By Tomilola Coco Adeyemo
The lack of diversity in this year’s Oscars has raised a lot of reactions from the Black community. From Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s decision to boycotting the Oscars, to Spike Lee refusing to attend (he said he did not use the word ‘boycott”) to Stacey Dash thinking it’s all ludicrous, to Chris Rock being pressured to step down as Host, it has all been one eventful ride.
However, with the recent decision of the Academy of motion pictures, Arts and Sciences to restructure their committee, it seems that the Oscars did not only take note of the reactions, it just witnessed its biggest change in history.
According to the Academy,
The Board’s goal is to commit to doubling the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020.
What’s more, the Academy will be taking immediate action to increase diversity by adding new members who are not Governors to its executive and board committees where key decisions about membership and governance are made.
Read the entire statement released here