Al Sharpton Calls For Emergency Diversity Task Force Meeting After ‘Selma’ Oscar Snub

The Daily Caller – by Chuck Ross

MSNBC host and civil rights activist Al Sharpton is calling for an emergency meeting of his eight-member diversity task force to discuss action against the Academy Awards after the movie “Selma” received only one Oscars nomination.

“The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,” Sharpton said with usual flair in a statement released Thursday after the announcement of Oscar nominations.  

Many, including Sharpton, were outraged that none of the actors in “Selma,” a movie about the 1965 Voting Rights Act, were nominated for the golden statues.

David Oyelowo, who portrayed Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the movie, did not receive a nomination. Nor did director Ava DuVernay.

This was the second time since 2000 that no black actors or actresses were nominated for an Oscar.

“The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations,” Sharpton continued in his statement.

“I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards.”

Sharpton formed the task force last month after the hack and release of racially-themed emails sent between Sony Pictures executives. Sharpton called on Sony head Amy Pascal to address the issue of Hollywood’s lack of diversity.

“In the time of Staten Island and Ferguson, to have one of the most shutout Oscar nights in recent memory is something that is incongruous,” Sharpton told The New York Daily News on Thursday.

Sharpton’s outrage comes a year after the success of “12 Years a Slave,” which was based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was captured and sold into slavery in the 1840s. The movie won Best Picture, and actress Lupita N’yongo won the award for Best Supporting Actress. Steve McQueen and Chiwetel Ejiofor were nominated for Best Director and Best Actor, respectively.

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8 thoughts on “Al Sharpton Calls For Emergency Diversity Task Force Meeting After ‘Selma’ Oscar Snub

  1. Why don’t we give Al an Oscar nomination for playing someone we could give a rat’s ass about. Calling him Buffoon, for this FBI weasel is too kind.

  2. Why isn’t someone calling for an Emergency Diversity Task Force to meet about the NBA being too black??? Just wondering?? 🙂

  3. I certainly hope this is the last time this creature
    will ever be heard from…………
    For this time he should be laughed into the abyss
    from where he sallies forth,
    every time an opportunity arises
    for him to inflict his poison onto society.
    This total “MORON”, (not because he’s black),
    but because he’s just a low life MORON ….
    plain and simple.
    He needs to just go away !
    And others like him.
    It’s so obvious he’s playing the communists
    race card like his masters call him out to do.
    Like the good little “useful idiot” that he really is.
    I for one, amongst many, am tired of hearing,
    and seeing, this creature spew forth his guile
    and tired ideology that’s used to sow discord.
    There’s a special place for creatures such as he ….
    and he cannot seem to get there fast enough for many.
    Sadly, the will full lemmings will be eating up his vomit as fast as he can spew it.
    What a sad and pitiful creature he is.
    Is this all that he can contribute to society ?
    What a complete wretch ……
    A real “Mental Midget”
    And that covers all his positive qualities.

  4. Organize another march through Bensonhurst, Al.

    Maybe you’ll get another knife in your chest and you’ll really have something to cry about.

  5. Bahahahahahaha!!! ROLMFAO!!!

    Oh man, this guy is the funniest comedian I’ve seen in a long time. Don’t you just love how he blatantly picks and chooses pointless things, while ignoring the important ones.

    Hey Al, I think the world has more important issues to bitch about than something that happened years and years ago. You’re like the Zionists and their Holohoax. GIVE IT A REST ALREADY!!! It’s over. Old news. NO ONE CARES!!! Not even the Blacks (if you really want to play that race card). We’ve all moved on. Unfortunately you didn’t get the memo because it wasn’t in your last Zionist paycheck.

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