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Sharpton Group Protesting Oscars Sunday Night

Al Sharpton’s National Action Network is planning on protesting outside of the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony over what he claims is a “lack of diversity” in Hollywood.

The protest is slated to start around 2pm PT on Sunday, right when the celebs arrive on the red carpet. Al Sharpton will conveniently not be in attendance.

From Breitbart:

“It is pretty obvious that the Academy needs more diversity in its voting process,” NAN political director Najee Ali told Deadline. “While our coalition of civil rights leaders questioned the obvious omissions of director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo from the critically acclaimed civil rights drama Selma, our protest and concerns isn’t just about them.”

“The issue of the lack of racial diversity is the larger issue that Hollywood must face and confront head on,” Ali added. “That’s why our protest of this year’s Oscar ceremony is designed to be a wake-up call for the entire industry.”

Sharpton started the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite after the nominees were announced in January, because no black actors were selected in the four main categories.

In other news, Al Sharpton’s board of directors at his National Action Network completely lacks diversity. Seriously, go here and see if you can spot the Asian, Latino, or White person on Sharpton’s board.


Matt Schuck

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Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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