If you haven’t heard the latest hullabaloo surrounding this years’ Oscars then you must live underneath a rock.
Here’s a quick recap
The usual suspects were outraged; Al Sharpton, Spike Lee and Michael Moore at the absence of black entertainers from this years’ list of Oscar nominees. However, I don’t think this story would have garnered much attention from the mainstream media if it weren’t for a scalding video that went viral starring Jada Pinket-Smith, the wife of Will Smith, on the topic.
Is She Right?
Personally, I think it’s a sad case of sour grapes and hollywood privilege run amuck. No matter who you are you simply don’t get to whine at the nomination results. There are hundreds of movies produced each year making the competition fierce and the nomination process difficult. Are we really supposed to believe that the predominantly liberal hollywood elite cast their vote based on racial bias? In the immortal words of Home Alone’s Kevin Mcallister, “I don’t think so.”
The Heart of the Matter
Ultimately this is a matter of freedom, not race. Either the nomination committee has the freedom to vote for whom they believe are the most deserving or not. If they’re forced to create a more diverse list of nominees for the sake of diversity, which it looks like they are, then another institution has fallen victim to the P.C. Police. This a bad example to set for our children and a bad precedent to set for the future of our Country.
Racism Is Near Extinct
The overwhelming majority of Americans judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin thus fulfilling the prophetic words of Martin Luther King Jr. spoken on the steps of Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. August 28, 1963. Of course there will always be, and I repeat always be, a few racist idiots among us but they are certainly the minority. You can’t cure stupid!
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