We all have those moments when we think, “Oh, I’m just going to forget it happened to me,” and we don’t realize that the experiences of our white peers and peers of color, even if they have their own struggles, have been far more traumatic and lasting.
We’ve all felt the pain and the loss of family members, and our own personal struggles.
And we’re not alone in this.
The recent Oscar nominations, which have brought the conversation about racism in Hollywood to the forefront, show that this is not a problem that is simply relegated to Hollywood.
While it may seem that a lot of the nominees were nominated for their ability to bring us joy in their films, we must also remember that these are not just Oscar nominations.
These are awards for the work that has been done to educate, to empower, and to celebrate our fellow Americans of color.
These nominations are not a sign that these people are somehow less worthy of the Oscars than other nominees.
They’re not a reflection of how they performed, or how well they perform.
These awards are not some sort of a badge that indicates a lack of achievement, but instead a reflection that these nominees are worthy of these awards.
So, while we may not be able to forget all the people who’ve made a difference in our lives and in the lives of other people, we can take comfort in the fact that we’ve been given the opportunity to see how the Academy Awards have changed over time.
The nomination for “Best Picture” has been moved to a later date in the nomination process, and the nomination for Best Director has been removed from the final ballot altogether.
But, these nominations are still very much part of the Academy’s DNA.
So what is the best way to honor those who have made a significant difference in the world?
I know that it’s very easy to feel guilty about the Oscar nominations and how we feel like we’re losing out because of it, especially when it comes to our own experiences of racism.
But it’s important to remember that we can still make a difference by simply celebrating our fellow American of color and celebrating the work of those of us who’ve fought so hard for our freedom.
The Oscars have become a vehicle for a great many people to celebrate their accomplishments and their struggles, and it’s only through making the most of them that we’ll truly see what we’ve made.
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