Infographic: The diversity gap at the Oscars
A lot has changed since the Academy Awards began in 1927. Racial segregation was outlawed, the courts came to the realization that barring all fertile women from certain workplaces was supremely illegal and a banning all discrimination on the basis of sex and race was enshrined into law. You’d think that these monumental changes would seep their way into the film industry. But alas, Hollywood is still stuck in the diversity stone age.
Thanks to the good people at Lee & Low Books who crafted the disturbing infographic below, it’s mighty clear that the Oscars is the whitest old boys club there is.
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