Two weeks ago, Al Sharpton called “for an emergency meeting of his eight-member diversity task force,” all because the movie “Selma” received just one Oscar 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.
Now take a look at the picture up top. It features the board of director’s for Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. Is it just me or do all its members happen to be extraordinary black?
The folks over at the Daily Surge put it like this: “The national staff doesn’t [seem to] fare much better on the ‘diversity‘ barometer either.”
Ain’t that an ironic bitch!?
Now let me be clear. Conservatives like me care zip zero that Al Sharpton’s National Action Network lacks diversity. I assume it lacks diversity because non-blacks see no reason to join up with the kooky troop of racial grievance mongers. Likewise, I imagine that only a few so-called “black movies” show up at the Oscars because so few black people make hit movies. By the same token, I imagine that some companies reportedly lack diversity because fewer qualified minorities apply.
No biggie, no doubt!
But see, conservatives like me are not Al friggen Sharpton, a racial grievance monger who bitches and moans about racism nonstop. I mean the guy even released an official press release over the Oscar situation:
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. With all of the talent in Selma and other Black movies this year, it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history. National Action Network (NAN) has formed a task force on the movie industry to deal with diversity as I engage in dialogue with Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal. The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets. I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards.
Okay . . . RELOADED!
How about this, Al . . . how about we the not-full-of-shit citizens of the United States form a task force of our own to “deal with the diversity” problem inherent in your own clearly racist, bigoted and intolerant National Action Network?
How about them apples, bu- bu- bu- BUB!?
Story Lead via [Mark Simone]