The Oscars Are Still Playing the Same Race Card

Despite more racially diverse nominees than ever in 2021, the Academy Awards— and movies — remain largely segregated.

Clockwise from top left: Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal (Photo: Amazon Studios), Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Photo: Netflix), the cast of Minari (Photo: A24)

Hollywood continues to have a too-limited scope when it comes to casting actors who aren’t White as leads in feature films. Nearly 70 years after Brown v. Board of Education integrated U.S. schools, American cinema still has segregation issues.

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