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Sony Hack Reveals Hollywood's Acceptance Of White Privilege : Code Switch : Npr

The Rev. Al Sharpton (left) and Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, speak to reporters after they met with Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal on Dec. 18. All of them are white. Weeks earlier, the magazine had a roundtable with seven actresses from similarly well-regarded films. All of them were white, despite powerful http://www.purevolume.com/barnesruwn/posts/8651446/The+Best+Of+Instagram+2014%3A+Top+Posts+And+Favorite+Locations+%7C+Abc7.com performances in films mentioned above, like Selma and Beyond the Lights, Belle, Black or White, Dear White People and even Annie. When I asked Hollywood Reporter editor Janice Min about this, she said the films this year with nonwhite stars either weren't considered serious Oscar contenders or, like Selma, weren't available for screening when the magazine made its round-table choices. Last year, the magazine had a similar round table including three nonwhite actresses. But because they couldn't stretch their rules to consider the one film featuring black people that has serious awards-season buzz, they missed out on including Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo, star of Selma, in their actor panel. Patricia Arquette (clockwise from left), Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Amy Adams, Felicity Jones, Julianne Moore and Hilary Swank on the Nov. 28 cover of The Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Reporter hide caption itoggle caption The Hollywood Reporter This seems a prime example http://www.23hq.com/solwhyp/story/19133553 of how even institutions that take a close look at Hollywood's issues with race can also reinforce those problems by sticking with old habits and established practices.
Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/12/26/371716376/hollywoods-acceptance-of-white-privilege-revealed-by-sony-hack?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=storiesfromnpr

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