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Oscar, Pure White Under All That Gold?

The Oscar nominations were announced yesterday and once again certain race baiters have pointed out the lack of nominees of color implying that the Motion Picture Academy is nothing but a bunch of racist old white folk.

Angel from the morning radio show The Monsters in the Morning was making the argument that most of the 6,000 members of the Motion Picture Academy that vote for the nominees don’t have the time or the interest to watch the lesser known and therefore often overlooked movies featuring black actors, producers and directors.

I’d take that thought just a little bit further and make the argument that if the object of making a movie for our black actors, producers and directors was to win an Oscar then maybe they should be making movies that appeal to a wider audience. When they turn out products that only appeal to a very narrow segment of society then they have no real reason to bitch when they get snubbed by the Motion Picture Academy. Their turn will come when its time for the BET Awards… Nobody seems to have a problem when the ‘African American’ population snubs the entire white population while doing an awards show.