John Oliver asks: Oscars so white, how is this still a thing? (video)


“Hollywood, a company town that loves the sound of political correctness if not the reality of equality, has for six weeks been turned upside down by accusations of institutional racism after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences failed to nominate a single minority actor for the second year in a row.

Even if this is – as some have argued – an accident of bad timing, the tradition-bound institution has sleep-walked into the diversity issue in the midst of a neurotic, election-year referendum on the nation’s first black president”

The Guardian 28 February 2016

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight asks “how is this still a thing?”

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Update:
Chris Rock‘s Oscar ceremony opening monologue:

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