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ACTOR DANNY DEVITO SPEAKS ABOUT OSCAR CONTROVERSY- SAYS “WE’RE A BUNCH OF RACIST”

Published January 23, 2016 by sheezacoldpiece

  
It doesn’t get any better than Danny DeVito speaking the blatant truth about American racism.  While many have grown tired of hearing about #OscarsSoWhite, the topic can’t continue to be dismissed and swept under the rug.  It’s about time for America to come to grips about race issues and tackle them head on.  Racism exists. Admit it and do something about it. 

Actor Don Cheadle also weighed in about the recent changes being made to the academy members to include people of color.  He referred to it as “Dealing with the symptom and not starting at the root cause of how we even got to results like this”

  
Definitely a very valid point that points directly to the root being racist white privilege, that too often goes unnoticed by many white people.  Watch the interview below to hear comments from both actors.

OSCARS SO WHITE SUPPORTER CHARLOTTE RAMPLING SAYS OSCAR OUTCRY FROM BLACKS IS RACIST AGAINST WHITES

Published January 22, 2016 by sheezacoldpiece

  
Get a good look at this crazy old bat.  Looking like the old white man from “BAPs” had the nerve to fix her mouth to say it’s racism against whites to include black nominees.  Here’s more on this foolery below…

In stark contrast to fellow Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo’s comments yesterday, Charlotte Rampling thinks that the Oscar diversity outcry is “racist against whites.”

The British screen icon, who’s up for best actress for her role in the marital drama “45 Years,” said during an interview on Friday morning with French radio station Europe 1 that the campaign to boycott the Feb. 28 ceremony is racist in and of itself.

“It is racist against whites,” she said. “One can never really know, but sometimes maybe black actors did not deserve to make the final list.”

Rampling, an Academy member, also implied that she wouldn’t support the Academy’s introduction of quotas. AMPAS may revamp Oscar categories and overhaul membership requirements as controversy grows over 2016’s list of acting nominees.  

“Why classify people? We live now in countries where anyway people are more or less accepted,” the first-time Academy Award nominee said. “There are always problems: ‘He’s less handsome’ or ‘He’s too black’ or ‘He’s too white.’ There will always, always be someone who will say, ‘Oh, you’re too…’ What are we going to do? We’re going to classify all that to create thousands of little minorities everywhere?

When the interviewer said black actors feel like a minority in the film industry, Rampling replied “no comment.”

Rampling is one of 20 white actors nominated for an Oscar, which has prompted outcry about Hollywood’s growing diversity problem. Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee have said they’ll be sitting out the upcoming ceremony, while Lupita Nyong’o, George Clooney, David Oyelowo, Will Packer and others have criticized the show, which spawned the trending hashtag “Oscars So White.”

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement on Monday that the Academy “is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership” to address the issue, while former prexy Hawk Koch called on Hollywood to push diversity in an open letter released Thursday.

-via Variety

Her comments are no shocker, and are typical of most privileged old white folks.  She probably hasn’t seen any of the films featuring lead black actors, yet felt the need to comment about who is or isn’t deserving.  A clear picture of the makeup of the Academy.  Screw the Oscars.  They stole P’tah and we’ll steal him back. 

  

JANE ELLIOTT – THE RACISM EXPERT

Published January 22, 2016 by sheezacoldpiece

  

“I’m Jane Elliott. I’m your resident bitch for the day – welcome to the workshop.” Anti-racism expert, Jane Elliott. 
That’s how anti-racism expert Jane Elliott describes her role as she confronts racism head on using her “Blue eyed/Brown eye” experiment.   She’s unapologetic when it comes to calling out white privilege, and has no issue making white folks extremely uncomfortable while having to relate to experiences minorities face on a daily basis.  Check out one of her experiments below.

RAMPANT RACISM AT DESERT VISTA HIGH SCHOOL…

Published January 22, 2016 by sheezacoldpiece

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These seniors at Desert Vista High School in Arizona, had the bright idea to take a picture donning this racial slur.  The picture quickly went viral and naturally parents and many students were offended and outraged.  The girls each received a 5 day suspension for the offense.  The school tweeted out the following message after the incident…

  These students should’ve been expelled for doing this.  They thought it was funny, and it just goes to show how they really feel about black people.  What do you think?  Was the punishment appropriate, too harsh, or not harsh enough?