Following the release of 2014's Oscar nominations, leftist blowhards and race hustlers alike have been crying "foul" over the lack of black people represented in the categories, most especially, Huffington Post's Lauren Duca, who lamented that this year's Oscars will be "the whitest since 1998."
"Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and other white people kindly welcome you to the whitest Oscars since 1998," wrote Duca. "Yes, unfortunately, you read that right: Without a nod for David Oyelowo announced this morning (see white person Brad Pitt for help on that pronunciation) 2015 will be the worst year for diversity in Hollywood since the 70th annual ceremony."
Oddly enough, Duca fully recognized that 12 Years A Slave won Best Picture Oscar last year along with a Best Supporting Actress win for the African native Lupita Nyong'o, not to mention a Best Director win for Latin filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, but somehow that just wasn't enough.
For Lauren Duca to not cry "racism," there must be a black actor represented in every acting category, every year. It does not matter to Duca that Selma, a film depicting the trials of Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights movement, received a Best Picture nomination, or that Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu has been nominated for directing Birdman; a black actor or actress must be present at all times.
"If there's a lesson to be learned here it's that we have a long way to go before we can truly talk about progress being made," she concluded.
David Sims over at The Atlantic has expressed similar sentiment to Lauren Duca, saying this year's Oscar nods stemmed from the Academy's presence of "overwhelmingly old white men."