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Message received: Oscars lack diversity
Chris Rock, the host of Sunday’s Academy Awards, focused on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy in his monologue and throughout the evening.
Perhaps it was appropriate to bring the topic up, but to make it the theme throughout the whole awards show was over the top.
I got the message after Rock’s first stand-up. The rest was unnecessary.
Thomas Laurie Felts
I’m more concerned about the lack of black executives in corporations and employees in the tech sector. I’m also more concerned about the number of our kids going to jail than college. Those are real problems.
Everyone laughed at Rock’s jokes, and then it will be business as usual. They are all rich, and some are complaining they aren’t treated right. Who cares?