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Academy Awards joke not funny

Academy Awards joke not funny

Danielle Dyer,
Contributor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Despite being ostracized by members of the Black community for statements she made preceding the Oscars, Chris Rock introduced Stacey Dash, the actress most famed for her role as Dionne in the 1995 movie “Clueless,” as the “new director” of the Oscars’ “Minority Outreach Program.” Dash proceeded to take the st...

Diversity in the Academy

Diversity in the Academy

Jesse Castro,
Staff Writer

February 27, 2016


Filed under Blog

Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received backlash for the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees via the creation of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. The hashtag resurfaced, again, alongside outrage over this year’s nominations which prompted a swift response from the Academy. This y...

2016 Oscar nominees are #SoWhite

2016 Oscar nominees are #SoWhite

Briana Wharton,
Contributor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

For the second year in a row, no African Americans were nominated in any of the top six Oscar categories by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Not surprisingly, there’s been an uproar of criticism at the lack of diversity being recognized in American film. It’s upsetting because ...

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