#OscarsSoWhite, Oscars so wrong — a time for solidarity
The Huffington Post - 01/28/2016
Jada Pinkett Smith is right to draw attention to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ failure to nominate actors of color for a second year in a row. She is also right to boycott the Academy Awards.
Those who stand in solidarity with Ms. Pinkett Smith, by boycotting the Awards, are also on solid moral ground. The Academy’s nominations are morally troubling because they violate the rights of people of color in the industry to equal consideration and because film has a powerful influence on social norms and community well-being. Pinkett Smith points out that it is no longer necessary for people of color to seek respect and recognition from the white establishment. She calls on people of color to take responsibility for change. This is spot