There’s discrimination in Oscarwood, alright, but it’s not the blacks who should be complaining

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The number of black Oscar winners pretty much matches their representation in the population as a whole: 10% vs. 12%.

Oscar nominations have not dramatically under-represented black actors. Instead, they have greatly over-represented white ones. Blacks are 12.6% of the American population, and 10% of Oscar nominations since 2000 have gone to black actors. But just 3% of nominations have gone to their Hispanic peers (16% of the population), 1% to those with Asian backgrounds, and 2% to those of other heritage (see chart).

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And where is the “Best Mexican Midget” category?!


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18 responses to “There’s discrimination in Oscarwood, alright, but it’s not the blacks who should be complaining

  1. Anonymous

    If you listened to any interviews Will Smith gave this week he mentioned these numbers. But then again I am guessing you snarl your lip and switch off whenever an Africa American speaks,

  2. Whitey Ford

    Speaking of blacks-

    “In order to help black males graduate, the University of Connecticut is constructing a dorm with a living space only for them.

    Called the ScHOLA2RS House, the living community for African American males is set to open in 2016. According to UConn’s website, the ScHOLA2RS House is “a scholastic initiative to groom, nurture, and train the next generation of leaders to address grand challenges in society through the promotion of academic success in undergraduate programs at the University of Connecticut and in competitive graduate programs.”

  3. As a mental defective, I’m glad Hollywood is re-cutting their trailers to show us as real people, with real feelingz

  4. Fatdaddy

    “Oscars, to god-damned hell with Oscars! We have no Oscars. In fact, we don’t need Oscars. I don’t have to show you any stinking Oscars, you god-damned cabrón and chinga tu madre!”

  5. Fatdaddy

    Chapo Guzman…my vote for best Narco.

  6. Mickster

    The Irish have nine nominations this year so they’re thrilled.

  7. Anonymous

    Picked this out of the Greenwich Time. Heroin is killing the children of CT at an alarming rate, with 415 overdose deaths last year. Personally am astounded. The liberal left elite of CT and the rest of the country pay lip service to fixing this problem, but want to take guns away from law abiding citizens. Our Democratic politicians, who control Hartford are beyond worthless.

    With heroin and opioid deaths skyrocketing, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will convene youth in recovery, educators and experts to discuss measures to combat the crisis at 11:15 a.m. on Monday at Community Mental Health Affiliates in New Britain. Heroin and opiate abuse has skyrocketed in Connecticut and nationwide in recent years. While the epidemic has impacted all demographic groups, 18 to 25 year olds are most at risk. In the past decade, heroin use among young adults has more than doubled.

    In 2012, there were 195 fatal heroin, morphine or codeine overdoses in Connecticut. By 2013, that number had jumped to 284. In 2014, it skyrocketed to 347. By 2015, 415 overdose deaths were reported. This rise in deaths and the increasing addiction rates for heroin are inextricably connected with the availability of illegal drugs, the lack of adequate resources to address addiction and the over-prescription of pain killers.

    Blumenthal has hosted similar discussions over the past several months on different aspects of this heroin and opiate abuse epidemic in communities across Connecticut.

    “Heroin and opiate abuse is a deadly, pernicious scourge plaguing communities across the state, claiming hundreds of lives and destroying families, with youth age 18 to 25 most at risk,” Blumenthal said in a news release. “Our high schools are not immune, with educators and substance abuse experts on the front lines of this devastating crisis every day. Despite major advances in Connecticut, including the widespread use of Narcan and greater attention to the prescription of opiate pain killers, we have yet to control and contain this epidemic. Over the past several months, in communities across Connecticut heavily impacted by this tragedy, I have convened doctors, substance abuse experts, mental health professionals and law enforcement to discuss the response to this crisis and to identify ways that federal resources may be able to assist.”