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The Daily Show Explains Why This Year’s Oscars Are Oh-So-Very White

By now you’ve probably heard all the fuss about the whitest Oscars since, well, last year’s Oscars. On Thursday, not a single person of color was nominated for their acting, despite a wealth of meaty, praised roles and several box-office hits starring POC, particularly black men. Who’s to blame for their perpetual exclusion? Black people, of course! Allow The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr. to explain where black people in Hollywood went wrong. See, it’s not that black people can’t make films about anything other than their own oppression, it’s that they didn’t try hard enough last year to dupe white Academy voters into thinking they were watching another Django. Had Michael B. Jordan entered the ring to a negro spiritual instead of to Tupac’s “Hail Mary,” maybe we wouldn’t be in this predicament. Will Smith’s Concussion? Too many head traumas, not enough whippings. Straight Outta Compton — try Straight Outta Cotton Fields. Even Leo had to rewind back to Colonial America to get his likely first Oscar. POC, take note!

The Daily Show Takes on #OscarsSoWhite