Neither answers to this question have a positive outcome on progressive legislation or my viewing pleasure. Let's face it: America is pretty white.
But do we have to be this obnoxious about it? From "representative" bicameral government institutions to the 94% white Academy responsible for this year's tragic nominations, we have failed.
Here's my reasoning:
3. Straight Outta Compton
These three films alone illustrate the massive amount of talent demonstrated by black directors and actors this year alone. The thematic motifs of freedom, education, and perseverance beautifully intertwined within these bildungsroman tales are vivid proof that the system is broken-- shattered and obviously blind.
I saw Creed four times.
Dope brought me to tears at the reality of drug and college crossroads.
And while Straight Outta Compton was full of misogyny and homophobia the film depicted the truth behind the careers of NWA magically.
How will Chris Rock handle his hosting? Will "black twitter" be watching?
So, my point is that between the Oscars and Congress are both victims of the same tragic plight. Lack of diversity is a sign that while times have changed, a lot of conditions remain the same and perhaps this generation should fight back against it by solving the plague: be the change we want to see. Be the Academy (but A LOT better). Make Congress younger, more diverse, and more representative of its republic.
p.s. if Michael B. Jordan should ever happen across this blog post I personally believed the Academy should be dismantled for its ignorance to his performance as a boxer not struggling solely for a title, but for acceptance in a world where his conception meant infidelity. #BOOM