Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Jennifer Oliver OConnell — How to turn the #OscarsSoWhite diversity conversation into action

What happens after Oscar Night when there is nothing left to protest? The cure to the ill before the movie is green lit.


(Communities Digital News)

It’s a week before the Academy Awards show, and the #OscarsSoWhite boil over seems to have simmered. But the heat generated still hovers like smog over the February 28 telecast.
Despite the Academy’s sweeping rule changes to encourage diversity, and the scramble to install black presenters along with black host Chris Rock, #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign told the that there are still calls for planned protests and “counter-programming”.

So what happens after February 28, when there is nothing to protest?

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