Cheryl Boone Isaacs
“Yes, I’m a 75-year-old white heterosexual male; that defines me, but it doesn’t limit me," says John Bailey.
An election will replace Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who diversified membership.
“That’s one issue, that’s his personal issue."
The organization sent out a record 683 invitations -- 46 percent to women and 41 percent to people of color.
However you felt about the Oscars, it was a clear sign of progress that the month-long controversy over the Academy's lack of diversity was front and center during the telecast -- not just begrudgingly alluded to as has happened with other controversies in the past.
Change is inevitable. To bring about change requires that one be disciplined enough to manage a crisis and not let it manage
Before Chris Rock said "Good night," he said "Black lives matter." Mom said, When the nominees for Best Makeup were announced
Powerful African American Leader Backs Motion Picture Academy's Proposed Changes to Achieve Oscar Diversity
As an agency of inclusion, change and empowerment, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles echoes the sentiments of our very own Cheryl Boone Isaacs. We respect her determination to draw positive change from the "heartbreak and frustration" occasioned by the lack of diversity in this and last year's Oscar race.
"It is now a global discussion, and that's really important."
Are we heading for another #OscarsSoWhite year?
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will appear in a featured conversation
The 2015 Academy Award ceremony will be the least diverse (whitest) since 1998. The snub to Ava Duvernay as Best Director for Selma along with David Oyelowo's snub in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has created such an outcry over social media.
See all the Oscar nominations here. Watch the livestream of the announcements. UPDATE: Dick Pope has a great sense of humor