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In the wake of great movies like, ‘Selma,’ still to this day people of color don’t get their recognition when it come to an Academy Award. Hollywood (United States) (AFP)- African American civil rights groups plan to protest outside Sunday’s Oscars show, where every single one of this year’s 20 acting nominees is white.  Regardless of the size, the demonstration will revive debate about diversity at the Oscars- awarding Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, who voting members are majority white and with an average age in their 60’s. According to Earl Ofari Hutchinson, head of the LA Urban Policy Roundtable group, the message is clear ‘The goal of the protest is to send a message to the Academy: you don’t reflect America, your industry doesn’t reflect America. Women, Hispanics, African-Americans, people of color are invisible in Hollywood.’ Denzel Washington and Halle Berry were lauded as having made history for winning best actor and actress Oscars back in ’02,’ that’s been over a decade and still no progress has been made.

By, Gullaume Meyer

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