Posts by James Khubiar

On the #OscarsSoWhite Controversy

Is it passe to be talking about the “Oscars so white” controversy yet? Even if it is, this isn’t a new issue. If you were talking about it in 2016, you’re not being topical so much as you’re being late to the party. The Oscars sorely lacking racial diversity has been an issue forever. The fact that people have based this year’s controversy around the omission of certain nominations isn’t an advancement for diversity, it is a sad and shallow intrusion from the mainstream into an awards ceremony that effectively should honor the best in the industry. More distressing aren’t
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