At issue in the news (and on the Morning Show) recently has been the disproportionate number of Academy Award nominees of white ethnicity in comparison to those of any and all other races combined, i.e. #OscarsSoWhite. While some have questioned whether any non-white actors even deserved nominations this year, others have said non-white actors "need to stop whining" and focus on more important things. Uhh, about that:
For the second year in a row not a single Academy Award nominee in any of the acting categories are black. This has caused a lot of commentary and talk of boycotts. Some of it comes from the people you'd suspect like Al Sharpton and Michael Moore. Plenty of minority celebrities seem to be honestly concerned about what seems to them like a white-out.