“Never stop speaking out, never accept the distortions, never accept the lies & never give up”
I don’t know if any of you caught the several BBC interviews with Denzel Washington last week…the main concern, naturally, was that the Oscars were too ‘white’…aren’t they?
Amusingly Washington completely dismissed that line of thought pointing out that he has been nominated 8 times and has won two Oscars. He said if it ain’t on the page it ain’t on the stage…meaning Black actors, writers and directors had to start producing, and producing good stuff, not relying on reverse racism, positive discrimination, to get their work produced and seen. He, and many others, is proof that if you’re good enough the awards and the money will come. He said the fact that last year’s Oscars were so white was mere chance and not conspiracy.
BBC interviewers must have gone away very disappointed, no gold star from the boss after failing to tick that box.