Actor Idris Elba Says “Oscars are not designed for us”

28 Feb

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

I saw an interesting article recently in which Idris Elba, one of my favorite actors, went out of his way to give his true feelings about the Oscars.  You know the Oscars, those awards that black people never get unless they yank out a breast or act like they want to kill other black people. 

In an appearance at a university, Elba made this statement: “Halle Berry and I were the only two black actors nominated for this year’s Golden Globes (Idris for Lutherand Halle for Frankie & Alice). The Oscars aren’t designed for us…let’s focus on making more films.”

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One Response to “Actor Idris Elba Says “Oscars are not designed for us””

  1. james c wilburn March 1, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    IN MY OPINION YOUR COMMENTS GO ALONG WAY TO WHAT WE AS BLACK PEOPLE NEED TO DO TO RECONIZE OURSELVES AS I SEE IT WE HAVE THE RESOURCES MENTALLY AND FINANCALLY TO CARRY OUT ANYTHING WE NEED TO DO FOR OURSELVES, THE QUESTION IS WHEN WILL OUR FINANCIAL LEADERS BEGIN TO STEP-UP AND JOIN TOGETHER AND DO THE THING, IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE IT AT LEAST START IN MY LIFETIME JUST AN IDEA

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