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#OscarSoWhite: Lupita Nyong’o Lends a Voice to the Oscars’ Lack of Diversity

Lupita Nyong’o is letting everyone know about her displeasure at the lack of diversity in this year’s Academy Award nomination list.

Read also: #OscarSoWhite: No Black Actors Were Nominated In The 2016 Oscars

The actress won an Academy Award for her 2014 performance in 12 Years a Slave and she has released a statement on her Instagram account.

She wrote “I am disappointed by the lack of inclusion in this year’s Academy Awards nominations. It has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture. The Awards should not dictate the terms of art in our modern society, but rather be a diverse reflection of the best of what our art has to offer today. I stand with my peers who are calling for change in expanding the stories that are told and recognition of the people who tell them.”

 

 

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