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If several men do a better job of directing movies than several women in the same category, should those men be ignored because women have to be recognized, even if they haven’t done as well as the men?
Inversely, if several women do a better job of directing movies than several men in the same category should those women be ignored because men also have to be recognized, even though the women did a better job?
This craziness has just gone way too far. Whoever does the best job, man, woman, white, black, yellow, brown and etc., should get the fucking award. It shouldn’t be decided by the politically correct craziness of the day.
I don’t deny that the world is full of prejudice, discrimination, and hate. Of course, it is, and steps have to be taken to correct these deficiencies, but not at the expense or sacrifice of others.
In 2016, following the Oscars, a great shout went up from the far Left, decrying the fact that fewer men and women of color received awards than white men and women. Well, could it have anything to do with the fact there are fewer black actors, based on the population?
Naturally, no one bothered to mention that, because, to do so, branded one as a racist, as no doubt I will be branded for writing this very post. If we are going to deal intelligently with the lack of diversity, we need to take into consideration the factual applications, as opposed to the emotional judgments.
For example, blacks make up 12.3% of the population, and 12.5% is Hispanic. So, unless Hollywood attracts a hugely disproportionate number of people of color, it makes no sense to insist that black actors receive as many awards as white actors when there aren’t nearly as many. This, in my humble opinion, is just called common sense, a trait that seems to have gone the way of unbridled political correctness.
In a speech at the Harvard Law School in 1999, the late Charlton Heston, a man whose politics I don’t always admire, said: “political correctness is tyranny with manners.” In this case, he couldn’t have been more ‘correct.’