Time for the 'Black Oscars'?

You've never heard anybody complain, "The Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards are so black!"  And you never will.

It's time for the Oscars.  And the left will use any repetitive opportunity to discuss race in yet another nonsensical way.

Whether it's the Oscars or the Hall of Fame for Winter Sports, there will be a discussion of why there are too few black people represented.

There are too few black people in the Curling Hall of Fame! - Al Sharpton (could well say this one day!)

Huffington Post ran a piece recently that reads:

#OscarsSoWhite that if Common and John Legend win an Academy Award for Best Original Song this Sunday, it will be only the 32nd time in 87 years that a black person has held a competitive Oscar on Hollywood's biggest stage. That's 32 times out of more than 2,900 winners.

"It's a white industry. Just as the NBA is a black industry. I'm not even saying it's a bad thing. It just is," Chris Rock wrote last year in a thoughtful op-ed for The Hollywood Reporter. Rock's piece went viral because of how clearly he laid out the problems in Hollywood: It's a place where at every level, from the top on down, diversity is lagging behind society.

Except here's where Rock was wrong: It is a "bad thing." Last year, 43 million people watched the Academy Awards. This year's ceremony will reach more than 200 countries around the globe. For 87 years, the Oscars have been a celebration of filmmaking. And the message it puts across, however unintentionally, is hard to miss: Certain voices matter more than others.

There you have it.  Even when Chris Rock admits that sometimes things just are what they are, with no conspiracy against black people, some bleeding-heart leftist steps up to remind black people just how bad we have it.

Are black people excluded from Hollywood?  Are there not black people doing quite well in Hollywood?

Tyler Perry is practically a one-man wrecking crew with his Madea films.  And before people realized how vile and despicable Spike Lee is, he did pretty well in Hollywood, though he is pretty much a bottom-feeder these days.

In defense of part of what HuffPo says, I too was pissed when Out of Africa won Best Picture over The Color Purple.

The irony of a bunch of white people in a movie about Africa winning over a bunch of black people in a movie with "purple" in the title didn't go unnoticed by me.

I hasten to add, The Color Purple was a far better film than Out of Africa, the latter being the typical Hollywood drivel that the Oscar selection committee members like.

That said, I didn't lose a lot of sleep over a pretentious Hollywood whack-job, namely Steven Spielberg, not getting an award I felt he deserved.

Instead of the constant complaining about "blackness," mostly by white liberals on behalf of blacks, why don't these fools just...here it comes...segregate Hollywood?  Make a Blackywood or something equivalent.

If black liberals want a bigger voice in Hollywood, they should start their own version of Hollywood.  It's really that simple, since Hollywood doesn't have a monopoly on entertainment.

Look at some of the big black stars: Denzel Washington, Will Smith, Kevin Hart, Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, and many more.  I would have no problem seeing films with these people and the many other great black actors in Hollywood with a sprinkling of white people.

And let’s face it: Oprah has enough money to challenge Sony, and who could argue with the timing, right?!

From my vantage point, it looks as though if white liberals complain enough, they can get black people to segregate themselves!  Black neighborhoods, black schools, Congressional Black Caucus, and so on.  Black-centric living, thinking, doing.

There has never been a white (or other color) Miss Black America, yet white people don't complain.  How do white people stand for this?!

It's practically genius, when you consider how many "black" things there are, yet how hard blacks fought years ago to end segregation and become part of "mainstream society."

Yes, I do chuckle at liberalism often.

I offer black liberals this word of caution: Bollywood.

Separate from "white" Hollywood, and you too can be as popular here as the Indian actors nobody here knows.

Kevin Jackson is a bestselling author and syndicated radio show host.

You've never heard anybody complain, "The Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards are so black!"  And you never will.

It's time for the Oscars.  And the left will use any repetitive opportunity to discuss race in yet another nonsensical way.

Whether it's the Oscars or the Hall of Fame for Winter Sports, there will be a discussion of why there are too few black people represented.

There are too few black people in the Curling Hall of Fame! - Al Sharpton (could well say this one day!)

Huffington Post ran a piece recently that reads:

#OscarsSoWhite that if Common and John Legend win an Academy Award for Best Original Song this Sunday, it will be only the 32nd time in 87 years that a black person has held a competitive Oscar on Hollywood's biggest stage. That's 32 times out of more than 2,900 winners.

"It's a white industry. Just as the NBA is a black industry. I'm not even saying it's a bad thing. It just is," Chris Rock wrote last year in a thoughtful op-ed for The Hollywood Reporter. Rock's piece went viral because of how clearly he laid out the problems in Hollywood: It's a place where at every level, from the top on down, diversity is lagging behind society.

Except here's where Rock was wrong: It is a "bad thing." Last year, 43 million people watched the Academy Awards. This year's ceremony will reach more than 200 countries around the globe. For 87 years, the Oscars have been a celebration of filmmaking. And the message it puts across, however unintentionally, is hard to miss: Certain voices matter more than others.

There you have it.  Even when Chris Rock admits that sometimes things just are what they are, with no conspiracy against black people, some bleeding-heart leftist steps up to remind black people just how bad we have it.

Are black people excluded from Hollywood?  Are there not black people doing quite well in Hollywood?

Tyler Perry is practically a one-man wrecking crew with his Madea films.  And before people realized how vile and despicable Spike Lee is, he did pretty well in Hollywood, though he is pretty much a bottom-feeder these days.

In defense of part of what HuffPo says, I too was pissed when Out of Africa won Best Picture over The Color Purple.

The irony of a bunch of white people in a movie about Africa winning over a bunch of black people in a movie with "purple" in the title didn't go unnoticed by me.

I hasten to add, The Color Purple was a far better film than Out of Africa, the latter being the typical Hollywood drivel that the Oscar selection committee members like.

That said, I didn't lose a lot of sleep over a pretentious Hollywood whack-job, namely Steven Spielberg, not getting an award I felt he deserved.

Instead of the constant complaining about "blackness," mostly by white liberals on behalf of blacks, why don't these fools just...here it comes...segregate Hollywood?  Make a Blackywood or something equivalent.

If black liberals want a bigger voice in Hollywood, they should start their own version of Hollywood.  It's really that simple, since Hollywood doesn't have a monopoly on entertainment.

Look at some of the big black stars: Denzel Washington, Will Smith, Kevin Hart, Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, and many more.  I would have no problem seeing films with these people and the many other great black actors in Hollywood with a sprinkling of white people.

And let’s face it: Oprah has enough money to challenge Sony, and who could argue with the timing, right?!

From my vantage point, it looks as though if white liberals complain enough, they can get black people to segregate themselves!  Black neighborhoods, black schools, Congressional Black Caucus, and so on.  Black-centric living, thinking, doing.

There has never been a white (or other color) Miss Black America, yet white people don't complain.  How do white people stand for this?!

It's practically genius, when you consider how many "black" things there are, yet how hard blacks fought years ago to end segregation and become part of "mainstream society."

Yes, I do chuckle at liberalism often.

I offer black liberals this word of caution: Bollywood.

Separate from "white" Hollywood, and you too can be as popular here as the Indian actors nobody here knows.

Kevin Jackson is a bestselling author and syndicated radio show host.