Oscar diversity is more than a black and white issue.
It’s widely known that the Academy Awards failed to nominate a single nonwhite actor. Though that discussion has largely focused on the exclusion of black actors, the Academy Awards’ record has a serious dearth of any type of diversity
Conversations about inclusion can easily extend beyond the lack of black nominees to Latino, Asian, Native American and LGBT actors
Only four Latino actors have won Oscars: José Ferrer, Anthony Quinn (twice), Rita Moreno and Benicio Del Toro. Similarly, only three actors of Asian descent have won the award: Miyoshi Umeki, Haing S. Ngor, and Ben Kingsley (whose father was Indian). Read more…