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
Back in the days of The Revenant people had to eat the raw insides of dead animals to survive. There were no vegans back
Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, and while the show is expected to proceed mostly as usual, there will be a white cloud hanging overhead, as well as a few well-publicized absences.
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."