Does anyone else have a problem with there being a “Black Movie Awards” other than me? Wasn’t the whole idea since the beginning of the civil rights movement equality and desegregation? Are the participants in this show insinuating that the movie industry is still being biased for white movies? Or are they saying that their movies (or choice in movies – I’m not sure how it works) are more worthy than those of whites? The hypocrisy just seems so great; if a “White Movie Awards” were organized to exclude blacks, people would be screaming racism left and right and it would seem like a huge setback for civil rights. Why, then, is this not such a setback? I’m not trying to look at the world rosy-eyed, but I really don’t see the need for a separate event such as this.
This gripe could be extended to BET and other means of intentional segregation as well. There’s just no need for the specification of color now.