Hollywood continues to suffer from bias, but it's not always the kind you expect.
The Emmet Till recount is heartbreaking and poignant. I can't imagine how it must have felt to grow up in such a time. Well said Andrew, I'm here as a fan and reader of your work first, but also as a learner and of yours and so many peoples struggles in the face of unlawful and cruel horrors. We as humanity have come far, but have so much further to go.
“And it is no exaggeration to say we lived in the shadow of the Emmett Till murder for the rest of my growing up years.”
I can’t imagine how every black parent must’ve have felt after this happened. Your personal anecdote about your mother’s reaction to the white girl’s picture was totally understandable.
It is so deep. It's like trying to cut the rot out of an apple, only to find that it is so deep in the core that it seems impossible without destroying the fruit. I don't know what to say.
A thoughtful analysis of the current situation in the “awards world”. Will it take another generation for things to become more equitable?
Awards aren't about excellence. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.