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Black award shows are important, but 'we can't uncement the many years of the "gold standard" '

Black award shows are important, but 'we can't uncement the many years of the "gold standard" '

Following outrage over the mostly white list of Oscar nominees, black people find themselves wrestling with a question posed by James Baldwin in his 1963 book “The Fire Next Time”: “Do I really want to be integrated into a burning house?” In this case, the burning house is an entertainment industry that makes money off the labor of people of color, but seemingly refuses to value them otherwise.

The answer depends...

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