The backlash against the 2016 Academy Award nominations has continued to gain momentum. In a video posted on Facebook, Pinkett Smith made it clear that she was not even going to watch the Oscars on Television this year. On Monday, during Martin Luther King Junior’s birthday, she reiterated that asking or begging for acknowledgement diminishes power and dignity. Jada added that the people of color were a dignified and powerful people who did not need to stoop so low and the only option was to boycott the ceremony all together. What is your take on her decision?
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I think some official responded to her statement it seems like it was all aimed at driving some point home.
@Dennis, do you think her gesture will have an impact on the way nominations will be done in future?
How many white judges on BET awards or black miss america(no whites complaining they are not on there). There are black colleges/ black date sites-this sounds like segregated thinking. If even one person brings up color there will never be equality
Shadrack2 Yes, I do think her voice, along with all of the others will, in fact, have a favorable and lasting impact on future Acadamy Awards.
Vince (iggy7117) You are attempting to change the narrative. The question was about the Acadamy Awards.
Vince that is a hard one
Its a very tricky balance to strike between merit and representation indeed.