Is Diversity America’s Superpower?

March 2, 2016

[abc news]
[abc news]

With all the recent chatter about #OscarsSoWhite for the second straight year — where there weren’t any minorities among the 20 acting nominees — the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced the development of a change management plan in an effort to increase the diversity of its membership and double the number of female and minority members by 2020.

Prior to this announcement, superstar Will Smith, who many think displayed an Oscar-worthy performance in the film “Concussion,” but did not receive a nod this year, did an exclusive “Good Morning America” interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts where he expressed his disappointment at the absence of minority nominees. Smith also shared his thoughts on why those diverse roles are missing in Hollywood and should be all the more celebrated because “diversity is America’s superpower.”

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