SJWs have promised not to retire the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite for 2017, and have even expanded upon it to include not just black people, but all people in the "other."
The infamous hashtag raged its way across social media last year when SJWs got upset to see not enough people of color nominated in the acting categories for the Academy Awards, even though Mexican director A lejandro González Iñárritu received his second nomination after winning the previous year for Birdman.
Speaking with The Vulture, #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign, the managing editor of BroadwayBlack.com, said that even though Hollywood has made "progress" in 2017, they still have a long way to go for "all marginalized communities."
"Where are the films that show the Latino/Latina experience?" she asked rhetorically. "Or the films that focus on the LGBTQIA community? There's still a lot of work to be done, despite the fact that we have a lot of great films this year — 'Fences,' 'Loving,' 'Hidden Figures,' 'Moonlight,' and so on."
She then stated that the hashtag must continue to prevent Hollywood from falling into complacency on the subject of diversity, falsely saying the eclectic array of diverse films this year could just be a fluke, accusing the Academy of persecuting minorities for over 80 years.
It's very presumptive that it's occurring, and not only because we haven't even seen the nominations yet, so we can't know what's going to happen. But also because one year does not fix a problem that has been going on for over 80. There has been an increase in the number of films that reflect the black experience. However with respect to people of color overall, with respect to marginalized communities, which is what #OscarsSoWhite is all about, it's still been a relatively poor year.
She did not specify how many Oscars minorities need to win before they would retire the hashtag.