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Rather than having Oscars why don't we introduce this
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Back In My Day Meme | BACK IN MY DAY BOYCOTTING AWARDS BECAUSE OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS DIDN'T EXIST. | image tagged in memes,back in my day | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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That got upvoted.
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Leonardo Dicaprio Cheers Meme | MAYBE IF MORE BLACK ACTORS "STEPPED UP THEIR GAME" LIKE LEO THEY MIGHT GET NOMINATED | image tagged in memes,leonardo dicaprio cheers | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Lmao... His expression is priceless. I wonder why he bothered to even go accept a garbage award like that... I guess his girlfriend probably made him or something lol
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PR... he needs to fake it, because as soon as it shows that he 'wants' an Oscar, the Fans will start to see everything he does as 'Oscar Bait' (enough people talk, and joke as it is... )
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Why the hell is it green? It should be orange. Was this for a slime promotion?
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Not a clue. I don't watch TV, other than EuroNews and some Netflix garbage.
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Lol he's like I worked my ass off for this crap?!
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Oh man.
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Lol
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Nobody watches BET.
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I do! It's the best place to catch the The Bernie Mac Show. Which incidentally stars a Emmy and Golden Globe nominated BLACK comedian, who I like very much. He won those nominations because even though he was black, he understood that his work should appeal to everyone regardless of skin color and culture.

I think the black entertainers who create entertainment intended specifically for blacks are really the ones playing into racism. They are expecting to be rewarded for work that a large amount of the population simply doesn't identify with. And many of their works serve to propitiate and idolize the cultural issues that are putting them out the the mainstream.

I'm sure that as soon as they break down the racial and cultural barriers that they have constructed, and integrate in American culture (basic things like 2 parent families, having jobs, eliminating ebonics, and earning merit instead of claiming discrimination), they will gain a high level of respect and get their nominations.
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Excellent points
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Nothing significant will happen. It's just another hot topic to sell a few newspapers and shitty tabloids
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:)
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The ABC Network is Racist.
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Disney is owned by abc. Or the other way around. So starwars must be racist. So is that guy over there
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And so is Disney.
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Not necessarily. If the "that's racist!" people were boycotting, say, any movies the nominees starred in explicitly because they were white. Otherwise it's just a bunch of idiots that don't understand how "voting for your favourite films/actors" works.
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Whether they're boycotting a single movie or the nominee group collectively, the fact they are boycotting because every nominee happens to be white is by definition, racist. They're judging them for the color of their skin color being white, not their movies. The whole point of an award ceremony like the oscars is to determine who was the best at their craft.
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Touché.

For some reason I didn't look at it that way.
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Beautiful.
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My thoughts are alot of white upper class people may not have gone and seen movies such as a black struggle type of movie similar to selma and others. Which is similar to a meme not getting views
They werent intrested in seeing it
.so it made it harder for any films themed on african american life to get noticed. Im sure there were other types of films. But its about working for this complaint they have made.
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I see what you're saying but I don't think ticket sales have much to do with whether a movie or actor/actress from said movie is nominated. I think the nominations are determined from a board of oscar representitives alone. I know at least 3 of the nominee's movies have currently made less than 10 million at the box office and half of the films are playing at less than 1,000 theaters. Bryan Cranston's "Trumbo" for example is only playing at 66 theaters at the moment. Usually these movies get a wider release and get more theaters once the nominations hit.

The nominees for best actor is only a group of 10... 5 male and 5 female. A group of 10 not containing a black is hardly racist imo, it's such a small sample size. If the nominee group was 50 and didn't include a black person then I could see their case but 10...nah.
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Good thoughts. I was thinking its a cultural thingvforvthe academy. Not exactly a racism thing. But just not intresting to the academy members. Idk
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i see the logic, but it just isn't true. you've set up a system that to fight racism is racist in and of itself, which is irrational. by your logic: if jews were prohibited from receiving awards, so people boycotted the ceremony, does that mean that the people fighting anti-semites were racist against non-jews? how would you suggest the blacks counter the perceived racism without falling into your trap of being racists themselves?
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I don't think there's any valid reason to boycott the oscars... The black protestors are only "fighting racism" in their own minds though... Just because a black person wasn't included in a group of 10 nominees doesn't mean the board of voters was being racist. It's such a small sample size. It's hypocritical for them to judge the nominees by their skin color being white, and not judge them by their movies, which is the whole point of an award show.
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i don't disagree with anything up to "It's hypocritical..."
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And your scenario of "jews being prohibited from receiving awards" doesn't really apply to what's actually happening. The reason for a black actor/actress not receiving a nomination this year isn't because black actors are prohibited from winning an award, one simply wasn't nominated from the voters.
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from their perspective, a black actor wasn't nominated because the voters won't nominate someone black. the institutionalized v. actualized discrimination is purely semantics. (of course, i'm just giving their perspective. i think hollywood is one of the most race-blind places in the world, which is why outsiders are so disappointed by the boycott. but to call the boycott racist doesn't make sense, to me at least.)
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What if I told you it's not.
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http://mentalfloss.com/article/54560/how-are-oscar-nominees-chosen
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Interesting article. Seems like a long tedious process. But a thorough process. So in the end everyone who is deemed deserving of an Oscar gets voted for. So am I right to be guessing that either not very many Black actors appeared in major motion pictures that met the criteria or they just didn`t make the cut as far as their acting?
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That's what I'm saying. For 6,000 different people to conspire to keep the black man out, that's a little far fetched for even my tinfoil hat
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Ha! You got one too.
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Tin foil hat I mean.
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Thought transfer is interrupted by the tin foil.
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So is there believed to be a conspiracy going on as far as the Oscars.
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* boycott
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The graphics on that image are awesome.
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Good call.
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Ha
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That's right. I wonder how many white basketball player's have had their dreams of getting into the hall of fame stepped on. But they don't go to Springfield, Mass. and protest.
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I'd believe you!
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I'd say your speech in defence of while privilege has grown tiresome.
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I'm not defending white privilege. I haven't even gotten mine yet
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Hillary is about to enjoy some white privilege imgflip.com/i/xq9mp
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Ignorance of WP is a symptom of WP. Your Speech Has Grown Tiresome.
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Well if you`re leaving does that mean that my SPEECH is better than yours?
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Hey, if you have to ask...
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Now that performance may be worth an Oscar!
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The only two words that I understood were "school" and "dropout"."
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