Why do we even care? By we, I mean us. By us, I mean them. By, them I mean the
folks certain others seems to deny. By against, I mean coloreds. However, I don’t
just mean Blacks/African Amercians. I mean anyone that, by all accounts, aren’t
straight, white dudes.
#oscarssowhite, but isn’t that to be expected? I mean, has it ever been diverse. Yea,
there have been moments. I recall when Eddie Murphy was a presenter and brought
the issue up. And, I’m actually surprised to notice that folks like Diana Ross (with
her fine ass), Richard Pryor (with his crazy ass), Whoopi, Chris Rock and even
Sammy Davis were hosts of the gala. And, all things considered, that’s a pretty
But, the question still remains (nod to Gangstarr), why does anyone think that the
Oscars would ever be more representative of not only the movie viewing public, but
the individuals involved with making these 90-minute escapades into the cinematic
absurd? Have they ever? Do we expect the academy to wake up and realize that
there are other talented folks that are deserving for their acting performances or
Mooney told y’all.
Gregory told y’all.
Spike kinda told y’all.
Hell, the Oscars told y’all.
And you uppity coloreds still ain’t listen.
I mean at this point it’s almost laughable that this is a thing. Now, don’t get me
wrong, I totally understand the sentiment. We should all be recognized for our
accomplishments by our peers. Well, that’s the hope. The notion is a grand idea. It’s
laudable and beautiful sentiment.
But, that’s not America. Sure there are pockets of folks who realize these awards and
bounties. The practice is certainly not realized across the board. Thinking that it
should is a grave assumption to say the least. Grave only because that hope sets one
up to be let down as if that’s the actual goal. Like you almost want to be let down.
So, in my opinion, the pleas to make the Oscars more representative are completely
understood. And, my hat is off to one and all making that plea. However, I just don’t
give a shit about the Oscars to consider that those in charge would give a shit about
making it diverse.
I’d rather that plea turn into the motivation to put forth pictures that tell the stories
that are routinely marginalize so that Tyler Perry isn’t the only one gettin’ his shit
off in an astronomical way. There’s way too much talent out there for anyone to be
clamoring for the academy to recognize them. Maybe that’s my naiveté. I can’t care
though. The message has been received loud and clear.
More power to you if you’re into all this hoopla. By all means, watch the red carpet
and folks in those threads, the very same proprietors who maintain retail
experiences that would likely deny any one of us the peace of mind to shop without
hassle. Or whatever. I mean, spend your time how you like.
Watch the awards being doled out to people who spent a modicum of time to take us
all into a fantasy. I love movies. I just don’t give a shit about awards. And, I sure as
hell don’t give a shit about awards that don’t give a shit about me.