These 5 Oscar-nominated films prove that racism is entrenched in Academy culture

#OscarsSoWhite is in no way a new phenomenon


Patrice Waite
February 26, 2016 9:50PM (UTC)

From "Pinky" — the 1949 story of a light-skinned black woman (played by a white actress) and her stereotypical "mammy" — to "The Blind Side" that plays upon to oh-so-typical Hollywood stereotype of the "white savior," the Academy Awards has a very long history of nominating racist films.

This year zero black actors were nominated for awards, but that comes as no surprise given the racism entrenched in Academy culture.

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Watch our video for peeks at the 5 most racist Oscar-nominated films of all time.


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