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Will more minority Academy members lead to more minority nominations?

Will more minority Academy members lead to more minority nominations?

To the editor: What are we to make of the plan to increase minority nominees for the Oscars by diversifying the electors in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences? ("Film academy makes dramatic rule changes to address diversity," Jan. 22)

Diversification is laudable; every such organization should resemble the broad population if specific criteria for membership, those based on specialized knowledge or skill set, accommodate it.

The idea that more minority electors will increase the chances of minority nominees is freighted with...

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