Javier Bardem at the 2007 Toronto Internationa...
My minority status might be dubious, but my not talent!

Cover story: Where’s the diversity at the Oscars? – CNN.com. If I were a spaniard, I really wouldn’t how to feel about the following sentence:

This year there was a decided dearth of diversity in the Oscar nominations. There are no women or people of color among the director nominees, and the acting nominees are all white. Javier Bardem, who is up for best actor for his role in “Biutiful,’ is a Spaniard and therefore European.

Does CNN mean that Bardem is not white enough, but as European does not qualify as a minority anyway?No matter how you try to read the paragraph, the lasting impression is one of smugness and concealed racism (BTW, there’s no reverse racism, only racism). “Gee, I’m Lisa Respers France, my name is trendy enough that somebody could think I’m an actress, but no, I’m a movie critic, and I’m an arbiter of fairness, too. As the old saying goes, Europe starts on the Pyrenees, that means Javi is not white enough, but Spain is a member of the European Union, and that means he’s not a minority member.”

I won’t be hitting too hard this time, there is the possibility that she made an unfortunate choice of words. So I waiting for a rectification. Should I sit down or what?

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About jokerizedpaul

A member of the sipmac team with armed only with his blog. Un miembro de the sipmac team armado sólo con su blog. Casi nunca la opinión correcta... al menos casi nunca la opinión que esperabas escuchar. Almost never the "right" worldview ... not even what you expect to hear. En el Blog Opinion Renegada, Paul Maršić de the sipmac team da rienda suelta a sus más calenturientas opiniones sobre cualquier tema, y paradójicamente intenta ser también responsable, al buscar siempre sustentarlas. In the Opinion Renegada (Renegade Opinion) Blog, Paul Maršić from the sipmac team lets freedom ring, and lets it loose with his most incendiary opinions based on any given topic. Paradoxically enough his blog is also intended as a responsible one, because he is always seeking to substantiate those opinions.

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