Oscar Racism Controversy

The Academy Awards are under fire for having a perceived lack of ethnic diversity among this year’s nominees, particularly in major categories such as Best Actor and Best Actress. Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith have announced that they will not attend this year’s Academy Awards to protest the lack of diversity, and there have been calls for Chris Rock, who will host the Academy Awards ceremony, to step down. The controversy has inspired the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.

-J.Draper

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