This thread is about Racism. It's not meant to be inflammatory, I'd encourage anyone thinking of replying to think their responses out carefully, and to keep emotion out of it, so this doesn't turn into a topic full of hate and horror.
There are a group of people who included Jada Pinkett Smith and now Will Smith (Supporting his wife's position) and a director, who have decided not to attend the Oscars, because, for the second year running, no black actors have received a nomination.
I am wondering if this is ALSO a type of racism, because should nominations not be based on the skill and performance of the individual and NOT be a race matter? Just because there were no black actors nominated, does not automatically make the people who
decide who gets nominated and who wins, racist to my thinking... It's possible they are, but it's not something that should be automatically assumed without significant additional evidence.
To my mind, it fits in the same vein as the SA Black player mandatory ratio of black players in the national rugby team. Teams should be picked on MERIT, skill, suitability, ability to work well with others, etc.