Protesters Say Oscars Failed to Represent Multitude of Talent

oscars_sowhite_3585024b{New York 1} – The Oscars may have been awarded in Hollywood, but complaints about the lack of diversity were heard Sunday on the streets of Manhattan.

Demonstrators gathered outside ABC’s offices on the Upper West Side to protest the Academy’s failure to recognize black actors.

Protesters say they want the Academy Awards to be more inclusive.

“We want the Oscars to commit to structural changes that will not allow this to ever happen again. This is the second year in a row,” said one protester.

“All of us support movies. Everybody goes and watches. There’s all incredible actors that act well, and we just feel like if we’re all supporting something we should be represented. It’s 2016. It should reflect the times,” noted another protester.

Similar demonstrations were held outside of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, where the Oscars show took place.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.