BLACK VOICES

This Is Why Representation At The Oscars Really Matters

Because our stories matter.

The glaring lack of diversity among Oscar nominees extends far beyond the Academy Awards. It reflects a systemic issue that has plagued Hollywood for far too long. 

Stories about people of color often go ignored or are widely misrepresented on screen. As a result, actors and activists alike have demanded increased inclusion in film -- from writing rooms to director's chairs.

HuffPost Black Voices collaborated with April Reign -- the creator of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag -- to explain exactly why representation in film, and throughout Hollywood, matters. Watch the video above. 

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