of the industry as a whole that eliminates diversity at the production level. It's focused on the argument that they expect to be rewarded for participation and not quality. The real argument begins when diversity is weeded out by investors and suits. Producers, writers, and directors still aren't representing a diverse group in the industry so there are very narrow viewpoints on investment. Movies that are pushed for financial gains and the art form of acting is downplayed will use diversity in formulaic ways for marketing purposes.

Basically, white Hollywood think black people want movies where black men dressed up as old black women. Very rarely is someone of color put in a lead role where his race isn't important in movies that studios believe are important for artistic reasons over financial reasons. In other words, they're willing to invest in projects with lower returns just to get Oscar attention but they are limited in diversity.

We can argue that the vote on quality must have integrity but I feel most of argument of boycotting it stems from the early stages of development in the industry that limits the chances of writers, actors, directors, and producers of starting careers culminating in awards.

If nothing else, it's more liberal hypocrisy. Where they'll use race and exploit it to make themselves feel good while never doing anything worthwhile to eliminate the issue so they can dip into that reservoir anytime they need to feel good about themselves.
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