The Selma Solution: Boycott the Academy Awards

Flickering Myth

The frustration stems from the painful, agonizing, simplistic truth that anyone can observe and comment on disparity. Identifying societal ills is hardly rocket science, and pointing out that the Academy Awards could benefit from casting a wider net is something people have been pitching since before the Civil Rights movement had a name. Rather than just acknowledging the problems, why doesn’t someone put forth an idea that could actually lead to change. But this is not what writers do. We hem, we haw, and we enjoy the friction because it gives us something to write about.

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