With the 88th Academy Awards set to take place this Sunday, it's hard to avoid the heated controversy aptly summarized by the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. Everyone seems to have an opinion on it, which makes the conversation fascinating... and frustrating. On one hand I love that an issue as crucial as diversity in film has become topical, but while exposing the industry for its extreme shortcomings in hiring actors/actresses of varied ethnic backgrounds it has somehow devolved into an unsettlingly irrational debate. It's terrifying to think that in the year 2016 people can still argue in favour of blatant injustice, using the same "logic" as men's rights activists and #AllLivesMatter proponents. That's why I was elated when I discovered this rally cry of a video that the good folks at Last Week Tonight released earlier this week. Watch it. Share it. Love it!
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