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More Racial Representation At Oscars

A few years ago, April Reign created the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite to bring awareness to the lack of diversity in Hollywood.


Since then, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences guaranteed that more representation of people of color and women would double by 2020.


For this year’s Oscars, seven out of twenty actors nominated are people of color. Denzel Washington, Dev Patel, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Octavia Spencer, Ruth Negga, and Viola Davis are the nominated actors. Four directors of color were also nominated: Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins, Herbert Peck, and Raoul Peck.


So does that mean #OscarsSoWhite is now #OscarsLessWhite?


Reign said on Twitter that while this year’s nominations are an improvement, it “doesn't make up for eighty years of under representation of all groups."

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