As we celebrated “Moonlight’s” win, people of color were still the butt of the jokes.
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A victory for the film could expand the scope of Black imagination and storytelling.
In the last year, a new tradition has sprung up in my house. Every Wednesday night, an hour or so before bedtime, my five-year-old son will yell, "Modern Family! Blackish!" so loud it echoes. And with that, my husband and I snuggle up with him on the couch, and together, get lost in characters and stories.
"The sassy meter maid, the sassy assistant. I'm tired of it, and I want more for our people."
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They had initially shrugged off the complaints.
How does change stick? Big change? Society-changing change? History-making change? Does it come down from the skies? Does it grow from seeds? or Does it whisper through the air like the wind?
The Oscars and Chris Rock had a timely and important opportunity. They had the chance tThey had the opportunity to give all minority groups a voice, and to create a tidal swell of support behind the diversification movement. And they blew it. They blew it big.
Not only is he a minority who has broken into Hollywood to become an executive producer on the new ABC series Of Kings and Prophets -- a dramatic retelling of David's rise from shepherd to King, a central story of the Hebrew Bible -- but Mahyad also happens to be Muslim!
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.
Tarr goes on to argue that the fault should not only land at the Academy's door and provides many stories of industry exclusion