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Diversity

I could be wrong. I could be overreacting. But in my opinion (key words), there’s just too much of a lack of diversity in several areas of our lives. Maybe it’s just my being in the South that plays a part in this.

I believe we have all these unique people created in God’s image to be able to engage with one another. I don’t think He made us different to stay away from one another. I think it’s our differences that enable us to creatively cultivate ideas and concepts.

This is a short post, but I was curious to see if anyone else felt that the lack of diversity was an issue? I’m used to being the only black person in a lot of places, but should I have to be?

I could be wrong. I could be right. I just wanted to invite people to think about whether or not this is an issue where they are. It may not be. In fact, I hope it’s not. However, I do believe that if you can easily count the people in a room that look like you, it just may not be diverse enough.

 

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Society- Some Kind of Problem

Eventually you have to mature and understand that there are just more important things in life. It just hits you. I get that people want to take a stand with the Oscars. I understand it. I get there’s a lack of variety there and it should be addressed. I support doing what you want. If you want to boycott, I get it. If you don’t want to, I don’t think you’re a bad person for not. I get it.

But while I was talking to my brother I really thought about it. There are just more important things in life. There are people who are homeless, there are people who are sick in the world. People are dying, people are being persecuted. And to think about people being upset because they don’t receive a nomination or accolade for a prestigious award for pretending to be someone else is just tough to place on a pedestal compared to what’s happening in the world today. It’s just not high priority to me when I think about everything else.

It says a lot about our society that we spend so much money and time on these things and not on real issues. Not to get in a financial debate and all, because I do believe there is a talent that comes with acting that is very expressive. I’m a TV/Cinema major so I obviously believe or believed in the industry, and probably seem like I’m going against my degree and years and money of teaching by saying this, but oh well.

It bothered me to say and know its truth that the person who plays someone who saved lives makes more than the person who actually did the saving. They get accolades for pretending to be the person who was the doctor that found the cure, or who was the soldier who gave his all. While the actual, real life person almost goes unrecognized. And then there is this attitude to be upset about the person who didn’t receive an award for being the character of a person that most people didn’t know about it. How do we praise the performance/portrayal of a lifesaver more than we do the actual lifesaver?

Is that not some kind of a problem?

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