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I’m fine with #OscarsSoWhite

2016-01-19T22:43:26+00:00

Black Hollywood people are manufacturing outrage that no black films or black actors made it into the list of nominees for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. Racist “director” Spike Lee started the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite as a protest, and both Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith say they will boycott the awards ceremony (mainly because they aren’t up for any awards, says I).

Maybe, just maybe, there are no black nominees this year because black people didn’t create or act in any noteworthy films this year. Take, for example a film like “Straight Outta Compton,” a “documentary” about the gangsta rap group NWA, which black racists insist should have been an Oscar nominee this year. Who would bother to see that film? Only black people, who at last count made up 13 percent of the US population, and who make up about .4 percent of Hollywood (from which the Academy Award jurists are picked). And of that Hollywood subset, they had better like gangsta rap. So basically you have narrowed down the Academy support for that movie to perhaps 10 people. Sure, the movie made $160 million, mostly through repeat business of a small hardcore fan base of young black people. But if box office receipts are supposed to be a factor, you’re at the wrong awards ceremony. Oscar picks are usually unpopular with the masses; Oscar winners usually appeal only to snooty Academy jurists who like dark, depressing films.

Remember, diversity equals failure. For black people to insist on “diversity” in the Academy Awards is to insist on reserving a number of slots for black people and black films, no matter how unworthy they are. We already have “diversity” quotas in government hiring and in college admissions, and it’s pretty obvious how well THAT has turned out (for the uninformed, it has turned out badly). Besides, black people already have their own movie awards. They are called the Black Movie Awards (the BMAs). I don’t see white people whining that they’re not included in the BMAs. But if black racists like Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith are going to complain about black people not being on the Oscar nominee lists, I think it’s only fair for white people to begin demanding access to BMA nominations.

In the name of “diversity,” of course.

 

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