March 25, 2002

PC AAMPAS? :

A black actor winning an Oscar? Cut! Hollywood is still racist and critics open their mouths at their peril (Bonnie Greer, 3/25/02, New Statesman)
Think of it - four black people on 24 March, posing together for the press backstage after the ceremony: Sidney Poitier with his Special Achievement Oscar; Halle Berry, Best Actress; Will Smith or Denzel Washington, Best Actor; and past Oscar winner and compere Whoopi Goldberg.

In your dreams.


Here's one of the worst effects of affirmative action : it's awfully hard to believe that the awards last night to a couple of fine actors--who, however, were appearing in relatively obscure films--weren't a function of articles like this more than they were recognitions of the actual performances. Thus does racialism diminish the achievements of people of color. Posted by Orrin Judd at March 25, 2002 7:39 AM
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