I loved this post because I do this it is important to listen to. Honestly is the Oscars whitewashed? Yes. It is. In Jada’s rant she talked about how this is a shame, which it is. The one thing that people need to remember is that other actors and actresses were the people who voted for these categories. It isn’t simply a group of old, white men deciding who gets these awards. Actors and actresses of all shapes, colors, and sizes get together and decide.
Jada has more opportunity than most actors out there because of who she is married too and the money that they have. As Janet said, people are dying yet you want to complain about the Oscars? Will has been nominated twice for an Oscar and has been nominated four times for the Golden Globes.
If you got this far let’s donate to all of the kids being poisoned in Flint, I think that is more important than the Oscars and who was nominated.
Check out the video below and let me know if you agree with Jada or Janet.
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America has spent so much time, money & resources fighting wars abroad and completely fell asleep at the wheel of the war brewing within our cities, neighborhoods & blocks. We are supposed to stand for freedom & equal opportunity. That’s supposed to mean MORE than just words but the actions of late just don’t speak to what we are supposed to stand for. This is BIGGER than BLACK and WHITE. This is about America selling a false dream. Now we’ve obviously progressed since the inception of this nation but we took our eye off the ball and it feels as though things are moving backwards. As a black man, I find it difficult to understand that our biggest export (our American culture) comes from us. The people in the streets… The way the world dresses, talks, what they listen to, what they watch… That all comes from us. How can we be the ones responsible for America’s biggest export & fear for our lives like we shouldn’t belong here. I don’t have all the answers nor do I believe anyone does, but we need to have conversations around how to improve as a nation. How do we show any ounce of progress that keeps hope alive. This is too big of a problem to be solved overnight but there needs to be some questions answered to get things back on the track of righteousness. Amazing people died for this country. We owe it to the past, present & future to come together and move this country in the right direction. This is my home just like it is anyone else’s. RIP CRISPUS ATTUCKS. FIRST MAN TO DIE IN AMERICA’s FREEDOM WAR & HE WAS BLACK! GOD BLESS EVERY OUNCE OF INNOCENT BLOOD SHED FOR THIS NATION & MY FAMILY. (Nas)
Wow. That is honestly all that I can say after reading this post, this post is easily one of the best that I have ready when it comes to racial inequality in this country. I don’t want to get into a debate on what is going on but I will say that something needs to be done. I think that is rather obvious and Nas was able to put it into words so clear.
In my opinion Nas is one of the greatest rappers of all time so it makes sense he was able to make such an incredible description of this country.
It is time for us to all stand together as one rather than look at people for their differences.
It is now the year 2014 and race is still one of the biggest issues when it comes to American culture. It is something that isn’t really talked about to much until a cop uses their power in the wrong way, or something like that. It is just kind of swept under the rug. Talking about race can be an extremely touchy subject that not many people know how to actually communicate about. Me, I am one of those people honestly. I don’t want to say the wrong term, sound like I am racist, and then get grief for that when I meant nothing offensive at all. This video of Raven is extremely important though.
You know after watching this video I have gained a respect for Raven-Symoné that I didn’t even realize needed to be there. See I grew up with her as Raven on the show “That’s So Raven” where she was hilarious and everyone knew it. I didn’t realize that she was a beautiful person off screen, someone who had so much to say and genuinely wanted to speak her mind.
Oprah told Raven that she was going to get a lot of flack on Twitter for saying that she wasn’t African American and truthfully I think that he she did get flack, but people were also very interested to hear what she had to say. If more people could be open minded about race then maybe we could have actual conversations instead of all of this fighting.
What do you think about Raven’s statements about labels?