Entertainment Gay Latino Oscar Voter Pens Letter to Academy President: "Are You Saying I Am Racist?"

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    Mark Reina, a member of the Academy's executives branch, weighs in on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the response to it.

    #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the Academy's response to it.
    Some of my colleagues in the Academy thought people might be interested in the points I raised in the email I sent to Cheryl Boone Isaacs (below). I have not received a response.

    Dear Cheryl Boone Isaacs,

    I understand your need to respond to the criticism the Academy has recently received about the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees. However, I am baffled at your and the board’s choice of a response.

    I worked in the industry for over 20 years, most of that time as a film studio executive. Because of that, I am currently a full voting member of the Academy. Under the new rules it appears as though that right will be denied me in order to make the Academy and therefore the Oscar nominees "more diverse."

    Are you saying I am racist or have racist tendencies and need to be excluded from voting? Are you saying if I worked another 10 years I would vote differently? Are you saying that I have not made my voting choices on quality but rather on the color of the artists’ skin? Are you saying that I have voted (consciously or unconsciously) to exclude women, members of the LGBT community and other minorities? I find it insulting and ignorant. I take my membership responsibilities seriously and am honored to be part of the Academy. I have paid my yearly dues, cast Oscar ballots each year, voted in categories only when I have seen all the films and consistently been involved in and voted on other AMPAS matters since I was invited to join in 1995.

    I am a gay man and my father is a Latino immigrant. Please explain to me how denying me my right to vote makes the Academy membership and the Oscar nominees more diverse?

    Thank you in advance for your response.

    Mark Reina

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/gay-latino-oscar-voter-pens-859044
     
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    Yes, beaner faggot. That is what they are saying.
     
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    Leftist on leftist e-violence. Oh, the humanity.
     
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    So anyone that is not black is racist?
     
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    I meant it ironically. No "dawg" in this race.
     
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    But that is what the whole oscars thing sounds like. How is a Latino oscar voter considered to be too white?

    Let me translate for you.

    The whole oscar diversity thing is, more black period. Sorry not trying to be dick but thats what it boils down to.
     
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    I agree whole-heartedly. Progressives want the public to be color blind and to judge people on their merits, but have a peculiar double-standard.
     
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    Agreed, Because real diversity would include, Latino, Asian etc...
     
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    Hes on the money.

    Also if saying bringing in more blacks to vote means more blacks will be nominated, you are saying whites and blacks alike will vote along race lines.

    Stupid liberals and their exposing of their latent racism by treating black people like 4 year olds.
     
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    Yo quiero un Oscar pero dudo que yo lo gane. :(
     
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    Liberals/progressives aren't really liberal. They use the vocabulary of liberalism to bully others to get their way. The trouble is, the mainstream media doesn't call them out on their bullshit bc they are mostly sympathetic to or in cahoots with liberals/progressives. As a result, lots of low information voters simply hear, racism bad, liberals good.
     
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    I agree with some of this but its not liberals, this guy is liberal. He is also Latino yet he is basically being called a racist.

    No one can win this argument because you are racist if you try. Let Hollywood burn themselves to the ground, i only watch cable series now anyway.
     
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    This argument does not hold water.
     
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    Progressives don't want the public to be color blind, they want to guilt peopl and divide them in order to obtain more power. Black leaders don't want equality they want the superiority fighting for "diversity" brings.

    You think MLK's dream for his children to be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin is really the dream of any progressive leader?
     
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    I have paid my dues... Is he talking union dues.... God forbid if they are delinquent...

    Yeap, paid yearly dues.... Guess every union is the same... Make sure you pay you're dues.
     
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    This is not a liberal or progressive thing its a race thing, i dont buy that argument. You have liberals and progressives being called racist in this oscar thing.
     
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    Can we please get rid of these award shows. It's become too ridiculous.

    Just give EVERYONE an award and a Participation trophy. End of story.
     
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    When was the last time Hollywood produced a good movie for that matter?
     
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    Been a while. It's either a remake or a comic book movie. :dontknow:
     
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