Trending on twitter is the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, a new debate questioning the actor category nominees by the academy.  The debate raises questions regarding the impartiality and credibility of the Academy to recognize and reward films and actors based upon talent versus skin color.

Magazines and newspapers from Vogue to The New York Times have posted tweets about the issue.  Actors Jada Pinket Smith and Spike Lee have gone on record that they intend to boycott the award ceremony this year.

Posted by:Nichelle Cole

Nichelle Cole is the founder & creative director of The Fashion Plate magazine. A respected writer, stylist and influencer, she has been published in fashion magazines around the world.

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