[Perform-Talk] The Diversity Controversy
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Mon Feb 29 18:43:39 UTC 2016
Ray Charles? Stevie Wonder?
From: Perform-talk [mailto:perform-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Darian Smith via Perform-talk
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Cc: Darian Smith <dsmithnfb at gmail.com>
Subject: [Perform-Talk] The Diversity Controversy
I’m sure some of us on this list watched the Oscars last night and if not probably have heard much around the topic of diversity in Hollywood (or lack there of).
One can easily say that there is no shortage of truly talented actors, directors, producers, etc in the entertainment business and that their talents are not confined to the packaging it may be presented in.
In other words, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and much of anything else doesn’t make the performer.
Do you think that Blindness is represented at all? fairly? If you don’t think it is, do you believe there will be a time that Blindness is represented fairly? What do you think will need to be done to see that a blind person wins an academy award or a grammy or whatever award recognizes them at the pinnacle of their craft? ? Do you think there will be a time that a blind person will be recognized for their ability and considered amazing because of their natural talent?
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