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Hey Academy: Stop Trotting Out Your ‘Black Friend’ When You’re Wrong

If only the Academy knew that the "one Black friend" rule was revoked at the last Black people meeting. We're not stupid. As minorities, we actually have a solid grasp on what diversity looks like. Stop trying to fool us (and yourselves) into thinking that you are diverse now, because you've included one person that has a touch of melanin or a serious tan. That is ...

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The Oscar Academy Changed the Rules But Still Doesn’t Get It

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced new measures aimed at making the Oscars more diverse. And a quick look at the "solutions" shows that the Academy is still missing the mark when trying to understand why everyone got upset in the first place. The Academy seems to be obsessed with the makeup of its own body, as if adding more members ...

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