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Should Black Actors Stick Together? Hell No!

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Should black actors boycott the Academy Awards? The Hollywood left prides itself on celebrating diversity. However, when it comes to their most prestigious awards ceremony, black actors and black movie producers seem to be omitted from consideration. The latest snub, "Straight out of Compton" is considered by many to be Oscar worthy. So much so that a few black Hollywood elites are crying foul and calling for a boycott!

Boycott...

I remember the first time I listened to the iconic album, Strait Outta Compton. It was also the last time. It's not that the recording wasn't brilliant, it's just that I couldn't identify with the lyrics. Nor did I want to. As a matter of fact, I found the subject matter offensive. "F*#k the police?"

Uhhhh.. No.

Now I lost my black card years ago, but I wonder if the members of the Academy (older white folk) felt the same way? If so, wouldn't that make the N.W.A. (Niggas With Attitude) bio-flick more of a culture clash rather than institutional racism? Movies like Django or the Hateful 8 (Quentin Tarantino) take liberties with the N-word. Words that whites have been prohibited from using but blacks have grown quite comfortable with. Spike Lee is disgusted with Tarantino for his blatant violation of "the code," yet he remains powerless to do anything about it. However, Spike is also miffed because, even though he doesn't like the word (or at least white directors using the word), N.W.A., in his mind, deserves Oscar recognition from the "white Academy?" Seriously, if it were not for double standards, the left would have no standards at all.

Soooo... Boycott?

I have no dog in the present cycle of Academy Awards racial fight because I gave up on the Oscars after The Color Purple got snubbed. Fool me once, shame on you. However, black folk who are seriously trying to play the game of Oscar politics with their own set of cultural rules are the bigger fools. (cough...Jada Pinkett Smith...cough!)

It's the culture, stupid!

In the same way the new Civil Rights movement of #blacklivesmatter celebrates thugs and criminals, this year, black Hollywood elites want accolades for a movie that depicts a culture Academy members simply refuse to deal with. Plus, Will Smith sucked in Concussion! Again, is that racist?

Until the Academy can be stacked with black folk in the same way Obama stacked the courts with liberals, or until Hollywood blacks create a Blackywood like India's Bollywood... I guess the BET Awards will have to do!

Then there is the inside view provided by Aunt Vivian from The Prince of Bel-Air! Hey, Jada! What did the five fingers say to the face? SLAP!

Nuff said.

Should black actors boycott the Academy Awards? The Hollywood left prides itself on celebrating diversity. However, when it comes to their most prestigious award ceremony, black actors and movies seem to be omitted from consideration. The latest snub, "Straight out of Compton" is considered by many to be Oscar worthy. So much so that a few black Hollywood elites are crying foul and calling for a boycott!

Boycott...

I remember the first time I listened to the iconic album Strait outta Compton. It was also the last time. It's not that recording wasn't brilliant it's just that I couldn't identify with the lyrics. Nor did I want to. As a matter of fact, I found the subject matter offensive. "F*#k the police?"

Uhhhh.. No.

Now I lost my black card years ago but I wonder if the members of the academy (older white folk) felt the same way? If so, wouldn't that make the N.W.A. (Nigga's With Attitude) bio-flick more of a culture clash instead of institutional racism? Movies like Django or the Hateful 8 (Quentin Tarantino) take liberties with the N-word. Words that whites have been prohibited from using but blacks have grown quite comfortable with. Spike Lee is disgusted with Tarantino for his blatant violation of the code, yet he remains powerless to do anything about it. However, Spike is also miffed because even though he doesn't like the word (or at least white directors using the word) N.W.A in his mind deserves Oscar recognition from the 'white Academy?' Seriously, if it were not for double standards the left would have no standers at all.

Soooo... Boycott?

I have no dog in the present cycle of Academy Awards racial angst because I gave up on The Oscars after The Color Purple got snubbed. Fool me once shame on you. However, black folk who are seriously trying to play the game of Oscar politics by their own set of cultural rules are the bigger fools. (*Cough! Jada Picket *cough!)

It's The Culture Stupid!

In the same way the new Civil Rights movement of #blacklivesmatter celebrates thugs and criminals, this year black Hollywood elites want accolades for a movie that depicts a culture Academy members simply refuse to deal with. Plus, Will Smith sucked in Concussion! Again, is that racist? Until The Academy can be stacked with black folk in the same way Obama stacked the courts with liberals or like India's Bollywood, Black folk in Hollywood start a Blackywood...

I guess the BET Awards will have to do!

Then there is the inside view provided by Aunt Vivian from The Prince of Bel-Air! Hey Jada! What did the five fingers say to the face? SLAP!

Nuff said.

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James T Harris

Radio talk show host, conservative commentator, Beautiful Man. James T. Harris is the Ring Master of The Conservative Circus heard on 104.1 FM  KQTH

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