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Academy Issues Apology for Asian-Inspired Jokes, and Pledges To Maintain Decorum

The residue from #OscarsSoWhite is still sifting through the air – following the Academy Awards ceremony that was held on February 28 and hosted by comedian Chris Rock.

The issue of diversity became a bigger and louder protest after this year’s nominations featured an all-white roster of talents – despite the strong performances from black actors, including Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), and Michael B. Jordan (Creed).

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#OscarsSoWhite Forces The Academy To Finally Mandate Diversity

Oscars 2016 will go down in history as the year when the Academy bowed down to the force and embraced the unthinkable. Diversity.

In what has been deemed as “historic”, Cheryl Boone, The Academy’s president, who also happens to be black – announced that after a unanimous vote, the Board of Governors acknowledged that drastic changes had to be instituted in order to ensure the entry of more women and minorities, in order to guarantee that what is happening now – never happens again.

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Oscar Nominations 2016 Prove Once Again that Diversity Will Remain a Myth

The Oscar nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced on Thursday morning at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
And while some greeted the morning with jubilation and excitement, others were trying to reconcile the fact that after an impressive showcase of talent – the Academy still refuses to recognize the achievements and contributions of actors of color or even those behind the camera.

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

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